There is a natural inclination for people to think that music is created out of mystery and magic. It is, of course, but in order for that mystery and magic to truly work you have a put structure around them – otherwise what you have is little more than smoke and mirrors. This is where Irish band, Jupe, comes into the picture, and where the benefits of hard work and intelligent creative strategies produce results.
Like many bands before them, Jupe has gone through periods of transition, of exploring different music, honing their craft, trying out different musicians. Going through such transformations, finding the sound and its characteristics, developing as creative people – all of this takes time.
And yet it seems as if the time has now arrived for Jupe. With Tim Night as the band’s ebullient, charismatic lead singer, and with top calibre musicians such as Kevin Rowe (guitar), Jeff O’Callaghan (keyboards), Voodoo Jonesy (bass) and Brendon Rennie (drums) in tow, the icing, as they say, is not so much on the cake as an essential ingredient of it.