The Jupiter Club
November 2011 – December 2013
The Jupiter Club was a monthly live music night which took place at the George Tavern in East London. The event was co-hosted by three singer-songwriters – yoB, Kitty Finer and J. Maizlish Mole – who performed with The Jupiter Band, a regular house band of between 4 and 9 musicians.
Invited guest artists also performed with the band every month, including Finn Andrews (The Veils), Beans on Toast, Alex Mills (Tricky, Basement Jaxx, Small Hours), Internet Forever, Debsey Wykes (Birdie, Dolly Mixture, St. Etienne), Alice Ballantine (Kidnap Alice), Isabel Munoz Newsome (Pumarosa), Alex Cox (Wild Wolves, Vincent Vincent & the Villains), DM Bob & Silke Thoss (The Watzloves, The Deficits), Lola Ulalume (Dark Moon) and Jess Murray.
The music was an eclectic mix of acoustic, punk-spirited pop, girl-group, rowdy folk, rock and soul. Our stalwart DJ was Giles Atkinson, with Mole covering the late-late shift. Guest DJs included Emmy the Great and Ed Butler (Billon, Cinematic).
The Jupiter Club is no longer resident at the George, but the band lives on in various configurations. It regularly featured Felix Weldon, Tom Ash, Chris Alcock (Her Parents, Internet Forever), Tomoya Forster (Pumarosa, Drop Velvet), Gustavo Clayton Marucci, Bob Groves (Beans on Toast) and Pete Fraser (Field Music, Down I Go, Man Like Me, JJ Horns). Other members and guest musicians included Jem Finer (Pogues), Joe Buirski & Ben Gallon (both Kidnap Alice), Alex Patten (Fine Print, Small Hours), Nick Moon (Pumarosa), Aran Feenan, Alexei Roszkowiak and Lawrence Hayes.
Photo: Susanne Ballhausen