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JakLash Cat are a three piece Chester band, with an Americana /  country rock influence, who write and perform their own songs.

The line-up consists of Phil "Lash" Blundell on rhythm guitar and vocals, John "Jak" Evans on bass guitar and Steve "Cat" Pyne on lead guitar.

Having been friends for many years and realising that each of them already played guitar, they decided, a few years ago, to form a band. This was partly inspired by a stranger who approached them in a pub one night and said "You look as if you guys must be in a band!" So, after many hours of practice and a lot of busking, they're now looking for opportunities to take on more gigs.

A few years ago, they were featured on Liverpool Football Club’s Sky TV channel, performing one of their original songs “Old Man” at the end of the Thursday night talk show. 

In November 2018, they were interviewed on Radio Deeside’s Live@Five programme, which also featured tracks from their forthcoming album "Promises and Vows". It was subsequently released in April 2019 and was reviewed in the July edition of Maverick country music magazine.

In 2020 Chester HMV store agreed to stock the album.


Current Update

Now that the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted they're back to playing monthly slots at Chester Market, together with various other gigs. During the lock-down Lash wrote some excellent new songs and they'll be back in the recording studio to work on their second album later in 2022.

Member of The Americana Music Association UK