The Jaded Hearts Club

The Jaded Hearts Club are a supergroup and covers band consisting of lead vocalists Miles Kane (of the Last Shadow Puppets) and Nic Cester (of Jet), bassist Matt Bellamy (of Muse), guitarists Graham Coxon (of Blur) and Jamie Davis (of Coxon's former label Transcopic), and drummer Sean Payne (of the Zutons).[1][2][3] They released an album, You've Always Been Here, in 2020.

The Jaded Hearts Club
The Jaded Hearts Club
The Jaded Hearts Club performing in 2018
Background information
Also known asDr Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band
OriginLondon, England, United Kingdom
GenresRock
Years active2017–present
Associated actsMiles Kane, Muse, the Last Shadow Puppets, Jet, Blur, the Zutons
Websitethejadedheartsclublive.com
Members
Past members

HistoryEdit

FormationEdit

In September 2017, musician Jamie Davis formed the Jaded Hearts Club to perform covers of Beatles songs at his 40th birthday party. He initially planned to hire a covers band, but decided it would be cheaper to ask his musician friends to perform with him instead.[4] The band initially performed under the name Dr. Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band; their name references the 1967 Beatles album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.[citation needed]

Bassist Matt Bellamy of Muse said the band began "as a karaoke joke", but decided to continue as they enjoyed themselves and felt other bands were not performing traditional rock and roll: "Going back to that really great songwriting, some of the best historic songwriting ever, and just playing it almost like a jazz band, real instruments, no gizmos, no tech, nothing like that."[4]

PerformancesEdit

In 2018, the Jaded Hearts Club played gigs at the Austin South by Southwest festival, in bars in Chicago and Los Angeles, and at a Teenage Cancer Trust show in the Royal Albert Hall.[4] In addition to Beatles songs, they performed songs by bands including Cream, the Who and the Kinks.[4] The members shifted depending on availability, with appearances by musicians including Dominic Howard and Christopher Wolstenholme of Muse, Ilan Rubin, and Chris Cester. Former member of the Beatles Paul McCartney joined them to perform at a 2018 event for his daughter Stella McCartney.[5][6] In 2019, the band performed a charity show at the 100 Club, at which point the lineup settled.[4]

You've Always Been HereEdit

The first Jaded Hearts Club album, You've Always Been Here, was released in October 2020, comprising covers of classic rock-and-roll and Motown songs.[4] It was produced by Bellamy and recorded in his studio shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.[4]

Band membersEdit

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Studio album

  • You've Always Been Here (October 2, 2020)[7]

Live album

  • Live at the 100 Club (January 17, 2020)

SinglesEdit

  • "Nobody But Me" (March 2, 2020)
  • "This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It's Killing Me)" (April 15, 2020)[8]
  • "We'll Meet Again / Reach Out I'll Be There" (July 31, 2020)[7]
  • "Love's Gone Bad" (September 2, 2020)[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Jaded Hearts Club". The Jaded Hearts Club: Live At The 100 Club. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Last night, Matt Bellamy and Graham Coxon's Beatles tribute band stormed the Royal Albert Hall - NME". Nme.com. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Watch Miles Kane and Matt Bellamy bring their Beatles tribute band to SXSW Festival". Nme.com. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018. The group serves as a side-project for all of the artists to perform covers, largely of the 1960s rock band The Beatles, as well as a number of other recordings.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "The Jaded Hearts Club: 'If we're playing Beatles songs and Paul McCartney's singing, are we The Beatles?'". The Independent. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Sir Paul McCartney Joins Muse Members in Dr. Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band Supergroup For 'Helter Skelter' Cover". Billboard. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  6. ^ "The Jaded Hearts Club: 'If we're playing Beatles songs and Paul McCartney's singing, are we the Beatles?'". The Independent. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "New Supergroup: The Jaded Hearts Club Are Bellamy, Coxon, Cester, Kane and Payne". glidemagazine.com. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  8. ^ Blistein, Jon (15 April 2020). "Supergroup Jaded Hearts Club Unveil Stomping Cover of Marvin Gaye's 'This Love Starved Heart of Mine'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  9. ^ "The Jaded Hearts Club Announces Debut Album You've Always Been Here for October 2020 Release and Unearth Another Funky Soul Gem with "Love's Gone Bad" -". mxdwn Music. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.