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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

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Take Five with Mark Holub of Led Bib

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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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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. ...

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Led Bib

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

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Live From Birmingham: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Mark Holub, George Clinton & Polar Bear

Read "Live From Birmingham: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Mark Holub, George Clinton & Polar Bear" reviewed by Martin Longley

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Symphony Hall April 13, 2015 Rarely does a gig prompt such an ambivalent response as this 'adiós' show by the very veteran Buena Vista posse. Musical vibrations were typically very positive within their extensive set-list of Cuban songs, covering all moods, from up-tempo near-salsa ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Led Bib: The People in Your Neighbourhood

Read "The People in Your Neighbourhood" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

I Led Bib si confermano con questo album, il settimo della loro carriera iniziata nel 2003, compreso il live The Good Egg uscito sempre nel 2014 solo su vinile, come una delle formazioni più vispe della giovane e sempre più agitata scena jazz britannica insieme a gruppi come i Polar Bear, i Get The Blessing e ...

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Mark Holub e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Mark Holub e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica. Mark Holub: Mi è difficile guardarla dall'esterno, spero si percepisca una forte componente di gioia nel fare musica. AAJ La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me. M.H. Mi piacciono i musicisti che affrontano ogni situazione con la ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Colin Webster/Mark Holub: Viscera

Read "Viscera" reviewed by Sammy Stein

To be able to say you have heard something unique is rare these days. Of course, every musician's recordings are unique but occasionally there arrives an album which is truly 'stand alone' and Viscera (New Atlantic),the third album by saxophonist Colin Webster and drummer Mark Holub is one such album. The album consists of track after ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Led Bib: The People In Your Neighbourhood

Read "The People In Your Neighbourhood" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The People In Your Neighbourhood comes from Led Bib, “rock-jazzers" with a neat line in catchy grooves and prog-rock-meets-free-jazz. The London-based outfit, led by New Jersey ex-pat drummer Mark Holub, has been around for over a decade, gaining a Mercury Prize nomination for Sensible Shoes (Cuneiform Records, 2009). After a quiet couple of years since the ...

Jazz Rockers Led Bib Launch Kickstarter For Their 10th Anniversary To Make A New CD And Live Vinyl

Jazz Rockers Led Bib Launch Kickstarter For Their 10th Anniversary To Make A New CD And Live Vinyl

Jazz/Rock/Experimental band Led Bib have launched a Kickstarter campaign to support their 10 year anniversary celebration which include a new CD release and a limited edition live LP to be released on Cuneiform Records in May 2014. And here are the full details of the Kickstarter campaign. So....we have actually survived ten years together....hard to believe ...


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