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Joel Fisk & The Breakdown



A red-hot Blues and Roots band, here to challenge the preconceptions of what modern Blues music is all about and to shake up the British Blues Scene.

Joel Fisk & The Breakdown – a new band made from members of Hokie Joint, LaVendore Rogue, Tim Aves & Wolfpack and The Swamp Cats.

Their debut album, “The Well”, was released in January 2015 and reached number one in the IBBA Blues Charts, as well as receiving BBC Radio 2 airplay.

Geoff Johnson (guitar & backing vocals):

  • Guitarist in NME award winning UK band Hymie Blows It
  • Signed to Rough Trade Records (affiliated to Stiff Records)
  • Guitarist with R&B band The Business, playing to audiences in excess of 25000 people, sharing the bill with Dr Feelgood, The Hamsters, Andy Fairweather-Low, Gary Brooker, The Blues Band amongst others
  • Guitarist with UK blues roots band The Swamp Cats, appearing at numerous clubs and festivals including The Ealing Festival and Bures Music Festival.

Stephen Cutmore (drums):

  • Founder member of award winning UK Blues Roots band Hokie Joint
  • 2012 British Blues Award winning Drummer of the Year
  • Nominated for British Blues Awards Drummer of the Year 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • 1989 Banks Best British Blues Band aware winner
  • 2011 Bronte Blues Club Award winning Drummer of the Year

Rob Barry (bass):

  • 3 x Digital Blues Award winning Bass Player of the Year
  • Member of now-defunct British Blues Band, The Rockin’ Armadillos, who played over 1,000 gigs, sharing the bill with the The Hoax, Jimmie Vaughan, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Nine Below Zero, Ian Siegal, Sherman Robertson, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes, as well as recording two sessions at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 2.
  • Founder member of Tim Aves & Wolfpack
  • Sideman for tours with Lightnin’ Willie & The Poor Boys, Hokie Joint, Bobby Patterson, Son Henry
  • Founder member of LaVendore Rogue, playing venues such as 100 Club, Maryport, Burnley and support for Dave Arcari, Ian Siegal

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Joel Fisk & The Breakdown Stage Plan

Joel Fisk & The Breakdown onstage at Darlington Rhythm & Blues Club, 2016. Photo by John Finlayson