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Pete and Gwyn Bispham



Press & Reviews

Formed in Birmingham in 2014, blues rock outfit Big Wolf Band fronted by acclaimed guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jonathan Earp and Mick Jeynes on bass, continue to go from strength to strength.  With two number 1 Amazon Chart bestselling albums in A Rebel’s Story released in 2017 and Be Free (featuring vocals from Zoe Green) released in 2019. Their single “Get Out” which was released in 2022 was brilliantly received and now their new live album Live & Howlin’ has been played worldwide and landed the number 3 spot in the prestigious IBBA Charts and continues to bring in amazing reviews.


The Big Wolf Band are one of the UK’s best blues rock outfits and continue to generate brilliant reviews and responses from audiences, promoters and music writers.


The albums and singles showcase the brilliant musicianship and song writing talents of Jonathan Earp and as a result have garnered airplay from Paul Jones on his Radio 2 show, Planet Rock, HRH radio, FM radio across Europe, Australia and the USA. A wide range of international podcast and internet radio stations have also enthusiastically embraced Big Wolf Band’s songs and are playing them regularly on their shows. The band also has an amazing presence on YouTube. Their songs have been added by enthusiastic lovers of the genre on various playlists and have been listened to millions of times. The tracks Darkest of my Days and If I Ever Loved Another Woman are two tracks which have attracted an incredible amount of excitement and attention on YouTube. This has had a positive effect on the band’s official artist channel, Big Wolf Band TV, demonstrating strong month on month growth. 


The band have gathered a very strong following which has not only been generated from their recorded output but also by their dynamic and energy filled live sets. The band have toured extensively across the UK and have supported high profile artists such as Bernie Marsden of Whitesnake, Kirk Fletcher, Elles Bailey, Steve Nimmo, Pat McManus, Chantel McGregor, Erja Lyytinen, Stacey Collins and Climax Blues Band.


2022 was a tremendous year for the band. Big Wolf Band enjoyed playing sold out shows at the award-winning Tuesday Night Music Club in Coulsdon, HRH Blues at the O2 Sheffield Academy and the Temperance Bar in Leamington Spa receiving outstanding reviews. The band were also finalists at the 2022 UK Blues Challenge event in Weston Super Mare where they went down a storm with organisers and fans alike. The band also continued to impress at many other events and venues during the year including the Darlington R & B Club, Buxton Blues Festival and Edinburgh Blues Club.


The start of 2023 has been unbelievable, nominated in the final 5 for UK Blues Band Of The Year.  The nomination has reinforced the growing reputation of the band. Their live album which was released on the 16th March has attracted recognition from reviewers and radio presenters alike with one reviewer stating “This is not simply one of the great live albums of 2023, it is one of the great blues rock live albums PERIOD” – Ben Vee The release of Live & Howlin’ has coincided with a spike in the bands online analytics with views across their social media increasing exponentially which has resulted in nearly 60k views across YouTube in the last 28 days. This also coincided with a YouTube show presenter mentioning the band to Eric Clapton during an interview with the legend.


The band are proudly endorsed by the high-profile companies Blackstar Amps, Roland, Boss, Code Drum Heads, Pellwood Drum Sticks and Matrix Amplification.


The Big Wolf Band live shows incorporate hard edged blues rock with dynamic highs, lows and a high energy filled set that incorporates everything you want to see from a live band. Big Wolf Band has wowed audiences, festivals and promoters up and down the country. The Big Wolf Band are all set to record their 3rd studio album during June for release later this year with the working title of A Rebels Journey and the band are committed to continue raising the bar and are looking forward to the rest of 2023 and beyond. 


Band Line up

Guitar and Vocals - Jonathan Earp

Bass Guitar - Mick Jeynes

Keys - Robin Fox

Drums - Tim Jones

Rhythm Guitar and Vocals - Justin Johnson

Richard Bell Photography Copyright 2023

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Live & Howlin' - Live Album - 2023

Number 3 UK Independent Blues Broadcaster Association Charts for March

3 Months in the IBBA Top 40

Worldwide Radio Play (FM and internet)

Host of Top Reviews


Get Out - Single - 2022

Number 2 Amazon Best Selling Blues Album

Number 1 Amazon Hot New Release

Number 3 iTunes UK Blues Chart

Number 1 Valley FM Radio Weekly Charts (Australia) 

International Radio Play

HRH Radio Play

USA Radio Play



Be Free – Album – 2019 Ft Zoe Green(vocals)

Number 1 Amazon Best Selling Blues Album

Number 1 Amazon Hot New Release

Number 8 iTunes UK Blues Chart

Number 7 IBBA Blues Radio Chart

Number 1 Valley FM Radio Weekly Charts x2 (Australia) 

Played on Planet Rock Radio

International Radio Play

HRH Radio Play

USA Radio Play

International Album Reviews



A Rebel’s Story - Album - 2017

Number 1 Best Selling Blues Album Amazon Blues Album Chart

Number 1 Hot New Releases 2017  

iTunes Top 20 Blues Chart

Top 20 Pick’s for best album in 2017

Top 40 Most Played Artists 2017 IBBA  

Played on Paul Jones BBC Radio 2 Show

Number 5 IBBA Blues Radio Chart

IBBA Presenters Picks of the Month June 17

Radio 501 Netherlands Album of the Month

Brum Radio Album of the Week

International Radio Play

Played on Planet Rock

Over 1 Million YouTube Plays



Stop Right Now - Single - 2016

Number 1 Best Selling Blues Single Amazon Blues Chart

Number 1 Hot New Release  

iTunes Top 20 Blues Chart

International Radio Play



Depression Blues - Single - 2015

Number 1 Best Selling Blues Single Amazon Blues Chart  

Number 1 Hot New Release 2015

 iTunes Top 20 Blues Chart

International Radio Play

BBC Radio Play


Social Media

YouTube @Big Wolf Band Official


For booking and all other enquires please contact our volunteer management team

Pete and Gwyn Bispham




Press Quotes

“This is not simply one of the great live albums of 2023, it is one of the great blues rock live albums PERIOD.  At times upbeat and energetic and then beautifully pensive with incredible guitar solos, Live & Howlin' is exhilarating British Blues” Ben Vee & Bluesmusicfan Radio

“They are a band that has built a large following through a combination of talent and hard work and this is a fine representation of why they sell out clubs around the country” MUSIC-NEWS.COM – Andy Snipper

“Big Wolf Band with Live & Howlin ', proposes itself as one of the most interesting bands in the current rock / blues scene is a serious candidate to be part of my top ten at the end of the year, highly recommended to all lovers of the genre proposed”
Stefano Tognoni


“WOW!!!!, When Big Wolf Band perform you know that in you’re in for a special experience. This band are full of talent and can command an audience’s full attention and respect demonstrating a sound and ability that has deservedly earned them a nomination for U.K. blues band of the year.
It’s of no surprise that we had a strongly attended show.

Big thanks to the band, Simon on sound, The Appleyard and all of you came and supported live music last night of such high quality🎸🎶” Mark Matthews Bourne Music Club


“Beautiful, emotional, wonderful blues at its best” Steve Beastie - Voodoo Radio 

“Well, that was some night! Sold out, two standing ovations, queues at the merch desk... and boy did Big Wolf Band deliver!” - Richard Dunning UK Blues Federation Chairman

“Can’t speak highly enough of the Big Wolf Band, superb performance” Edinburgh Blues Club  

"Kicking off the night with Heaven’s Got the Blues from their 2017 debut album A Rebels Story, the moment Jon played his guitar the crowd roared and showed their love and were just pleased to see him back on the stage where he belongs. It must have been a total rush for him to hear the cheers and just to be out there live again doing what he does best; Jonathan is a tremendous guitarist and plays a mix of traditional blues and blues rock, and he also has that blues rasp in his voice" Dave Martin 9th October Big Wolf Band comeback gig. Review link Gigs: Big Wolf Band •

“I’m still buzzing from last night ‘s Bourne Music Club gig at The Ypres. It was amazing to have a sell-out event and The Big Wolf Band played an awesome show for a non-stop 2 hour set” Mark Matthews – Bourne Music Club

“Played a blinding set. With a mix of self-penned blues and rock and a few classic covers, they wowed the audience with seamless guitar solos, funky takes and catchy blues shuffles. A fantastic band live, so well worth seeking them out if they are in your area” Rosy Greer - Lancashire Blues Archive and Independent Reviewer

“Such was the intensity of the playing and the tight knit performance the whole band produced; you know why they are in such demand for their powerhouse performances” Andy Davis – Blues at The Woodlands

“I can't remember a better debut gig from a new band that was so exciting than tonight's Darlington RnB Club gig with Big Wolf Band” Mike Prendergast - Gasto Promotions

"Frighteningly good album" Blues In Britain 

"One of the better blues albums of a very good year"

"takes the listener on a journey through the bands ample capabilities and potentials, and is a must have for any serious collector or lover of the genre” Nigel Thorne Presenter of ‘The ‘Original’ Blues Bar’

“Big Wolf Band's debut A Rebel's Story, quickly claimed a spot in my list for Top 20 Albums of 2017. From Heaven's Got the Blues to the beautifully haunting, If I Ever Loved Another Woman and all the great Blues packed in between. Big Wolf Band will be around a long time searing a path of fine Blues along the way” DJ Chey Anne

“Can't stop listening to Big Wolf Bands Debut Album, A Rebels Story.…It's been a long time in the making, but the wait has been well worth it” Hugh Fee Irvine Beat FM

“Brit Rock Blues in good hands” Pete Feenstra Get Ready to Rock Radio


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