BARE JAMS PREPARE FOR LIVE RETURN WITH FAT FREDDY’S DROP COVER “BLACKBIRD”
Endless hours in the van, playing festival shows across 10 countries; UK-based collective Bare Jams remember the Summer of 2019 fondly. Getting ready for their return on the road the band, with their unique mix of reggae, dub, soul, pop and ska, release a cover of legendary Fat Freddy’s Drop song Blackbird; a tune that the band can always agree on when arguing over what music to listen to.
Blackbird is not only a track that has been a constant in the Bare Jams set for some time but it’s a tune that the band can always agree on when arguing over what music to listen to. Its influence sits deep in the foundations of Bare Jams music and has had a massive effect on the way they craft their art. Fat Freddy’s drop continue to provide endless inspiration for Bare Jams and even today they are finding new sounds, beats and vibes hidden within the Fat Freddy’s repertoire.
Bare Jams captures the sounds of that one summer you’ll never forget. Starting out as the passion project of Ollie Coombes and Sam James, the band has grown and evolved from the modest duo busking in 2011, into the full fat festival force it is today. Now a six strong collective, the members come together to blend a tight fusion of genres, seamlessly mixing flavours of reggae, dub, soul, pop and ska into a unique, collaborative sound.
This sound is delivered with exuberance and relentless energy, creating a stage presence radiating love and good times. Never losing this joie de vivre, their multifaceted lyrics offer insight into a journey of highs and lows, struggles and triumphs; their veiled metaphors provide listeners with the opportunity to find solace in their own interpretations of the words, coupled with a solid backbone of eternal optimism which is delivered via the music.
After years of tireless touring, Bare Jams released debut album This ‘n’ That in the Summer of 2020. They are now working on new music while preparing their return on the European roads.