On Monday 3rd June 2019 The Jaded Hearts Club, a covers band featuring members of Muse, Blur, NIN, The Last Shadow Puppets, Jet and The Zutons joined forces to play an intimate show at London’s famous 100 Club.
1) YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND
To simply call The Jaded Hearts Club a ‘supergroup’ is quite an understatement, indeed such an immense combination of musical talent has rarely Come Together before.
The ranks of “the Club” have included Matt Bellamy (Muse), Graham Coxon (Blur), Miles Kane (The Last Shadow Puppets), Nic Cester (Jet), Sean Payne (The Zutons), Chris Cester (Jet), Ilan Rubin (NIN) & LA-based guitarist Jamie Davis, as well as rare guest performances from the other members of Muse and saxophonist Abi Harding (The Zutons).
2) THEY HAVE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY'S SEAL OF APPROVAL
In an early appearance of The Jaded Hearts Club, lucky fans at an intimate gig got to see Matt Bellamy jam out The Beatles' classic 'Helter Skelter' with none other than Sir Paul McCartney himself.
The legendary Beatles bass player jumped on stage and joined in on lead vocals, wowing the star-studded onlookers.
3) THEIR 100 CLUB PERFORMANCE DAZZLED THE AUDIENCE
“They have joined forces to create the ultimate Beatles cover band,” declared the iconic 100 Club regarding the show on 3rd June 2018, along with some very simple instructions: Dress code: London 1960s. For those of us that weren't lucky enough to be at 'one of the best gigs in the world,' there's always the live album.
Those that did squeeze into the intimate sweatbox were treated to a performance that, according to MusoMuso, "dazzled the audience", adding that "it took me (and no doubt countless others) a few minutes to acclimatise to the fact that we were stood so close to some of the finest musicians in the world, you could literally reach out and touch them if you felt the need!”
4) THEY'RE MUCH MORE THAN 'JUST' A BEATLES COVERS BAND
Judging by the setlist that can be seen on the band’s Instagram, the star-studded combo has grown into much more than just a Beatles tribute.
Throughout their electric set, the guys took us through a plethora of 60s classics, including Them/Van Morrison's ‘Gloria’ (which, by all accounts, includes a star turn from Nic Cester), The Who’s 'My Generation', The Sonics' 'Have Love Will Travel', The Rolling Stones' 'Paint It Black' Larry Williams' 'Bad Boy', Cream's 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Pink Floyd's odd time signature fiscal masterpiece 'Money’.
5) IT'S ALL IN THE NAME OF A GOOD CAUSE
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6) THE LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL MASTER IS CUT ON A LEGENDARY LATHE
The lathe used to cut the Jaded Hearts vinyl was deployed by the legendary Wally Traugott of Capitol Studios, also used to cut Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon and Saturday Night Fever among others.
The limited-edition white 180g vinyl album is packaged in a gatefold sleeve. The artwork will feature a collage of photos taken on the night by Wilko and Jamie McMillan and feature a 12” Poster insert of the band's iconic logo.
Pre-order the record and an exclusive t-shirt now, only at The Jaded Hearts Club: Live At The 100 Club store.
📸: Wilko Wilkinson
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