Jook Joint Band

Jook  Joint  Band  is  a  jug  band  at  heart  and  they  have  been  wowing  audiences with  their  snappy  renditions  of  old  time  blues,  skiffle  and  ragtime  music  in  and around Western Australia for the past ten years.  They like to call the music they play “dancing blues” as they make it their aim to get their audience tappin’ their feet and slappin’ their thighs.

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Join the Jook Joint Band for a session of old time jug band roots and toe tappin’ dancing blues, skiffle, ragtime and rockabilly music with a twist! In bygone eras, when times were tight and there was little money to spare, jug bands made music using home-made instruments from anything that could make a sound…

In the day jug bands made music in dance halls and gin joints using home-made instruments from anything that came to hand. Whereas today the Jook Joint Band play songs with a toe tapping and infectious jumpin’ dance beat using a variety of instruments ranging from washboard, ukulele, kazoos, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, upright double bass, stand up drums, harmonica and of course jug!

With the release of 4 CD’s, “Barking in Freo”, “Jook Joint Band”, “Jookbox Music” and their newest “Shake That Thing” in 2017, more and more people will be recognising them. In particular as “Shake That Thing” reached #4 on the Amrap national community radio charts *.
Jook Joint Band are: Larry George on lead guitar, vocals; Sean Low on harmonica, kazoo, vocals; Bill Johnstone on guitar, washboard, kazoo, ukulele, jug, vocals; Peter Birch on drums, percussion, vocals and Paul Alexander on keys.

In the past few years we have been playing at bars/pubs and community events such as such as The National Hotel, Swallow Bar, Rodney’s Bait ‘n Tackle, Clancy’s Fish Pub, Mukinbudin Spring Festival, Canning Show, Waroona Show, City of Fremantle ‘Heritage Festival’ and the Perth Folk & Roots Club.

In addition, they have performed at music festivals including Blues at Bridgetown Festival.

JOOK JOINT BAND.. its Blues, Roots and Jug Band Music, made right here in Freo, WA!

Cakewalk into Town – Taj Mahal

Cocaine Habit Blues – Memphis Jug Band

Come back again – Daddy Cool

Denomination Blues – Washington Phillips

Ditty Wah Ditty – Blind Arthur Blake

Don’t sell it don’t give it away – Oscar Buddy Woods

Fashion is a TV show – Jook Joint Band

Fishin’ Blues – Henry Thomas

Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash

Gliding Penguins – Jook Joint Band

Going up the country – Canned Heat

Gotta shake that thing – Charlie Jackson

I want to be seduced – Leon Redbone

If you take me back – Big Joe McCoy

I’m through with you – McCoy Brothers

It’s all over now – Bobby Womack

James alley Blues – Richard Brown

Jean Harlow – Lead Belly

Johnny B Badde – Mungo Jerry

Jook Joint Jive – Jook Joint Band

Jug Band Music – Lovin’ spoonful

Keep your hands off her – Lead Belly

Moody River – John Fogerty

Morning Blues – Uncle Dave Macon

Move it on over – Hank Williams

My Babe – Willie Dixon

My Girl Josephine – Fats Domino

Oozlin’ Daddy Blues – Bill Cox/Cliff Hobbs

Rich Mans Blues – C W Stoneking

Sanitised Blues – Jook Joint Band

Shake it and break it – Charley Patton

She wouldn’t give me none – Joe & Minnie McCoy

Squeeze Box – the Who

Stealin’ Stealin’ – Memphis Jug Band

Step it up and go – Blind Boy Fuller

Steppin’ out – Old Crow Medicine show

Train – Jook Joint Band

Walking after midnight – Patsy Cline

Wild about my Lovin’ – Jim Jackson

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