“Grandstanding Pop Music” - Clash Magazine
“The songs are great… It’s steeped in the early seventies and yet doesn’t sound dated and the complex melodies already sound like bedsit classics” - John Robb
— Louder Than War
“This kid gets the big BC stamp of approval” - Brian Christinzio
— BC Camplight
A medieval bard who's got lost in time and space only to find himself in the 21st century. A high voltage neon tapestry weaving together pieces of the past and visions of tomorrow, a sunset disco in a stone circle, sonic heathenry at its finest, a cosmic renaissance man who's perpetual search for self and sound has no end.
Born in Doncaster Yorkshire, Jack spent his childhood listening to the sounds of the 60s and 70s on his grandparents radio, his grandad having been in a band with Mick Ronson teaching Jack the guitar.
After leaving school Jack moved to Manchester in 2013 where he worked as a bass guitarist for members of New Order and The Fall plus BC Camplight and many others. After a couple of UK tours, 20 festivals, 100s of shows, 5 jobs, 4 flats, a couple of mental breakdowns and too many hangovers to mention, Jack moved to Glasgow to formed the first band under his own name in 2021.
Jack's writing commonly focusses on his unique brand of apocalyptic optimism, societal standpoints and determined betterment of mental health, often through the lens of folklorish romanticism. After recruiting a band of local musicians his material is now brought to a live audience with the help of The Dreamstriders: Callum Edwards, Iona Reid, Zak Younger Banks and Callum Shanks.
Highlights for Jack and the band so far include filming a live session at The Pianodrome, Headlining St. Lukes with Kenneth Macfarlane at Celtic Connections, receiving praise from Jim Gellatly, supporting Moonlight Zoo, being featured in Clash Magazine and getting to know Paolo Nutini.
2023 is set to be a breakout year for the band, releasing their new single 'The Witching Hour' on March 3rd, filming a live session at the Oran Mor and hitting the road in spring for their debut headline tour including shows in Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.