Alongside his bandleading duties with Old Street Blues, Jake recently completed a six-month residency with Hear & Now Entertainment at the Stables Bar, Dubai, as well as acting as musical director for indie band Young and the Damned until the group split in 2011.
He's also worked as vocal arranger on Disappearing Wonderful (Tristan Bates Theatre, Sep 2014), and has toured with pioneering hip hop producer, DJ Yoda through 2015 playing dates such as Kentish Town Forum, Sage Gateshead and Glastonbury Festival. His debut dancehall album under the moniker Rotty Chimes is available now on iTunes.
Jim is a professional guitarist from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Having completed a degree in Popular Music at Huddersfield University and playing for a wide range of artists and bands across the country Jim recently moved to London. After meeting Jake he jumped at the opportunity to flex his blues chops around the capital.
Iago Banet is a guitarist and composer from Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He studied guitar and harmony in the IMT in Madrid and Jazz and modern guitar in Estudio, escola de música in Santiago.
As a guitarist he’s recorded and toured with bands Hermanos Zapruder (blues-rock), Swingtomatiques (gypsy jazz), Lou Reyes y los Astros (rockabilly), Los Mustang Charros (tex-mex), Martin Sanchez y la Dolce Vita (Swing) and Califa Swing (jazz). He’s recorded more than six albums in the last five years and relocated to London this year.
Brian was already a rock'n'roll fan when he first heard The Beatles and The Stones and decided that he had to be a bass player. Soon he was playing in local covers band The Sonics but as a member of his local folk club, he was blown away when Alexis Korner played there… and a lifelong love of the Blues was born!
More recently Brian has played with Steve Ashley, folk legend Anne Briggs and the Third Ear Band, alongside gigs with bluesmen Lowell Fulson and Louisiana Red.
Paul has been playing drums for a long time during which time he has recorded/toured with X-Ray Spex, Kula Shaker, Joseph Arthur, Aqualung, Graham Coxon and Aynsley Lister. He likes to keep it simple and grooving.
James has been playing drum kit for 18 years and graduated from Drumtech Drum and Percussion School in 2008, where he studied performance, drum technique, stylistic awareness, sight reading, music theory and music technology.
Performance experience covers a wide variety of styles, such as Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Latin, Metal and Classical and he’s performed at venues such as Ronnie Scott's, The 100 Club, Bush Hall, Scala, The Lexington, Borderline, The Garage and Earl's Court.
james 'mull' mulligan
Mull’s a bass player with over ten years’ experience coming from a musical upbringing. His life changed forever whilst attending a Stiff Little Fingers gig at the tender age of seven. Mull’s future was written in the stars and he’s never looked back!
Since then he’s toured the UK and Europe with his bands Token of My Affection, Snapper's Records, Hypo Psycho and LunchBand; supporting bands like Feeder, The King Blues, Terry Hall, The Subways, Babyshambles, Razorlight, The Blockheads, Dropkick Murphys, Wheatus and Spunge. Mull’s also played on the back of most 'Hay Bale' Lorries and village fetes throughout Lincolnshire... chicken wire?
Ru is a bilingual musician of British descent born in Portugal who started playing piano at the early age of three and picked up the guitar in her teenage years due to her passion for rock music.
Ru has a vast musical, touring and studio experience having been the keyboard player of the rock band "Rockalady", Red House View (songwriter, guitarist and frontwoman), Casual Attraction (songwriter, rhythm guitarist and frontwoman: the band's single "So Many Reasons" was featured as the soundtrack of the TV series "I love it"). Ru also works as a songwriter for various international artists.
Having begun learning the guitar at the age of 15, Davide completed a degree in Jazz Guitar at the G.B. Martini Conservatory of Music in Bologna. With electric blues band Wild Bones, he's performed all over Italy, from major blues festivals to opening for acts like Moreland & Arbuckle, 24 Pesos and Sharrie Williams. Wild Bones also represented Italy at the final of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in January 2013. In the same year, they released their first album "The Road to Memphis". Davide also has experience accompanying other artists and teaching private lessons and recently moved to London.
Italian born, based in London, Mario Borrelli is an experienced live and studio musician with a wide range of musical influences. He's recorded & toured internationally with a large variety of bands and solo artists. He was introduced to the piano at 10 by his father but dedicated himself to drums from the age of 12.
Some of his professional experiences brought him to travel around the globe to countries such as Australia and the USA, where he got the opportunity to enrich his cultural background and to distinguish himself in the vast world of music.
Currently he collaborates with bands and singers by performing live or in studios and he is always seeking for new musical projects. He also has a passion for teaching drums and has many students around London.