“You can tell where The Jokers get their chops, as soon as ‘Run 4 Cover’ dashes round the corner. It’s the allure of ‘70’s British hard rock, with occasional nods towards the previous decade. And, keeping a distinct live attitude makes ‘Hurricane’ an inviting breeze. The Jokers mix influences from The Faces, Humble Pie and The Yardbirds, striking a rich vein with the soul flame on ‘Her Word Is Love’ and the funky patch on ‘She’s On Fire’… These Jokers ought to be taken seriously.” (Malcolm Dome, Classic Rock, November 2015)

 

“These days it seems almost everyone is pigeon-holed to some degree; one thing for sure is The Jokers can’t be lumped in with any one sub-genre, they are way too clever and diverse than that. In using the word diverse, I use it as a huge compliment in as much as it’s not cookie cutter, by the numbers, formulaic, over produced, nicey nicey Hard Rock, it’s entirely the opposite; rootsy, driven, Bluesy, old-school, well played, laid back, up tempo, groove-laden Hard Rock of the highest quality… What a wonderful surprise; a superb album, deserving of a home in your collection sooner rather than later.” (Kieran Dargan, Fireworks Magazine Nov / Dec 2015)

 

Vital British classic hard rockers The Jokers are set to release a brand new single, ‘Her Word Is Love’, taken from the band’s hugely acclaimed third album ‘Hurricane’, on July 8th on Steamhammer / SPV. ‘Her Word Is Love’ is a melodious, soulful, groove laden delight let alone a magnificent introduction to this consummate, organic rock group’s ‘Big Rock’ sound for those not yet in the know.

 

The Jokers, comprised of Wane Parry on lead vocals, Paul Hurst on lead guitar, Phil Hartley on bass and Dan Evans on drums, have lined up a series of headline gigs and festival appearances in support of ‘Her Word Is Love’. Don’t miss the chance to catch their stunning live set at the following gigs and festivals:-

 

June 25th                     STOKE-ON-TRENT – Old Brown Jug

June 26th                     WILDFIRE FESTIVAL – WISTON – Scotland

July 1st                        GOOSE GREEN – The Fleece

August 6th                   WITHERNSEA FESTIVAL – Yorkshire

August 13th                 WARRINGTON – The Brew House

September 16th           LIVERPOOL – Fusion

September 30th           STAFFORD – The Grapes

 

‘Her Word Is Love’ was recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, and produced, engineered and mixed by Tom Size (Aerosmith, David Lee Roth, Journey, Steve Miller Band, Huey Lewis, Mr. Big) at the Tomland Studios, San Francisco. A promo video has already been filmed and edited and the cut can be seen here – www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Hs1I-JGCw

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