“Jammshed" is based on the songwriting of Mike Soanes with the Band playing a mixture from musical styles from World to Funk to Blues and Folk. It can vary in size from an 8 to a 2 piece, depending on the venue. The full band offers a wonderful mix of instrumentation, which includes cello and brass section. Whenever we play the response we get from the audience is incredibly positive because of the songs, the musicianship and the unique sound of the band. Whilst can the band can be a powerful force in full flow it is also able to play beautiful acoustic music with 5 part vocal harmonies, which highlight the strong lyrical content.
A Newcastle reviewer - "In the event, although there is a dedicated core following, the Mike's outfits have been frustratingly hidden gems. He wants quality musicians to interpret his songs and in Jammshed, he’s got them. They really, really deserve to be more widely heard."
From the Hexham Courant after a gig at Queen's Hall - "Surely one of the NE Region's best kept musical secrets