Bridgetown Blues Festival


Since the last newsletter the Jook Joint Band has been out and about on the road and playing around. Yep we have been back to the South Beach Hotel on the 29 October and played before a good crowd who were out to enjoy themselves.

We were almost upstaged by a couple who danced up a storm and put on a great show on the dance floor, they were a great act and everyone enjoyed their energy, verve and style. It was great to catch up with our friends and supporters, old and new. Everyone had a smile on their faces and were tappin’ their feet or shakin’ their booties and that is always a good vibe.

Our next set of gigs was down at Bridgetown for the Blues at Bridgetown Festival. What an event that is. The whole town turns itself into an all weekend blues and roots happening. If you haven’t been down for a festival make sure to put it into your diary for next year as it promises to be a big one as it will be the 20th anniversary of the festival.

JJB played at Scotts Tavern on the Friday night and it went off. There was a capacity crowd at around 400-500 – with about a hundred up dancing. It was loud raucous and rocking (in a jugband, dancing blues way of course). From the band point of view it is great to see so many bodies getting into the groves.

Saturday was a big one for us as we played at the Festival Club which is great acoustic venue and is frequented by the serious blues aficionados (a smaller crowd that got into it after a bit of a warm up). We finished off the day at the Freemasons Hotel and that was a hoppin’ place. It is a tight little venue and we had a great time playing up to an interactive and close audience. It was good to see the Johnstone boys there and jivin.

Our next and last gig planned for the year will be next week (Sunday 27 Nov) at the East Fremantle Festival. This will be in George Street East Fremantle. It’s a great place to take yourself and the family for good entertainment, arts and food. We kick off on the main stage at 2.15pm for a short sharp 45 minutes.

We look forward to seeing you – so get down there and say hello.

The boys from the Jook Joint Band – Bill, Peter, Paul, Pas and Sean just want to take this opportunity to say thanks for all the past and future support. It wouldn’t be happening for us at the same level without you guys being there and we thank you. See you up there dancing soon. In the meantime get onto our website for our latest photos and music clips.

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