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Led Bib
Origin London, England
Genres Modern jazz
Years active 2003–present
Labels Cuneiform Records
Website www.ledbib.com
Members Mark Holub
Pete Grogan
Chris Williams
Liran Donin
Toby McLaren

Led Bib are a modern jazz group from London, England.[1] Their fourth album, Sensible Shoes, was shortlisted for the 2009 Mercury Prize.[2][3]


Mark Holub, the band's drummer and leader,[4] formed the group in 2003 while studying at Middlesex University.[5] Their debut album, Arboretum, won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award in 2005.[6] Their second album, Sizewell Tea, followed in 2007. A limited-edition live album was released in 2008.[7] The band's fourth album, Sensible Shoes, was nominated for the 2009 Mercury Prize.[8] Their fifth album, Bring Your Own, was released on 7 February 2011.[9]

Band members[edit]


  • Arboretum (2005)
  • Sizewell Tea (2007)
  • Live (2008)
  • Sensible Shoes (2009)
  • Bring Your Own (2011)


  1. ^ Lynch, Dave. "Sensible Shoes review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  2. ^ Graham, Stephen (2009-07-21). "Led Bib and The Invisible Nominated For The Mercury". Jazzwise. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Mercury Prize 2009: The nominees". BBC. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  4. ^ Fordham, John (1 May 2009). "Led Bib: Sensible Shoes". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  5. ^ "From Middlesex to Mercury – graduates Led Bib are nominated for top music award" (Press release). Middlesex University. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  6. ^ "Peter Whittingham Jazz Award". Jazzwise. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  7. ^ "Led Bib Prepares for Mini-Tour". Jazzwise. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  8. ^ Nicholson, Stuart (2009-08-16). "Led Bib (Jazz Review)". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  9. ^ Smith, Sid (2011-01-31). "Mercury nominated jazz quintet’s latest is a thing of unfettered joy.". BBC Music. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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Canterbury Times

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:37:30 -0700

... sound from that of early music ensembles. Other festival highlights include performances by London Sinfonietta, John Harle, Evan Parker, Led Bib and poets in residence. For more information visit www.soundsnew.org.uk and for tickets call 01227 769075.

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