Support from Cosmo Sheldrake.
Life has a habit of subverting even the best-laid plans.
Once a music obsessed teenager, Jack Steadman initially saw himself more as a
jazz bassist than the frontman of a world famous, guitar-centred indie band,
but – as everyone now knows – his 10 years with Bombay Bicycle Club,
encompassing four albums, several planetwide tours and some notable awards,
somewhat got in the way. Now 27 and having taken a couple of years to
contemplate his next step, he returns as solo artist Mr Jukes, with a project
that both revives his long-standing interest in jazz, soul, funk and and sees
Steadman take on the roles of artist, composer, producer and sample-hound, as
well as the overseer of some very special guest contributions. The result, God
First, is a brilliant album, quite unlike anything he has done before.