Band of the Month
Joey the Lips
The band originally formed in 1993 and hasn’t stood still since! Always a 10-piece, and with fresh young talent joining the band over the years to stay energetic and relevant, notably in 2018/19 with a new vocal line-up along with effervescent front man Jonny Finnis. The original band was soon booked for a spot on tour with American soul legend Edwin Starr followed by release of a debut album Soul Fiction in 1997. In 2000 the band performed a Live medley on national BBC1 with Atomic Kitten & Martine McCutcheon for Children in Need and the following year were booked as resident band on ITV’s Langsford Late TV show – a series of eight chat shows with Ruth Langsford. In between, the band performed and recorded a promotional video for the BBC on the set of Noel Edmonds House Party at BBC Television Centre, London, and finished work on a number of projects including a recording of Midnight Hour with another American soulster Geno Washington.