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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] In 2014, the band released the album The People in Your Neighbourhood and a live vinyl LP The Good Egg.[10] [11]

Band members[edit]



  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. 
  10. ^ Fordham, John (2014-04-17). "Led Bib: The People in Your Neighbourhood – best album yet from British jazz-rockers". Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  11. ^ Kitching, Sean (2014-04-25). "Led Bib: The People in Your Neighbourhood / The Good Egg". The Quietus. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 

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Led Bib - New Teles (Official Video)

Official Video for 'New Teles' from 'The People in Your Neighbourhood' Cuneiform Records 2014. Animation by Matthew Robins. Pre - order links Amazon UK: http://goo.gl/1LQrsF Amazon DE: ...

Led Bib - Official Video for 'Is That a Woodblock?'

Music video for 'Is That a Woodblock?' by Yui Hamagashira from the Led Bib album 'Bring Your Own' released February 7th on Cuneiform Records. Edited by Nick Ward.

Led Bib Live @ Vortex - "Recycling Saga"

Live Recording at Vortex Jazz Club in London, on the 3rd of May 2014. ********************************************* Camera: Marc Conway Live Recording & Mixing: Rael Guerrero *******************...

Led Bib - Yes, Again

"Yes, Again" by Led Bib from the album Sensible Shoes, released by Cuneiform Records. Available for purchase on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sensible-shoes/id390291157 For more...

Led Bib - Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2012

At The Ant Farm Denne kvintetten har stått -- og står! -- helt sentralt i revitaliseringen av den britiske jazzscenen. Med to saksofonister i front formidler de, uforstyrret av trange sjangergren...

Led Bib - Sweet Chilli

Sweet Chilli is a track from the 2008 album 'Sensible Shoes' by Led Bib, a British avant-garde jazz ensemble. http://www.ledbib.com/ Video by Chiara Ambrosioa, a filmmaker working with animation,...

Led Bib - New Teles

"New Teles" by Led Bib from the album The People In Your Neighbourhood, released by Cuneiform Records. Featuring: Mark Holub - Drums Liran Donin - Bass Toby McLaren - Keyboards Pete Grogan ...

Led Bib - Official Sweet Chilli Video

Video for Sweet Chilli from Led Bib's Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominated album 'Sensible Shoes' on Cuneiform Records. The video is done by the lovely Chiara Ambrosio.

Led Bib - Giant Bean (Excerpt)

"Giant Bean" by Led Bib from the album The Good Egg, released by Cuneiform Records. Featuring: Mark Holub - Drums Liran Donin - Bass Toby McLaren - Keyboards Pete Grogan -- Alto Sax Chris...

Led Bib - Is That a Woodblock?

"Is That a Woodblock" by Led Bib from the album Bring Your Own, released by Cuneiform Records. Available for purchase on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/bring-your-own/id414031759...

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The Quietus
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:27:35 -0700

The UK jazz scene has been an incredibly fertile ground of late, with excellent new releases from Polar Bear, Sons Of Kemet and Get The Blessing. Now Led Bib bring their own contribution, celebrating their tenth year with the two of their strongest ...


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:41:15 -0700

Led Bib The People In Your Neighbourhood For a band that still feels and sounds like a breath of fresh air, it's remarkable that Led Bib are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Remarkably for an ensemble operating in the field of improvised ...
The Arts Desk
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:03:45 -0700

2014 marks rock-jazzers/post-jazzers Led Bib's tenth anniversary as a going concern and three years since their Bring your Own album. It also sees the release of The People in your Neighbourhood: an album that in no way suggests a band that is merely ...
Aachener Nachrichten
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:03:51 -0700

Led Bib wurden von der „Times“ als „Zukunft des Jazz“ gelobt, 2009 gewannen sie für ihr drittes Studioalbum „Sensible Shoes“ den Mercury Prize – der Preis wird jährlich für das beste britische Musikalbum der vorangegangenen zwölf Monate vergeben ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:28:23 -0800

On one hand, they're one of the jazz groups making interesting contemporary albums alongside Roller Trio, Led Bib and the hirsute Polar Bear, and on the other, they're the new Roots, providing precision backing for rappers. They made their name in hip ...
Радио Телевизија Србије
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:07:30 -0800

... из Бристола, чине бас гитариста Џим Бар, бубњар Клајв Димер, саксофониста Џејк МекМарчи и трубач Пит Џаџ. Припадају новом таласу британске џез-рок сцене, заједно са саставима као што су Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear или Led Bib.
Jazzwise magazine
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:32:45 -0800

... Roy Hargrove and the Steve Swallow/Carla Bley Quintet at Ronnie Scott's and The Bad Plus at Village Underground to Led Bib at the Vortex, Peter Brötzmann at Café Oto, a Stan Tracey Tribute at the 606, the Headhunters' bass meister Paul Jackson at ...
Drowned In Sound
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:52:16 -0700

The Mercury prize purports to help give artists a boost in both sales and popularity, however previous TJBs (see Roller Trio, Gwilym Simcock, Led Bib - all by the way still very much active and still very good) have experienced a brief moment in the ...

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