Led Bib
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Led Bib


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"One of the 15 acts you must see live"

We need bands like Led Bib to make the world safe for dangerous music - The Observer Music Monthly


Arboretum - SLAM Production 2005
Sizewell Tea - Babel Label 2006
Led Bib Live - Limited Edition Self Release
Sensible Shoes - Cuneiform Records May 2009



Led Bib was formed in 2003 by drummer/composer Mark Holub as part of his MA project at Middlesex University in North London. After various line-up changes, December 2004 saw the formation of Led Bib’s final lineup: Holub (drums), Liran Donin (bass), Toby McClaren (Fender Rhodes and piano) and Chris Williams and Pete Grogan (alto sax). The group released their first album in May 2005 to widespread critical acclaim and went on to win the 2005 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, whose previous winners included Soweto Kinch, Tom Arthurs and Mark Lockheart.

The award led to the ‘Dalston Summer Stew’ festival at the Vortex club in 2006 with Led Bib in residence alongside the cream of UK contemporary jazz musicians, including Matthew Bourne, Pinski Zoo and Iain Ballamy. A new album ‘Sizewell Tea’ released through Babel in May ’07 rocketed the group into a new level of awareness and a string of high profile dates followed suit: at the 12 Points festival in Dublin, where twelve leading contemporary jazz groups represented twelve different EU countries, they appeared for Britain, then on to the reopening event for the Royal Festival Hall, a 1 hour live session on BBC Radio 3 and shows at a flurry of leading venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Pizza Express Soho, North Sea Jazz Festival, Wiesen Jazz Festival and various festivals across Europe.

2008 saw them release a limited edition live CD to widespread critical acclaim despite it not even being available in the shops. Led Bib is currently working on their 4th album for release on Cuneiform Records in the USA in May 2009.

"We need bands like Led Bib to make the world safe for dangerous music." Observer Music Monthly

"Like crossing the road in a reverie and being run over by a passing bus - but in a pleasing way" Evening Standard

"…deliciously mutilated " Uncut 4 Stars

"Sun Ra didn't die in vain" The Times

“an electrified 21st century Fire Music.” Jazzwise

"Splattering you against the wall with their broadsides of punk-jazz" The Guardian

"They represent a new generation of jazz musicians, blessed with the technical know-how of a music college degree and the sexiness of rock n' roll." Blues and Soul

“Proof that groovy dirty jazz isn’t just the preserve of downtown New Yorkers” BBC Radio 3