The band consists of myself (jim) - guitars/lap slide and vocals, Jon - bass and b.vox and Steve -drums and perc.
We're best described as a Roots band i suppose but, to be really descriptive,.... All coming from different musical backgrounds the end product is a mixture of roots, blues, rock, reggae, funk and soul....
Our first self -released album has just been reviewed by Blues Matters magazine - "Hailing from the south of England Hip Route have a universal sound that should appeal to lovers of real music"
We try and play as much as possible all over the country and we are more than happy to travel! We have played to loads of different audiences young and old in/at pubs, clubs, festivals, parties and even a wedding!
Some of the support slots (band and solo) we have had so far include:
Jason Mraz, Newton Faulkner, The Hoosiers, Alabama 3, Them Is Me (ex- Reef), Ben Howard, Martin Harley, Ash Grunwald, Two Spot Gobi, Watermelon Slim, Carus Thompson.
I am also available for solo gigs (see 'myspace' address below) - this probably falls more into blues and acoustic stuff more than the band but i try and get the audience invovled with percussion etc. :)
Thanks again, take it easy
Jim, Jon and Steve