Noble Jacks “Stay Awake” (Noble Ground Records, 2020)

Noble Jacks are clear about their aim. They consciously create uplifting social music specifically intended to generate a feel-good factor in a live audience. This is the deluxe release of their second album ‘Stay Awake’ with an additional four tracks including a re-recorded version of the single ‘Enjoy the Ride’.

Video: Noble Jacks “Enjoy the Ride”

Here is an upbeat finish to the week from Noble Jacks, taken from the Deluxe version of ‘Stay Awake’, which is due for release on 27th March.  The song is particularly meaningful to the band, who explain: “We wrote this song to promote positive mental health awareness, particularly for men to speak openly about negative … Continue reading “Video: Noble Jacks “Enjoy the Ride””

Noble Jacks + Jake Morrell, The Black Heart, Camden, London, 29th November 2019

The penultimate night of an extensive UK tour has Sussex-based band Noble Jacks headlining at a bustling, sold out and very enthusiastic Black Heart. If there’s a niche for ‘power folk’ then the band seem prime candidates for that category. They have also thrown ‘BrAmericana’ into the descriptive mix. If we mention that their recent … Continue reading “Noble Jacks + Jake Morrell, The Black Heart, Camden, London, 29th November 2019”

Noble Jacks “Stay Awake” (Independent, 2019)

Noble Jacks have been powering their way through the UK indie-folk scene with new album ‘Stay Awake’ which debuted at Number 7 on the Americana music charts.  The release of ‘Stay Awake’ is a huge moment for the band after the experience of selling our Brighton’s Concord 2 venue for their album release party. The … Continue reading “Noble Jacks “Stay Awake” (Independent, 2019)”

Noble Jacks announce UK dates

Foot-stomping folksters Noble Jacks will release their long-awaited debut album “What The Hammer” on March 24th on Union Music Store, and Harvey’s Brewery in Lewes will be unveiling ‘Noble Jacks,’ a special limited-run brew to coincide with the album release from the Sussex based alt.folk band of the same name. Drink while you listen. Recorded at … Continue reading “Noble Jacks announce UK dates”

The Long Road 2020 postponed to next year

Joining the long list of cancelled or postponed festivals due to the current Covid-19 outbreak is another casualty, the Long Road Festival which has been cancelled for this year but will take place in 2021 on 10th-12th September – tickets for 2020 remain valid for next year. The organisers’ statement reads: “As the response to … Continue reading “The Long Road 2020 postponed to next year”

Interview: Jim Walker, Brighthelmstone Promotions

Jim Walker is managing director of Brighthelmstone Promotions. In 2017 he started a festival in his hometown of Hassocks, West Sussex featuring two of our greatest loves – Americana music and good beer. The Mid-Sussex Americana beer festival is running for a third year at the Hassocks hotel in East Sussex on the 24th of … Continue reading “Interview: Jim Walker, Brighthelmstone Promotions”

Mid Sussex Americana & Ale Festival returns for third year

Back for a third time is one of Americana UK’s favourite summertime events – the Mid Sussex Americana and Ale festival. Hosted by James Walker (managing director of Brighthelmstone Promotions and At The Helm records), a number of acts announced for the festival last Friday were Noble Jacks, Danny George Wilson of Danny and the … Continue reading “Mid Sussex Americana & Ale Festival returns for third year”

AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part three

The AMAUK conference is now into its fourth year and one of the highlights is the two nights of showcases which take place before the awards ceremony featuring the best of americana talent, both homegrown and from around the world. At five venues across Hackney, all within walking distance and for price of one wristband, … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part three”