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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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5 news items

Audiophile Audition

Audiophile Audition
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:07:30 -0700

The British avant-garde jazz ensemble, Led Bib, swings from progressive rock to modernistic post-bop to touches of skronk-jazz on the band's fifth studio outing, The People in Your Neighbourhood. Fans who have discovered the neo-prog/jazz group, formed ...
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
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, ...
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 ...
Aachener Zeitung
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:12:10 -0700

Das britische Quintett „Led Bib“ kommt nach Aachen (siehe Info-Box). „An denen bin ich schon seit drei Jahren dran“, freut sich der Gastronom auf das Gastspiel. Und wenn morgen Abend alles gut läuft, dann spielen die fünf Briten auch vor rund 60 Leuten.

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