“...blues-rock with a little bit of country swagger…”
“...blues-rock with a little bit of country swagger…”
Jamie Porter Band are a Rock n Roll band from North Wales fronted by singer/songwriter & guitarist Jamie.
Jamie Porter (Guitar/Vocals) Dave Paveley (Bass/Vocals) & Simon Waterhouse (Drums).
With a musical family and experience of playing in many 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 providing grooving riffs, catchy hooks and uplifting choruses with plenty of opportunity for audience participation, having had great feedback, reviews and bookings following 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 as long as is a good song, could be any genre.
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.
During 2020/2021, JPB have released a number of digital singles that have been well received by rock radio. The 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 supported bands such as Hog Jaw, Focus, Matt Long & The Reverend Ones, The Outlaw Orchestra, Sons Of Liberty, Romeo's Daughter and Blue Nation.
The band 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. With appearances at the Wildfire Festival in June and Nene Valley Rock Festival in September.
The band joined Kira Mac as openers on their 'Downfall' UK Tour in May/June 2023. Taking in dates around the UK; Chester Live Rooms/ The Waterloo Bar Blackpool/ The Garage(G2) Glasgow/ Corporation Sheffield/ 1865 Southampton/ Thekla Bristol/ Asylum Birmingham/ The Sugar Mill Stoke On Trent/ The Garage London.
“If you like you rock with a more classic bluesy and southern feel then this new release 'MMXXI' will be right up your street. Full of riffs, gnarly vocals and a heavier sound, all point towards an excellent release, and TFM gives the new album from the Jamie Porter Band a well-deserved 9/10.”
“…packed full of heads down no nonsense Rock…Heavy Rock has never sounded so good.”
“It is uplifting, bags of positivity, but not vacuous or shallow, it is good rock music, played incredibly well, and that lifts the soul...the music is damn fine! 5/5”
“…full of chunky, room shaking riffs, harmonies and captivating vocals. The superb production brings everything together to give the listener some truly memorable rock n’ roll.”
“…Just straight up great music, well put together and full of cracking guitar riffs and mighty fine vocals to boot…. ”
“…classy…feel good…infectious…thunderous…these guys are here and here to stay…”
“...one of the true festival bands...” - Cambridge Rock Festival 2022
“It's a hard rocking, bluesy and soulful piece of art that instantly gets you going. There's not a single bad moment from start to finish and the musicianship is rock solid. You can hear many different elements of southern rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Stone Cherry, bluesy influences such as Jack J Hutchinson and Kris Barras Band and also some heartfelt moments that one could only compare to Lenny Kravitz' sensitive pieces. All these influences and styles merge perfectly to give an excellent 40+ minutes of pure joy and enormous sound. The thunderous licks, velvet like vocals and mammoth rhythm section are absolutely golden and mind blowing. ”
“…this band is no one-trick-pony, they’re more than happy to mix up styles and tempo’s, when they groove, you can’t help but feel yourself going with them … listen to ‘The Last Train’ if you want proof, it’s glorious stuff. I genuinely believe the Jamie Porter Band has a bright future ahead of them if ‘MMXXI’ is anything to go by, my only regret is not discovering them sooner…”
“Jamie Porter Band bring it on with good ol’ fashioned honest heavy rock...their riffs chasing off the darkest of valley shadows...guitar menacingly growls in a bluesy sort of Motorhead kind of way as ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ kicks off...the crowd are right into it and the instantly accessible chorus is sung right back...hard rock steel of fine quality. The unpretentious and industrious ‘Touch The Sky’ wraps up an engaging set that has bore witness to 40 minutes passing in the very blink of an eye. It’s eight tracks have been warmly and loudly received by the hugely appreciative gathering of rabble-rousers...” - Gary Spiller
“The album is full of nose bleed guitar riffs and thumping sing along tunes that could be from any Bon Jovi, Springsteen or Whitesnake albums… ”
“This was awesome. Ten amazing rock tracks that hooked me into the band immediately and left me wanting more. Their fantastic blend of hard rock, glam, blues, and AOR made for one hell of an interesting, entertaining sound. ”
“I love this album, it’s got the feel good dial turned up to 11….Music like this needs to be heard by many more people. ”
“Chunky guitar riffs, liquid solos (pleasingly, it has to be said, of a brevity of length that fits perfectly with the songs), hooky, sing-a-long choruses and a vibe and sound aimed squarely at reaching the back row of a stadium are the order of the day in this hugely enjoyable release....Ably backed by son Danny on bass, keyboards and backing vocals, Jamie Porter is a talented guitarist who knows how to pen engaging classic rock tunes and 'MMXXI - The Story So Far' shows this to fine effect...'The Story So Far' is one story well-worth telling.”