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About The Jackals

We are ‘The Jackals’, a dynamic 4 piece Rhythm & Blues band from Brighton & Hove on the South Coast of the UK.

We have been playing together for about 12 years and are all experienced musicians well used to live performance. We don’t tend to play the run of the mill 12 bar blues oldies, but prefer to mix our sets with contemporary blues numbers with original material.

Our influences include Dr Feelgood, Gary Moore, Tom Petty, Tinsley Ellis, Jonny Lang and Rory Gallagher & Nine Below Zero to mention a few. Our music is driven by strong rhythms with solid rock melodies and we pride ourselves on being a well rehearsed & tight outfit that always gives an audience a great evenings entertainment. We perform with passion and energy which appeals to younger and older audiences alike.

Our debut Album is called ‘Blues with Bite’ and can be found in all good outlets. We have also provided some samples and videos of us on the media page or if you have a Spotify account, check it out HERE

We have played at several Blue festivals, including The Broadstairs Blues Bash and Swanage Blues festival, and we are always keen to hear from you if you are interested in booking us for your venue, event or festival.  You can contact us HERE.

If you would like to follow us on facebook  our page is HERE

If you would like to see us live our gig list diary is HERE.

Steve Griffiths - Lead Vocals & Harmonica - The Jackals

Steve Griffiths

Lead Vocals & Harmonica

Steve has been playing & performing live music for the past 15 years and is known for his powerful voice with great tone and vocal range. He can sing traditional blues standards, powerful blues rock or melodic ballads. He also delivers his own style of driving blues harp. Steve was the original member of the Jackals that has evolved through several iterations into the stable unit seen today.

Jimmy Bishop

Guitarist & Backing Vocals

Jim has been playing guitar for many years and honed his art in function & popular covers bands where technical accuracy was mandatory. He is now at home playing the music that he is truly passionate about and is incredibly modest about his talent. Jim is also the joker of the band although many of his one liners have been heard many times before.

Jimmy Bishop – Guitarist & Backing Vocals - The Jackals
Stuart McCord - Drums - The Jackals

Stuart McCord


Stu is one of those rare drummers who is entirely intuitive with a rock solid sense of rhythm and majestic timing. Stu could play before he could walk and is always being approached to dep for other bands envious of the quality he brings to the rhythm section. Always humble and modest of his innate talent, Stu is one of the nicest guys around and an absolute pleasure to have in the band.

Chris Hookway

Bass Guitar

Chris is a master of his art, and has made a study out of playing a rock steady and solid bass while also enhancing the music with his exceptional competence and knowledge of his craft. Chris & Stu, our drummer work really well together and like all great rhythm sections, are greater then the sum of their parts.

Chris Hookway - Bass Guitar - The Jackals
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