Welcome to Not Just Jack Music, providers of entertainment for events and venues of all shapes and sizes! We are based in the north-east of England, but travel all over the place to play.
You can either find Jack playing quirky covers and originals, with his loop pedal in tow, or Jack and Stuart as a duo. Our sets are extremely varied, tailored to the location, event and atmosphere, but whether it’s a solo set of acoustic tunes at a wedding, or getting everybody singing and dancing along with a range of upbeat numbers, entertainment and satisfaction are guaranteed!
Depending on the event, we can strip it right back and play mellow, laid-back songs; we can mix little snippets of light-hearted banter with stories to get people laughing; or we can give out instruments and get people singing and dancing along.
The seed of Not Just Jack was planted back in September 2013, about 6,500 miles from home.
Jack studied Mandarin Chinese at Hainan University for a year, and had never played music in front of anyone before. In the second week of term, the class had to make a brief presentation about their homeland, and Jack made the mistake of saying to his good friend Vicky that he would sing a north-eastern folk song in his presentation. She duly announced this to the rest of the class, and things were never the same again!
It all spiralled, and Jack ended up, four weeks later, playing a song (in Chinese) in a provincial talent competition in an auditorium of about 800 people on a ukulele. This went well… Having won the competition, he continued to perform at venues and events dotted around the island, and got the bug.
Returning to the UK in summer 2014, Jack promised to Stu that he wouldn’t stop playing music publicly, and the unique entertainment style has developed over time from there on in!
Check out some photos from this journey below, and keep on reading for more. Then, get in touch with us 🙂
Naturally, not every venue or event requires the same style and approach to its music. We pride ourselves on providing the right sort of ambience for each different set we play. Have a read of the below and see what sort of music we can provide.
One of the key things when looking to book musical entertainment is – clearly – the music…! Below you can see a sample of some of our recordings (video and audio) at various events and types of venue. Like us on Facebook for more, and don’t be afraid to get in touch to request more demos – or even better, come and see us at an upcoming gig!
Now, we can’t guarantee that this is 100% up-to-date, as we’re always learning new stuff, but this is certainly a relatively recent list of our music… Have a look through, and then use the contact form below to make an enquiry!
|1996||The Lake Poets|
|50 Ways to Leave Your Lover||Paul Simon|
|7 Years||Lukas Graham|
|Accidentally in Love||Counting Crows|
|Ahead of Myself||Jamie Lawson|
|All These Things I've Done||The Killers|
|Baby It's Cold Outside||Dean Martin|
|Bad Day||Daniel Powter|
|Banana Pancakes||Jack Johnson|
|Before I Fall to Pieces||Razorlight|
|Better Together||Jack Johnson|
|Black Horse & the Cherry Tree||KT Tunstall|
|Bonfire Heart||James Blunt|
|Books from Boxes||Maximo Park|
|Breakfast at Tiffany's||Deep Blue Something|
|Brown Eyed Girl||Van Morrison|
|California Grown||Tyler Rich|
|California Gurls||Katy Perry|
|Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You||Andy Williams|
|Castle on a Hill||Ed Sheeran|
|Chelsea Dagger||The Fratellis|
|City By The Sea||The Lake Poets|
|Cold In Ohio||Jamie Lawson|
|Country Song||Jake Bugg|
|Don't You Know How Busy & Important I Am||Tom Rosenthal|
|Edinburgh||The Lake Poets|
|Everything Has Changed||Ed Sheeran|
|Fairytale of New York||The Pogues|
|Fast Car||Tracy Chapman|
|Feather on the Clyde||Passenger|
|Feeling Good||Michael Buble|
|Feliz Navidad||Michael Buble|
|Filipino Maid||Vin Garbutt|
|Fly Me to the Moon||Frank Sinatra|
|Free Fallin'||John Mayer|
|Friends||The Lake Poets|
|Galway Girl||Ed Sheeran|
|Get Counting Lucky Stars||Medley|
|Give Me Love||Ed Sheeran|
|Good People||Jack Johnson|
|Handbags & Gladrags||Stereophonics|
|Happy Xmas (War Is Over)||John Lennon|
|Here Tonight||Jon Allen|
|Hey Soul Sister||Train|
|Hey Ya||Obadiah Parker|
|Hips Don't Lie||Shakira|
|Ho Hey||The Lumineers|
|Hounds of Love||Futureheads|
|How'd You Love Me?||The Lake Poets|
|I Believe In A Thing Called Love||The Darkness|
|I Can't Help Falling In Love With You||Elvis Presley|
|I Kissed A Girl||Katy Perry|
|I Knew You Were Trouble||Taylor Swift|
|I Want You Back / Price Tag||Medley|
|I Will Follow You into the Dark||Death Cab for Cutie|
|I'm A Believer||The Monkees|
|I'm Yours||Jason Mraz|
|It Wasn't Me||Shaggy|
|It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas||Michael Buble|
|It's Hard to Get Around the Wind||Alex Turner|
|Keep On Walking||Passenger|
|Lady Marmalade||Patti LaBelle|
|Land of 3 Rivers||Vin Garbutt|
|Last Request||Paolo Nutini|
|Let It Go||James Bay|
|Let Me Entertain You||Robbie Williams|
|LIFEGOESON||Noah and the Whale|
|Little By Little||Oasis|
|Little Italy||Little Comets|
|Living in the Moment||Jason Mraz|
|Lost Boy||The Lake Poets|
|Mardy Bum||Arctic Monkeys|
|Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard||Simon & Garfunkel|
|Merry Christmas Everyone||Shakin' Stevens|
|More Than Words||Extreme|
|Mr Bojangles||Robbie Williams|
|My Old Man's A Dustman||Lonnie Donegan|
|Never Know||Jack Johnson|
|New Shoes||Paolo Nutini|
|Night & Day||Jon Allen|
|Old Dun Cow||Futureheads|
|One Week||Bare Naked Ladies|
|Pencil Full Of Lead||Paolo Nutini|
|Poker Face||Lady Gaga|
|Pumped Up Kicks||Foster the People|
|Rain||The Lake Poets|
|Rockin Around the Christmas Tree||Brenda Lee|
|Same Brimful for 5 Years||Medley|
|Same Jeans||The View|
|Santa Claus Is Coming To Town||Misc.|
|Shape of You||Ed Sheeran|
|She Moves In Her Own Way||The Kooks|
|Shipyards||The Lake Poets|
|Should I Stay or Should I Go?||The Clash|
|Simple as This||Jake Bugg|
|Skinny Love||Bon Iver|
|Slow Dancing in a Burning Room||John Mayer|
|Somebody I Used To Know||Gotye|
|Someone Told Me||Jake Bugg|
|Song for Brento||Original|
|Stacy's Mom||Fountains of Wayne|
|Staring at the Stars||Passenger|
|Stealing Away||Jon Allen|
|Summer of 69||Bryan Adams|
|Tainted Love||Soft Cell|
|Take Your Guess||Tom Rosenthal|
|The A Team||Ed Sheeran|
|The Wrong Direction||Passenger|
|Thinking Out Loud||Ed Sheeran|
|This is the Life||Amy Macdonald|
|Too Close||Alex Clare|
|Under The Sea||Disney|
|Wagon Wheel||Mumford & Sons|
|Wake Me Up||Avicii|
|When I Go||Slow Club|
|White Christmas||Bing Crosby|
|Winter Wonderland||Bing Crosby|
|With or Without You||U2|
|You're Beautiful||James Blunt|
|You've Got a Friend in Me||Randy Newman|
|Your Body Is a Wonderland||John Mayer|
|Your Face||The Lake Poets|
Of course, we understand the importance of recommendations. You can listen to all the recordings you like, but it’s never quite the full picture… So here are a few testimonials of people who we’ve played for!
A truly captivating act whose storytelling and earnest wit help deliver an engaging set of truly original songs peppered with some well-chosen covers with their own inimitable twist!
It was great to have Not Just Jack and their amazing performance at our Christmas gathering at home - they quickly created a warm, relaxed and intimate atmosphere at our party with their music and entertaining tales. Not to be missed!
The locals like their music - regular bands continue to set a high standard. Our first booking of Not Just Jack two years ago was a bit of an unknown, but wow, what a surprise! A mix of covers and original songs, the loop pedal, percussion and, of course, great voices... So enjoyable that we booked them again a year later!
Not Just Jack is the best band I have ever had the pleasure of shaking a shakey egg to. Always great entertainment and quality music. Worthy of your full attention... and great value too!!
Below you can find a list of our past and upcoming gigs. If you’re interested to book us, feel free to click RSVP and come and see us play – we’d be very happy to have a chat! Alternatively, you can use the contact form to send your enquiry directly.
You’ve made it this far! Now, all that’s left is to send us a message…
Whether you’re interested in booking Not Just Jack for your event or venue, want to find out more about our music, or if you simply want to have a chat, use the form below to get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!