About Jumpin’ Hot Club

Jumpin’ Hot Club have been bringing rockin’ roots, country and blues, reggae and world music to the North East for over thirty years.

Jumpin’ Hot Club is the sister organisation of Northern Roots, Northern Roots deliver community outreach projects to connect people through Roots music.

Jumpin’ Hot Club supports artists, showcases the best of Roots music talent from around the world and create a connected and energised community around Roots music in the North East.

Jumpin’ Hot Club have been bringing rockin’ roots, country and blues, reggae and world music to the North East for over thirty years.

Founded in 1985 by Adam Collerton and Graham Anderson, Jumpin’ Hot Club is now a permanent fixture in the North East music scene, curating, hosting and promoting live music gigs featuring artists from around the world. We believe that everyone should be able to access Roots music that inspires and empowers them.

Over 2,000 gigs since 1985

Jumpin’ Hot Club are responsible for over 2,000 gigs in and around the country since 1985. In that time, we have hosted gigs and seen some of the best acts in world music including; Martha Reeves, Buddy Miller, Michelle Shocked, Ron Sexsmith, Doctor Ross, Charlie Mussellwhite, Billy Lee Riley, The Abbyssinians, Toots And Maytals, Byron Lee, Rico, Horace Andy and Dennis Alcapone…to name just a few…

The future promises to be just as jam-packed so watch this space!

Billing over 10,000 artists & musicians

Jumpin’ Hot Club work with a range of roots artists and musicians, from well-known names to up and coming rising stars – from all background, from all over the world and all taking inspiration from the rich and varied sounds of Roots music – our artists and musicians are always hand-selected by our Creative Director Graham Anderson.

Playing to over 150,000 roots fans

Jumpin’ Hot Club can be found in venues across the North East, from Sage Gateshead to Gosforth Civic Theatre through to our jamboree in Easington County Durham – we bring roots music to every corner of the North East – finding unique and welcoming venues to showcase global talent.

The continuing success of the Jumpin' Hot Club is because it's never been an exercise in just getting punters to part with their hard-earned money. It's always been about following an interest and then putting a lot of time, energy and enthusiasm into telling others about it. More than anything, it's this kind of personal enthusiasm and commitment which gives the Jumpin' Hot Club it's own distinctive brand and flavour.

Stan Smith (former WOW Festival)

We are committed to spending another 30 years developing a sustainable legacy for the international Roots music scene in North East England.

Graham Anderson and Adam Collerton, Founders

We believe in collaboration and partnerships, that allow us to reach, engage and empower more people with fresh, inspiring and evolving projects.

Leila D'Aronville, Managing Director

Thank you to our funders and partners.