OVER THE TOP is now available on iTunes. Go here for soundclips and download info.
25th July 2016 - Faulkner Jumps To the Rescue!
Former JUMP bass player Andy Faulkner will rejoin the band for one night only at their Cambridge Rock Festival appearance on Friday August 5th. JUMP's bassist Mark Pittam has been granted leave of absence to attend the birth of his first child, due on the very date of the gig. Faulkner will enjoy a very busy day at Cambridge - he will be appearing with Agnieszka Swita earlier on the bill - and is looking forward to renewing acquaintances with old friends.
"JUMP were booked for the gig and the next thing they know Mark is going to be a Dad that very weekend. John (Dexter Jones) gave me a call and asked me if I could help out and I just said yes, why not?! I've always kept in touch and when we had a run-through of the stuff, we just nailed it, grinned a lot and went to the pub."
JUMP's 2016 release 'Over The Top' has received plaudits in every quarter and will feature heavily in the band's Cambridge set.
"It's been a fantastic first half of the year for JUMP" comments Jones "the album has had rave reviews and we've enjoyed some fantastic gigs including hooking up with FISH again after all those years. There's more to come as well. We're heading to Scotland for the first time, we'll be back in High Wycombe for the first time in ages AND we're working with LIFESIGNS again as well. It's great that Andy is joining us in Cambridge, he's a 'family' member, a top player and a top bloke - we're really looking forward to it!"
The next show for JUMP is on 10th September at Wolverhampton.
Click HERE for JUMP's full 2016 gig-list.
30th May 2016
JUMP return to the studio this week, following the completion of their spring season of gigs in support of their excellently received 'Over The Top' album. The gigs included an outing with old friend FISH on his Farewell To Childhood Tour. Work on the band's next release begins in deepest Buckinghamshire with a working title of 'The Copper Thief' and frontman John Dexter Jones promises the exploration of yet more weighty themes.
JUMP have also been trawling 26 years of video archives, selections from which will contribute to a film that is being developed for release early next year. JUMP's prolific career output, combined with strong archivists tendencies and a film-maker son - Sam Jones - have led to this project.
JDJ comments: "We realised pretty quickly that this would not just be a concert DVD. There will of course be live footage from across the ages but a whole more besides. We decided to approach this with a view to creating the widest possible context for the band's history, so there is all manner of content in there. Sam wasn't even born when the band started and he has been shocked by the abundance of hair in the early days. There will be mullets!"
JUMP's thirteenth studio album OVER THE TOP is on sale from Saturday 12th March.
It contains ten tracks - mixing was completed recently at MARS Studios in Buckinghamshire under the watchful eye of long-time JUMP co-producer Martin Atkinson.
Watch the trailer HERE.
The album has been receiving some fantastic reviews. This collection of songs has really caught the imagination of a diverse set of publications... click HERE to check them out..."
JUMP recently opened the show for FISH at The Waterside in Aylesbury, on his FAREWELL TO CHILDHOOD tour. To be invited to play at this show was especially poignant, as it came 18 years after JUMP were previously on stage with Fish on the Sunsets On Empire tour. HERE are some photos from the Waterside show.