The Jar Family

The Jar Family


The Jar Family release their fantastic single Broken Minded today via Jar Records.

The single is a perfect little Jar-shaped slice of “industrial folk” - a genre coined and created entirely for the Hartlepool seven-piece. The band have won many supporters over the last few years with their relentless touring schedule and passionate performances. The single has already been played by BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, Bethan Elyfyn (BBC Wales, Amazing Radio) and Robert Elms (BBC London).

So far this year they have opened for Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Craddock, followed by a run of tour dates and festival appearances across the UK, including slots opening for The Charlatans and Babyshambles, Ren Harvieu, The Sunshine Underground, King Charles, Jake Bugg etc.

Formed in 2010, Hartlepool band The Jar Family is a collective of singer-songwriters Max Bianco, Dali, Al Devon, Richie Docherty, Chris Hooks and former Squeeze bassist, Keith Wilkinson. After a busy year touring, the boys recently released the free download track "Getting Better" online, Broken Minded out now and their second album, which is due out February 2013.

Providing an escape from the backdrop of their hometown’s economic hardships, and driven by a collective will to succeed, The Jar Family have forged a distinctive style of north-east blues & roots, uniquely coined as “Industrial folk”, which, following a series of sell-out acoustic shows, and the July 2010 release of their now highly collectable Livingston Studio EP, the band quickly built a loyal fan-base.

Having amassed a sizeable collection of songs, the band decamped to the seminal Sawmill Studio in Cornwall, to record The Jar Family Album in June 2011, but not before adding the in-demand Kerry 'jubjub' Edwards on Cajon to complete the 7-piece line-up. Produced by Keith Wilkinson, the album was then mixed by the legendary John Cornfield (Muse, Supergrass, Razorlight, Oasis, Athlete).

November 2011 then saw the release of The Jar Family’s second single In For A Penny which preceded the band’s first ever UK tour, supporting the infamous Alabama 3, gaining them many new fans as they further enhanced their reputation as the north-east’s buzz band.

Having spent the last few years building a loyal fan base live, the band are ready to present their unique blend of whimsical off-kilter folk rock to the masses.

Listen to The Jar Family

The Jar Family on tour