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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.

Following the covid lockdown, 2022 has been an excellent year for the band, with a number of gigs, including the Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival


Current Update

Work on the band's second album, at Crosstown Recording Studio in Liverpool, is progressing very well and it should be completed by Spring 2023. The provisional title is "Different Streets".

Member of The Americana Music Association UK

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