Jook Joint Band to launch third album at the National Hotel


The Jook Joint Band.
The Jook Joint Band.

PERTH’S own Jook Joint Band will celebrate the release of its third album with a big show at the National Hotel on Sunday.

The five-member band, which includes South Fremantle’s Bill Johnstone, Hilton’s Nick Glorie and Hamilton Hill’s Larry George, hasve drawn inspiration from the 1920s and 1930s for its latest album, Gotta Shake That Thing.

Combining a slew of instruments into their sound, including guitars, a washboard, kazoo, ukulele, double bass, drums, harmonica and even a jug, Johnstone said the style of music from the ’20s and ’30s was the root of today’s popular music.

“We love that raw, earthy vibe incorporating traditional and improvised instruments, although we are not purists and like to think we add our own unique style as well,” he said.

“We started rehearsing the songs in May and recorded them all in one day in July.

“The National Hotel is an iconic Freo pub with plenty of room to dance and it’s a great party atmosphere with the Jook Joint Band.”

The band will perform at The National Hotel on October 15.

Visit www.jookjointband.com for more information.

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