JT4 sees the reunion of two musicians who worked together during the nineties under various names (The London Blues Band, Roogalator II and the original Grooveyard), Tim Richards and Jon Taylor. They have accompanied US blues artists Mojo Buford, Deitra Farr and British blues queen Dana Gillespie.
In addition, Taylor's pedigree includes appearances with such greats as Champion Jack Dupree, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Lefty Dizz, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Harry Beckett, Dick Morrissey, Art Themen and Don Weller, as well as recording with vocalists Earl Green, Ruby Turner, Connie Lush and Taka Boom for the album Jon T-Bone Taylor's Bop Brothers ... and Sisters.
Richards has led many acclaimed bands, including Spirit Level and Great Spirit. Current projects are Hextet and Tim Richards Trio. He was also a member of Otis Grand & The Dance Kings and appeared on their album Aways Hot. He has backed US bluesmen Larry Garner and Joe Louis Walker. He has written various books, including Improvising Blues Piano, the best-selling blues piano tutor on the market. For further information, visit www.timrichards.ndo.co.uk
The pair are joined by the bass and drums team of Andres (Andy) Lafone and Peter Miles. The two came together in the mid-seventies, backing American Danny Adler on the London pub rock circuit. Uraguay born Andy has much experience in the Latin, jazz and blues fields. For more information, visit www.andreslafone.com
Peter Miles was also a member of the late Jo Ann Kelly's band and led the blues band The Radical Sheiks, fronted by Alan Glen. The Sheiks supported B. B. King at the Hammersmith Odeon.
'JT4 are four highly accomplished and experienced musicians whose music is a subtle blend of barrelhouse blues, Chicago R&B and jazz and has proved to be a force to reckoned with.
All the guys have impressive musical pedigrees and have earned their reputation by hard work, sweat and dedication. By coming together they have forged a truly rootsy act and continue to prove themselves to be in prime condition!' - Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul Magazine