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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. 

External links[edit]

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North Devon Journal

North Devon Journal
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:56:15 -0700

LED Bib are one of the original torch bearers for the revitalised young British jazz scene. After five albums the group continue to dodge definition – they are at once a maverick jazz band and an unlikely rock quintet. The group, formed in 2003 by ...
The Arts Desk
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:04:46 -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 ...


Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:55:51 -0700

led bib 300x300 Jazz is definitely cool again. Especially if it's executed in the fashion that Led Bib does it – freestyle, spontaneous as, and seemingly random-sounding while making perfect sense. No wonder these guys earned themselves a Mercury ...
North Devon Journal
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:02:00 -0700

Led Bib, jazz gig at Broomhill Art Hotel, 7.30pm, £12.50 including a Mediterranean buffet, 01271 850262. The House of Blues Session, led by Baz Bix, The Champ, Appledore, bring instruments/songs, 8.30pm. Return to the Sun plus support, The Palladium, ...
The Arts Desk
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:46:25 -0700

In the UK, there are plenty of bands dynamically fusing jazz improvisation, abstraction and experiment with electric and electronic kit, and cherry-picked rock dynamics – Polar Bear, Get the Blessing, Led Bib, GoGo Penguin – young bands with fresh ...

Music News

Music News
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 01:15:00 -0700

... a commission from British big band Loose Tubes to celebrate their 30th anniversary reunion, and a rare UK performance from Barry Guy's New Orchestra and cult UK band Led Bib, who celebrate 10 years on the scene this year (all broadcast in Jazz On 3).

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