ONE of the UK’s finest acoustic Americana, bluegrass and country bands Jaywalkers are heading back to Bangor.

The band is back by popular demand at the Blue Sky Café, on Friday, November 1.

The group has been delighting audiences for more than ten years with its exciting, inventive and virtuosic brand of Americana, up, down and around the UK and Europe.

The musicians are Mike Giverin on mandolin, guitar, and backing vocals, Jay Bradberry on fiddle, guitar and lead vocals and Lucille Williams on double bass and backing vocals

These three outstanding musicians have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-crafted, tasteful arrangements and ability to bounce ideas around the stage.

The combination of powerhouse bass, flame-fingered mandolin, blistering fiddle and three-part harmony pack a punch as fiery as Jay’s lead vocals and make a fuller sound than expected from an acoustic trio.

This year, Jaywalkers are on a full UK tour to support the release of their latest album ‘Time to Save the World,’ released at the end of 2018. This is their fourth studio album, recorded during the peak of the 2018 summer heatwave with Josh Clark as producer, The band say it is the Jaywalkers’ finest body of work to date.

Featuring ten original songs (and a Johnny Cash cover for good measure) their new music plays on the strengths of each member all encompassed by Mike’s musically crafted and lyrically perceptive song writing.

Jaywalkers are a real melting pot of their collective inspirations and the influences of their musical upbringings.

This is evident in their live sets which come to life in their use of Country heartbreak and Bluegrass dynamism applied to issues of the modern day and life as a touring band…mostly stuck on the M6.

Their sets on the night will be an eclectic mix of old and new songs, with a strong emphasis on the material from the new album.

But there will still be some of their old favourites, along with well-established blistering, foot-stomping, up-tempo instrumentals and more cheerful traditional songs to entertain the soul and cheer the heart.

FolkOnMonday said of the band: "Jaywalkers are the real deal... three incredible musicians creating a bluegrass party on stage. There must have been some dark trades with the devil to give Mike Giverin such mastery of the mandolin and Jay Bradberry such skill with fiddle and voice."

Acoustic magazine said: “An effortless blend British and American folk traditions to create something arguably greater than either of these genres.”

The music Jaywalkers create live, and on their multiple recordings is innovative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating.

With the release of their latest album, this is set is set to be the most exciting period for this talented trio …. make sure you don’t miss their return to the Blue Sky Café.

Tickets are £12 (available online or in cafe). The doors open at 7pm, the music starts at 8pm. See: