Jack by the Hedge

Live Folk Rock Band Based in Somerset, Bristol and Bath


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Upcoming Events

We only list public gigs here, so don't panic if your event isn't showing on our calendar. We tend to pick and choose our gigs, keeping it fun and fresh. We prefer quality over quantity. If you have somewhere you think we'd enjoy playing, please, contact us with suggestions.


Latest Audios

Listen to some selected tracks from our forthcoming album 'Songs for the Men of England"

Bound for America

Pretty Peggy

About Us

We're a folk rock band, based in Wells, Somerset. We love to get an audience drinking, dancing and enjoying themselves! We play a lot of functions including weddings, birthdays and harvest homes. We sometimes play pub gigs, if he pub and the atmosphere are great. Our favorite gigs are festivals and day events where we can enjoy the event and other bands.

If you're thinking of hiring us, you should! We're very reasonably priced, can play a whole evening, with potentially a three hour set. We play our own stuff, traditional tunes such as 'Raggle Taggle Gypsy', 'Waxie's Dargle', 'Jesse James' and cover versions of songs by The Waterboys, The Pogues, The Levellers and The Saw Doctors.

Meet the band

Annie Rowe

Role; Fiddling

As well as the JbtH, Annie enjoys playing with a local orchestra. She loves the variety of music that both provide and most of all the fun of playing music together.

Hazel Dowell

Role; Whistling, Accordianing and Singing

Hazel loves her garden and is a committed member of Friends of the Earth. Her love of folk music began at junior school. She can often be found playing at local folk clubs with Mike.

Jamie Bowen

Role; Singing, Mandolining and Guitaring

Jamie's loves getting lost in the music while dancing to a great band, and hopes that Jack by the Hedge can provide an environment in which others can do the same.

Mike Dowell

Role; Singing, Bassing and Harping

Mike has been in a number of bands playing many different styles of music, and has played gigs from the Isle of Wight to Edinburgh. He has found his spiritual home in Jack by the Hedge.

Simon Rowe

Role; Drumming and Tidying up

Although a 'latecomer' to playing drums, Simon has always enjoyed listening to music and loves the opportunity to make music and mayhem with a group of friends.

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News as it happens. Check out what the band are up to!

'Songs for the Men of England' nearly ready!

The band have been working hard mixing and mastering their forthcoming album. It should be available via CD Baby, iTunes, Google Play, as well as buying copies on CD at gigs.

Winter Break is Over!

Jack by the Hedge often take a break in Jan & Feb. They're quiet months for bands anyway, and we like to make some time for other projects. We're now looking to fill 2015's Gig calendar. Look out for announcements to come!

Confirmed for Priddy Folk Festival

We'll be playing in 'The Fringe' tent at Priddy Folk Festival, on Saturday 11th July. Excited? Yes, we certainly are!

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Where we play

We condider playing pub gigs within a radius of 25 miles or so from Wells, as shown on the Map. We will travel further to play events, such as festivals, day events, weddings etc. This is just a guide however, and depending on how busy we are we may travel further. Drop us a message or give us a ring and we'll let you know availiability.

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tel: 07951 524416

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