Music: The Perch Creek Family Jugband


Australia’s The Perch Creek Family Jugband is comprised from four siblings and one stray partner. With humble beginnings as a street jug band led by their eccentric father, Bob Hodgkins (no, not Bob Hoskins), The Perch Creek Family Jugband has been together for practically a decade and have been steadily evolving during that time. Daddy Bob is no longer in the band, but they continue to turn heads, including a fine showing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

New single ‘Big Things Calling’ ushers in a new sonic direction for the troupe – one that sees them expanding beyond their traditional jug band roots into a more indie-folk, contemporary sound, with lush five-part harmonies over a chant-like chorus. The single is lifted from a brand new album of original material that also sees them experimenting further with harmonies, instrumentation and production. Have a listen below…

Follow the band on Facebook for updates and, if you’re in Aus, you can see them at Golden Plains festival and/or check them out on tour at the following venues…

Fri 18 – Sun 20 Oct – Patchewollock Music Festival
Thu 24 Oct – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Fri 25 Oct – The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Sat 26 Oct – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Sun 27 Oct – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Sat 16 Nov – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thu 21 Nov – Sun 24 Nov – Mullumfest, Mullumbimby, NSW
– Thu 21 Nov @ Civic Hall [6:00pm]
– Sat 23 Nov @ Civic Hall [6:30pm]
– Sun 24 Nov @ Courthouse [8:30pm]
Fri 22 Nov – The Soundlounge, Currumbin, QLD
Thu 28 Nov – Moonshine Cider & Rum Bar, Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW
Fri 29 Nov – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Sat 30 Nov – Diggers Tavern, Bellingen, NSW