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Led Bib

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Drummer and composer Mark Holub formed Led Bib in 2003 for a university masters project. Made up of his Middlesex university friends, the five piece played its first gig at London’s Klinker Club on February 24th 2004 to ten people in the backroom of a North London pub. Five years later they were performing on primetime TV to millions, having been nominated as a Mercury Prize album of the year. Theirs was a full gas acceleration to that point. Having had their first album met with widespread critical praise in May 2005, they also won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award in the same year

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Article: Album Review

Let Spin: Steal The Light

Read "Steal The Light" reviewed by Chris May


Formed in 2014, London's Let Spin is an electric quartet peopled by musicians who emerged around a decade earlier as part of a scene which was rather lazily dubbed “punk jazz" by British music journalists. The music was certainly loud, irreverent and in-your-face, but it was played by musicians who were conservatoire graduates, a demographic not ...

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Led Bib: It's Morning

Read "It's Morning" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi


Tutta un'altra musica in casa Led Bib con i nuovi ingressi alla voci di Sharron Fortman, co-fondatrice della North Sea Radio Orchestra (ensemble che recentemente ha dato alle stampe Folly Bololey dove propone in compagnia di John Greaves e Annie Barbazza un'affascinante rilettura di Rock Bottom di Robert Wyatt), e di Jack Hues, conosciuto ai più ...

Album

It's Morning

Label: RareNoiseRecords
Released: 2019
Track listing: Atom Story; Stratford East; It's Morning; Fold – 11:08; Cutting Room Floor; To Dry in the Rain; O; Flood Warning; Set Sail.

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Video

It's Morning

Featuring the music of Led Bib
Duration: 1:33

Trailer for the new film to accompany the release of It's Morning on RareNoise Records. Out on September 27th, 2019. Film by Dylan Pecora.
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Take Five with Mark Holub of Led Bib

Read "Take Five with Mark Holub of Led Bib" reviewed by Mark Holub


Meet Mark Holub Drummer, composer and bandleader originally from the US and now based in jny: Vienna, he is most notably known as the bandleader and composer for Led Bib. With Led Bib, he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize (One of 12 albums of the year) and he was also a winner ...

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News: Recording

Genre defying UK ensemble Led Bib to release 'It's Morning' on RareNoise Records - due out September 27, 2019

Genre defying UK ensemble Led Bib to release 'It's Morning' on RareNoise Records - due out September 27, 2019

From the Homeric invocation of ethereal opener “Atom Story,” it becomes stunningly clear that It's Morning, the latest album from the uncategorizable UK ensemble Led Bib, is meant to take the listener on a journey. The wide-ranging and evocative set is also a testament to the distance the band has travelled on its own evolutionary path. ...

Musician

Mark Holub

Drummer, composer and bandleader originally from the US and now based in Vienna, he is most notably known as the bandleader and composer for Led Bib. With Led Bib, he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2009 (One of 12 albums of the year) and he was also a winner of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2005. Led Bib have topped college radio charts across the US and Canada and have played live across TV and radio in Europe including BBC 2, Channel 4(UK), WDR, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, ORF(Austria), XFM, Radio 1 (Prague), BBC Radio 3, Radio 6(NL) ,BBC Radio 4 and many more. They have released 8 albums and have toured to some of the highest profile festivals in Europe including North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazzfestival Berlin, London Jazz Festival, Saalfelden Jazz Festival and many others

Album

Umbrella Weather

Label: RareNoiseRecords
Released: 2017
Track listing: Lobster Terror; Ceasefire; On The Roundabout; Fields Of Forgetfulness; Too Many Cooks; Women's Power; Insect Invasion; At The Shopping Centre; Skeleton Key To The City; The Boot; Marching Orders; Goodbye

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Article: Album Review

The NJE: Afloat

Read "Afloat" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


When a jazz act takes on Jimi Hendrix, you know they do not lack for confidence. Are they experienced? They certainly are, for The NJE (Near Jazz Experience) is led by saxophonist Terry Edwards, whose many credits include Keziah Jones, Tom Waits and P J Harvey. The NJE trio tackles Hendrix's “Voodoo Child" with ...


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