Jake in the Box performing at the Coach House Studios, Wirksworth

“Wonderful, I loved the humour and delivery… “

Maddy Prior – Stepping Stones Festival

“These guys are such a pleasure – every festival should have Jake In The Box!”

Ian K Brown – Forgotten Lands Festival

“So much more than a ‘tribute band’. Genuine affection for Jake Thackray and his musical legacy. A highlight of Stepping Stones for me”

Chris Beeson – Stepping Stones Festival

“Just got home from the King Billy after your gig. Loved it to bits, lots of laughs and a little tear or two too. So skilfully done, great guitar and vocals. Thank you both for keeping Jake’s music and especially those words alive. Very happy with my mugs too!”

Gloria – The King William IV Belper

“Took my wife along to the session after she had watched a Jake DVD a few days earlier to show her why I am so fond of the music. Like me, she thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the King Billy. Thanks both for giving us a lovely afternoon. Long may you continue to entertain fans and non-fans.”

Roger – The King William IV Belper

“Perfectly capturing the wry, anarchic humour of Thackray’s songs, these talented musicians are committed to reproducing the authentic Jake Thackray sound with beautiful acoustic guitar from Paul and Ron’s own dry, anarchic take on the songs that made Jake Thackray so popular.  Think Dave Allen meets That’s Life meets Edward the Elephant.”

Tales from Two Cities (Nottingham Story Telling Club)

“Ron & Paul perform The Songs of Jake Thackray in such a way they had us hanging on to every word on a recent singers night. Boy, did they make us laugh!”

Mansfield Folk Club

“What brilliant performers – they really deserve to be more widely known!”

Belper Folk Club

“The biggest audience reaction was to Jake in the Box – three Thackray pieces delivered perfectly with guitar accompaniment.”

Ilkeston Folk Club

“Thanks Guys. Entertainment at its best. Brilliant! You certainly made us smile!”

Shoulder of Mutton – Hallfieldgate

“Paul and Ron (alias Jake in the Box) gave us several Jake Thackray songs – with very nice guitar work”

The Poppy Folk Club – Nottingham

“Paul and Ron (alias Jake in the Box) performed at my wife Mary’s 50th birthday party and had everyone captivated. Those who already knew Jake Thackray were reunited with his greatness. Those new to his work had a delightful surprise. Wonderful! Thank you.”

Simon – (private function, Derbyshire)

“When I heard you do Jake Thackray it were brilliant.  I f*****g love his music.”

Lady at The White Lion

“I had to come over and check it out. I knew it wasn’t possible, but the music sounded just like Jake Thackray!”

Festival Goer, Wirksworth Arts and Architecture Festival