UK band JUMP has been treading rock's boards for quite a while now. Formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 1990, this six-piece troupe began life under the wing of the legendary promoter Ron Watts and then flew The Nags Head nest to establish themselves as Wycombe's most successful export since Howard Jones.
JUMP have worked with a host of UK acts, having toured with Fish, opened more than once for Marillion (been produced by Mark Kelly) and enjoyed outings with a huge range of artists. The band's eclectic nature has seen them work in various formats with artists as diverse Midge Ure, The Blockheads, Hawkwind, Steeleye Span, Sam Brown, Rick Wakeman and The Spin Doctors to name a few. JUMP's 30 year career has always been focused far more on developing whatever ideas enter its collective head than conforming to the convenience of a particular stereotype.
Reviewing JUMP’s recent appearance at Resonate Festival at the O2 in Islington, PROG Magazine reported that...
“Animate, articulate and amusing, the folk-rock infused stalwarts delivered a roistering set!”
Whilst of the same show, The Progressive Aspect said...
“A cracking start with Jump leaving the audience rocking on their heels - no prisoners were to be taken. Jump have been around for almost 30 years, but you wouldn’t know it from the exuberance of their delivery; slick, professional, and John Dexter Jones is entertaining in every aspect you want from a front man. Songs of this and that, from those areas that only progressive music ever seems to touch. I loved the set, and I hope that my first experience of Jump is not my last.”
Of the band’s latest album ‘Breaking Point’, Background Magazine in the Netherlands said...
“This is a sublime album with fantastic music and songs that tell stories on a level that not many bands can. Give it a listen, read the lyrics and let the music and the voice of John Dexter Jones move you again and again and again.”
PROG magazine in the UK...
“The sweet tangle of a guitar motif and slithering bass line that underpin the title track is typical of the inviting tunes Jump specialise in. The Widow’s reggae-tinged percussion recalls The Police; flute and fiddle enhance The King, and the ghost of Dire Straits occasionally rears its head...”
“JUMP are simply a rock band with style and class.”
Having now recorded 14 studio albums and performed well in excess of 1200 shows (including a memorable Christmas show in Abbey Road Studio 2) the JUMP journey continues with the same excitement and commitment that characterised the band's launch in
Artist website: Www.Jumprock.co.uk
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jumprockUK
More music: https://jumprockuk.bandcamp.com/