Jab Jab documentary scoops film festival Audience Award

January 21, 2016
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A sell out audience voted for the Jab Jab documentary as their favourite film from the Exeter Phoenix Two Short Nights Film Festival 2015 where it was awarded the Audience Award. Read more about the film here: ‘JAB JAB the biggest band you’ve never heard of’   Dir. Amanda Whittington  This is the story of Jab Jab, one of Britain’s most successful unsigned bands of the 1970s. With their unique fusion of rock, reggae, calypso and funk music, Jab Jab were breaking boundaries. In the pre-digital era, fans were unable to access Jab Jab’s music outside their live performances. Until now… Inspired by the discovery of reel-to-reel recordings, filmmaker Amanda Whittington helps bring the band back together and documents their story and music. Could they be the biggest band you’ve never heard of? The film will be screened at film festivals across the UK in 2016 and available on the web in 2017.  

Jab Jab at the Picturedrome’s Summer Ska Splash 2015

January 21, 2016
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Photos from Jab Jab’s first reunion concert, supporting The Beat at the Picturedrome’s Summer Ska Splash in Holmfirth 18th July 2015. The energy was back in full force and they went down a storm with the audience going wild for the rhythms and music of Jab Jab. Photography by Paul Whiteley from Huddersfield  

Jab Jab’s first reunion rehearsals

1st May 2015: Here are some photos from Jab Jab’s first reunion rehearsals at Vibration Studios, Huddersfield taken by Paul Whiteley Friday 1st May, 2015. After not playing together for 35 years, we thought it could be interesting, but  the music, energy and family feeling was soon flowing back to us and it was rocking!  We had a great time and the documentary film crew enjoyed it too. We’re really excited about getting back on stage 18th July 2015 at the Picturedrome’s Summer Ska Splash and look forward to the next rehearsals in June.

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Jab Jab are back!

March 11, 2015
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Jab Jab the acclaimed 1970s mixed-race, rock reggae band from Huddersfield, are back! After 30 years, lost recordings have been found and their music will soon be available. Two albums are to be released – a best of studio recordings and a live album. Hearing the music has rekindled passion in the band and they are reforming this summer. Listen to album samples here and find out more about the albums.

See us at our reunion concert this July

February 20, 2015
Mike Whittington

Jab Jab are reuniting this summer at the Summer Ska Splash Festival –  Picturedrome, Holmfirth – 18th July 2015

Album, Keep On Smiling to be released July 2015

February 20, 2015
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