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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" (PDF) (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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72 news items

The Quietus
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:18:45 -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 Guardian

The Guardian
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:22:30 -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 ...
Jazzwise magazine
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 04:25:21 -0700

... young American players who gathered loosely around the Fresh Sound New Talent label in the late-1990s – Seamus Blake, Chris Lightcap and Mark Zubek – and then the Brits who appeared a few years later, namely Polar Bear, Led Bib and The Blessing, ...
The List
Wed, 27 May 2009 16:09:20 -0700

Led Bib hit Scotland for a couple of small venue gigs this month on the back of their latest studio CD, Sensible Shoes, newly released on a new (American) label, Steven Feigenbaum's Cuneiform Records. The London-based quartet has been attracting a lot ...
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 ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0700

She plays acoustic guitar, but works with an impressive backing band that includes African musicians and members of London-based jazz outfit Led Bib. This can't have been an easy show for her. Her debut album Shiwezwa is not released until next month, ...

Jazz Journal

Jazz Journal
Sun, 31 May 2015 07:50:38 -0700

We talk of stylistic revolutions in jazz – swing, bebop, modal, free jazz and so on – but how accurate are our assumptions about what happened when and to what extent? For example, was the emergence of free jazz as significant an event as some ...

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