Jamie Porter Band are a Rock n Roll band from North Wales and are...
Jamie Porter (Guitar/Vocals) Dave Paveley (Bass/Vocals) & Simon Waterhouse (Drums).
With a musical family and experience of playing in many local bands over the years, the JPB began as a song writing project for Jamie's song writing and music.
While loving the creating of music, Jamie feels mostly at home putting across the music through live performance completing the creative cycle of music making, which led to the beginning of JPB.
The band have a growing live reputation with the performances giving the listener big riffs, infectious hooks and catchy choruses with big harmonies as well as plenty of opportunity for audience participation combined with an enthusiastic approach to the performance with great feedback and reviews from recent live shows.
Described as '...feel good anthemic blues/country rock...' in an album review in Power Play Rock & Metal Magazine (Issue 207 April 2018), influences are many taken from a variety of blues/ country/ classic rock/ metal, and even a bit of soul; in fact...
'anything that has a good groove or melody...and is simple and fun to play....four chords and a prayer...and a melody to catch you and lift you ...well that's what I'm aiming for anyway!'
Music has been played on independent and local rock radio/radio shows across the UK and beyond over the past few years, with DJ’s and stations such as ARFM, Rock Radio UK, Tameside Radio, HRH Radio, Metal Mayhem, Midlands Metal Heads, Total Rock, Mon FM, Wyatt's New Rock Show on Planet Rock as well as many others.
Songs are regularly in rotation on Las Vegas based Big Time Radio and have been used on TV shows on the UK’s Channel 4.
The band has played numerous local venues and events and has notably supported US Southern Rockers Hog Jaw at the Live Rooms in Chester in 2018 and more recently opened for Focus the band at The Tivoli Venue in Buckley North Wales during their UK tour in September 2019. They have done select live streams and videos during the pandemic period, including an acoustic set for the Breaking Bands Festival.
During 2020/2021, JPB have released a number of digital singles that have been well received by rock radio. The new album MMXXI was released on October 8th 2021 from the bands’ website. and the band are looking forward to taking the music out live to new audiences. Recently the band have performed support slots with Matt Long & The Reverend Ones, The Outlaw Orchestra and The Sons Of Liberty in 2021. 2022 has seen Rockmantic X Festival in Carlisle, support for Romeo's Daughter at the Motorsport Lounge, Llangollen Red Dragon Music Festival and opening the Sapphire Stage on Saturday 18th June at the Cambridge Rock Festival. Most recently Jamie & Danny supported Blue Nation doing an acoustic set at the Motorsport Lounge in Llandudno on October 1st 2022.
The band has appeared at 'The Great British Rock & Blues Festival' at Butlin's Skegness and at the 'Bootleg Ball' at Butlin's Minehead on the Solid Entertainments Introducing Stage in January 2023.
To book the band for your event/festival/support please get in touch!