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

Ian K Brown – Forgotten Lands Festival

“Wonderful, I loved the humour and delivery…. ”

Maddy Prior – Stepping Stones 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

“This fabulously funny duo have been to Flying Donkeys a couple of times, and they were so very well received, we thought we would bring them to Nottingham too.   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