Fresh off the back of this summer’s acclaimed second album, 'Jarmalade' (which had its top taken off in August) and a recent Bonfire Night appearance in front of 11,000 people in their hometown of Hartlepool, The Jar Family are returning to the road at the end of November and early December for a handful of live dates.
These shows, which include a free, acoustic set after the band lend their fingers to the Christmas lights switch on in Hartlepool on December 5, will also see them play mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) on November 23; dropping in at Newcastle’s Boiler Shop Steamer on December 6; and return to Hartlepool Town Hall on December 21 for what will be their last live performance of the year.
The Jar Family were originally five individual songwriters, who , in 2010 decided that, rather than struggle for success in isolation, they would join forces and see what happened.
Although on paper the idea of five very different personalities with a wide range of musical styles working together harmoniously seems unlikely, the acclaimed results of their work to date speak for themselves. Taking their name from the donations jar they passed around at early gigs, the band are a tight knit group who illustrate the concept of synergy. A relentless touring schedule, which has seen the band support a number of artists such as Jake Bug, Alabama 3, Babyshambles and The Charlatans, has brought their raucous and engaging live show to venues all over the country. http://thejarfamily.com