A JOURNEY WITH JIVE EXPRESS
HULL UK

One of The UK’s Premier Rock’n’Roll Bands

It’s been said that music is the language of the soul, a concept Jive Express has taken to heart throughout their career as a band in the music industry. Explore their portfolio to see the work that showcases the highlights of their musical experience and tracks their creative development.

Jive  Express

ABOUT JIVE EXPRESS

A Life Steeped in Sound

Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Jive Express entertain a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Take a look around the site to get to know more about Jive Express.

MEET JIVE EXPRESS

JOHHNY M.  

Lead vocals, cowbell, wig, scarf.

 

JOHNNY M. IS HIGHLY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE BEST FRONTMAN VOCALISTS TO BE FOUND.

A TRUE PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINER. HE SPENT MANY YEARS WORKING AS A VERY SUCCESSFUL SOLO ARTISTE ENTERTAINING AT SOME OF THE UK’S TOP VENUES.

“ASK HIM”.

HE’S ALSO A MASTER OF TV QUIZ SHOWS. HE’S APPEARED ON SUDO-Q-THE PRICE IS RIGHT (winner) – THE WEAKEST LINK (winner) AND OTHERS BUT WHEN ASKED IF HE’D LIKE TO BECOME A FAMOUS TV PRESENTER, HE COULDN’T THINK OF THE ANSWER!!!

HE GOT SICK OF ALL THE MONEY AND AUDIENCE ADULATION SO HE JOINED JIVE EXPRESS. HA HA.

HE WORKS TIRELESSLY WITH HIS AUDIENCE TO GUARANTEE THEM ALL AN EVENING TO REMEMBER.

 

 

ROB KUCH.

Rhythm guitar, vocals, plectrum hoarder.

 

ROB’S ONE OF THE BEST RHYTHM GUITARISTS IN THE BUSINESS. HE STARTED WORKING THE CLUBS IN 1968 AND HAS STEADILY GOT WORSE. HE REMEMBERS ABOUT THREE THREE CHORDS NOW. HE LOVES HIS ES335 GUITAR THAT MUCH THAT HE KEEPS IT LOCKED UP AT HOME AND NEVER PLAYS IT!!!  HA HA. HE’S PLAYED AROUND EUROPE ENTERTAINING UK FORCES AND WORKED WITH SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING BIG NAMES IN MUSIC.

“ASK HIM”.

ROB'S NOT FUSSED ABOUT BEING A SUPERSTAR, THAT'S WHY HE STAYS WITH THE BAND.

HE WISHED HE’D BEEN BORN RICH INSTEAD OF GOOD LOOKING.

 

 

KENNY BARTON.

Lead guitar, vocals, mandolin, saxophone, harmonica, tuning fork.

 

KENNY’S BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR OVER TWO HUNDRED YEARS NOW. HE WAS ONCE HALF (the top half ) OF THE FAMOUS “BARTON BROTHERS” COMEDY DUO AND WORKED AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM.

“ASK HIM”.

HE’S MET SOME OF THE TOP NAMES IN ENTERTAINMENT AND IS HIGHLY RESPECTED BY HIS PEERS.

WE LIKE HIM PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE ‘COS IT STOPS HIM SINGING. HA HA.

HE’S OUR MUSICAL MD AND SORTS OUT THE BAND’S MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AND HARMONIES. A MULTI-TALENTED MUSICIAN AND A GREAT ASSET TO THE BAND.

 

 

STEVE BATEMAN.

Bass guitar, vocals, part-time scarecrow.

 

STEVE HAS TO BE THE BEST BASS GUITARIST IN HIS HOUSE. NOTHING PHASES HIM. HE SPENT MANY YEARS WORKING IN SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES IN FAMOUS BANDS.

“ASK HIM”.

JIVE EXPRESS RESCUED HIM FROM STARDOM AND NOW HE LIKES WORKING IN THE UK ‘COS IT’S ALMOST AS COLD. HA HA. THAT MARSHALL BASS CAB IS AN AWESOME 800W. HE NEEDS IT SO THAT IT CAN BE HEARD AT THE OTHER SIDE OF HIS HOUSE. HE’S PROUD THAT HE’S NEVER CLEANED IT. HE SAID THAT IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY BRUSH UP AGAINST IT YOU’LL NEED A TETANUS INJECTION.

HE ALWAYS CHECKS HIS TUNING ON 1st JANUARY EVERY YEAR.

 

 

FRANK PRESTON.

Drums, vocals, other percussion, anything that can make a noise using sticks.

 

FRANK IS A SUPERHUMAN METRONOME. HE HOLDS THE BAND TOGETHER AND IS A TRUE PRO. HE’S BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY SINCE HE WAS A YOUNGSTER AND HAS SPENT MANY YEARS WORKING WITH FAMOUS NAMES ACROSS EUROPE.

“ASK HIM”.

HE’S NO NEED FOR MONEY THAT’S WHY HE ENJOYS BEING WITH JIVE EXPRESS. HA HA.

WE CALL HIM MR. FANTASTIC ‘COS HE WAS THE DRUMMER WITH THE FAMOUS RECORDING BAND “THE FANTASTICS” – “SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW” AND OTHER HITS.

ONE OF THE NICEST GUYS YOU’LL EVER MEET AND A WELL-RESPECTED MUSICIAN IN THE INDUSTRY.

KEN DANIELS

Roadie Extraordinaire.

ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED ROADIES TO BE FOUND.  

HE'S ALWAYS AWARE OF THE BANDS NEEDS - LIKE FREE DRINKS AND CRISPS. HE NOW REMEMBERS TO TURN THE PA SPEAKERS TOWARDS THE AUDIENCE SO THAT THE VOCALS CAN BE HEARD. HA HA.

KEN'S MET MANY BIG NAMES IN HIS CAREER LIKE THE WHO & QUO.

"ASK HIM". 

WE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS A WISE CHAP WHO EXERCISED GOOD JUDGEMENT UNTIL WE FOUND OUT THAT HE WAS A HULL FC SUPPORTER BUT WE'VE ALL AGREED NOT TO HOLD IT AGAINST HIM.

WE LIKE HIM WORKING WITH US 'COS HE'S LOADED SO HE DOESN'T NEED PAYING. 

AN INVALUABLE ASSET TO THE BAND AND WE'D BE LOST WITHOUT HIM.

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    JIVE  EXPRESS

“Music in the soul can be heard by the            universe”

CONTACT

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Rob 07983 223400  Kenny 07711 499604

Johhny 07717 568009

Hull, UK

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