Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

PERTH’S own Jook Joint Band will cel­e­brate the re­lease of its third al­bum with a big show at the Na­tional Ho­tel on Sun­day.

The five-mem­ber band, which in­cludes South Fre­man­tle’s Bill John­stone, Hil­ton’s Nick Glo­rie and Hamil­ton Hill’s Larry Ge­orge, hasve drawn in­spi­ra­tion from the 1920s and 1930s for its lat­est al­bum, Gotta Shake That Thing.

Com­bin­ing a slew of in­stru­ments into their sound, in­clud­ing gui­tars, a wash­board, ka­zoo, ukulele, dou­ble bass, drums, har­mon­ica and even a jug, John­stone said the style of mu­sic from the ’20s and ’30s was the root of to­day’s pop­u­lar mu­sic.

“We love that raw, earthy vibe in­cor­po­rat­ing tra­di­tional and im­pro­vised in­stru­ments, al­though we are not purists and like to think we add our own unique style as well,” he said.

“We started re­hears­ing the songs in May and recorded them all in one day in July.

“The Na­tional Ho­tel is an iconic Freo pub with plenty of room to dance and it’s a great party at­mos­phere with the Jook Joint Band.”

The band will per­form at The Na­tional Ho­tel on Oc­to­ber 15.

Visit www.jookjoint­band.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Jook Joint Band.

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