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The OJ'sFriday 5th December - 'New Repertoire Additions'
Submitted by Jon

Junction 2 have three amazing new numbers in the works, 'Love Train' by The Ojays, 'Turn On Your Love Light' by The Blues Brothers and 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)' by Stevie Wonder, all heading to your wedding or party in 2015. So book us now to hear them first! Junction 2 - "The most recommended wedding band for hire in the UK!"

 
 
Band BrochureTuesday 14th January - 'Junction 2 Brochure'
Submitted by Jon

To make it easier for clients to see what we have on offer, we have a detailed brochure you can download to view at your leisure. It comes as a fully printable PDF. The brochure contains information regarding every aspect of why Junction 2 is the right band for you.

 "Junction 2 has been careful to assemble a line up which really gels on stage and is of single purpose in its attention to detail and its determination to give 110%. The mounting of our shows is scrupulously professional as are our dealings with all venues, officials, staff and clients."

Junction 2 - "The most recommended wedding band for hire in the UK!". Download Brochure (.pdf)

 
LightingMonday 29th July - 'Light Up Your Celebrations'
Submitted by Jon

Junction 2 prides itself on having exciting musical performances, but it is easy to forget how much time and effort goes into making every one of our performance spaces look the business. Junction 2 provides state of the art lighting for all size venues to make sure it is not just our music that dazzles you. "The most recommended wedding band for hire in the UK!".

 
TestimonialsSunday 21st April - 'Submitting Testimonials'
Submitted by Jon

Instead of submitting your much appreciated feedback via email you can now also submit your testimonials directly through this site. We love getting your feedback and now it's even easier. If you are a previous client and would like to offer us some feedback, you can visit our Testimonials page. Junction 2 - "The most recommended wedding band for hire in the UK!".

 
iOSFriday 5th August - 'iOS Website Support Added'
Submitted by Jon

The website's Video section has recently had a little revamp and now supports playback on the iPhone and iPad. Further support for additional mobile devices will be added over the coming months, but for now, we hope you enjoy being able to check out our official video on the go. Junction 2 - "The most recommended wedding band for hire in the UK!".

 
Signed Sealed DeliveredMonday 25th April - 'Signed Sealed Delivered - Official Video'
Submitted by Jon

Junction 2's official video for 'Signed Sealed Delivered' is now available to view in the Video section. The performance captures the dazzling sights, sounds and raw energy the band have become famous for and is the perfect way to get a real taste for what you'll be getting when you book Junction 2 - "The most recommended wedding band for hire in the UK!".

 
Sunday 20th February - 'Official Promo Video Update'
Submitted by Jon

Just before the New Year the band completed shooting Junction 2's first official promo video, with the band performing 'Signed Sealed Delivered' live for the cameras. The video captures the dazzling sights, sounds and raw energy the band have become famous for, but this time presented in full HD with studio quality sound. So watch this space! It's coming soon.

 
Studio Session

Wednesday April 14th - 'Studio Session Photos & Video'
Submitted by Jon

Here are some photos and video content of our most recent visit to the studio (17th Jan). All the new tracks are up in the Music page (have a listen if you haven't already), but for an insight into their production, check out the below.

View Photo: In The Groove - In The Funk - The Horns - Axe Man - In The Pose - Motown Bop
View Photo:
Chillax - Guitar - Tabla Joe - Soul Wave - Playback
View Video: Studio Session (Facebook)

 
Sweet Soul MusicTuesday 16th February - 'Sweet Soul Music & Let's Stay Together'
Submitted by Jon

We've added two new video clips of the band performing at Wroxall Abbey Estate on New Years Eve. The videos are available in the Video section or through our MySpace and Facebook pages.

View Video: Sweet Soul Music - Let's Stay Together

 
Live At AlvechurchSunday 25th October - 'Let's Stay Together - Live At Alvechurch'
Submitted by Jon

Here is a video of the band performing Let's Stay Together at the Alvechurch CC event on 25th September 2009. The video is available in the Video section or through our MySpace and Facebook pages. Check it out!

View Video: Let's Stay Together - Live At Alvechurch

 
Live At Mallory CourtMonday 17th August - 'Valerie - Live At Mallory Court'
Submitted by Jon

Hot on the heels of the below Hogarths Hotel video, here's a very brief clip from a performance of Valerie, the day after, at the Mallory Court Hotel. As usual, you can check it out in the Video section or through our MySpace and Facebook pages.

View Video: Valerie - Live At Mallory Court

 
Live At Hogarths HotelSunday 16th August - 'Live At Hogarths Hotel'
Submitted by Jon

We've added another video of the band performing, containing clips from Reach Out (I'll Be There), Mustang Sally and Higher & Higher, recorded at Hogarths Hotel on 14th August 2009. The videos are available in the Video section or through our MySpace and Facebook pages.

View Video: Live At Hogarths Hotel

 
Hard To HandleTuesday 11th August - 'Hard To Handle & I Feel Good'
Submitted by Jon

We've added two new video clips of the band performing in Liverpool on 1st August 2009. Hugh Blackwood is guesting on vocals. The videos are available in the Video section or through our MySpace and Facebook pages. Check 'em out!

View Video: Hard To Handle - I Feel Good (feat. Hugh Blackwood)

 
Wedding Gig PhotosSaturday 11th October - 'Wedding Gig Photos'
Submitted by Jon

Here are some photos from one of the weddings we did back in August.

View Photo: The Peej - The Horns - Kate O'Malley - Ripping it up - Abs - iPowell - More Peej  View Photo: Heritage - Col' - Den - Keys & Guitar

 
Joe GreavesThursday 25th September - 'Special Guest Vocalist - Joe Greaves'
Submitted by Jon

PJ has had to take the weekend off due to an unfortunate minor back injury, so the mighty soul sensation Joe Greaves will be standing in whilst he recovers.

As well as being the only professional soul singer to denounce Booker T's classic 'Green Onions', simply because it had no vocals, Joe is renowned for his energetic style and soaring vocal range, brought to the fore back in '96 after performing live on BBC2 for Jools Holland with his band at the time, 'Fleiy'. A brilliant and exciting outfit that can only be described as a 'Commitments' sound on original material.

Joe will be performing with us at O'Neill's this Friday (26th Sep) and on Saturday for a wedding reception.

 
Motown MuseumSunday 22nd June - 'Mr. Motown visits Hitsville U.S.A.'
Submitted by Jon

Our very own Mr. Motown recently paid a much anticipated visit to the legendary birth place of "The Motown Sound" in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. He also took the time to visit the Stax Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Below are a few photos from his trip.

View Photo: Motown Museum - Hitsville U.S.A. - The Motown Sound - Stax Museum - Stax Records - Soulsville

 
Live At The HarvesterFriday 6th June - 'Live At The Harvester'
Submitted by Jon

We've added a great new video of us performing 'Knock On Wood' at The Harvester last month. It is available in the Video section or through our MySpace and Facebook pages.

View Video: Live At The Harvester

 
Thursda 27th March - 'Updated Publicity Shots - Coming Soon'
Submitted by Colin

Last week the band visited the photo studio to have some new publicity shots taken. Once they've been finalised they'll be up on the site.

From what we've seen so far, the new shots look fantastic and should really do the band justice. So watch this space for a Junction 2 image refresh.

 
Gig PhotosThursday 27th March - 'Gig Photos'
Submitted by Jon

Here's some photos taken from a recent birthday party we performed at. Great fun!

View Photo: Party Time - Ripping It Up - The Horns - Pete & PJ

 
Gig PhotosFriday 22nd February - 'Gig Photos'
Submitted by Jon

Here's three photos from the last two gigs with Joe Greaves filling in for PJ.

View Photo: The Old Dial - Bossa Nova 1 - Bossa Nova 2

 
Friday 8th February - 'Special Guest Vocalist - Joe Greaves'
Submitted by Jon

PJ has had to take a few weeks off due to an unfortunate case of eye strain, we suspect as a result of Denny's recent choice of shirts, but we're nevertheless pleased to announce, after a bit of wangling, the almighty soul sensation Joe Greaves is to stand in for PJ whilst he's recovering.

As well as being the only professional soul singer to denounce Booker T's classic 'Green Onions', simply because it had no vocals, Joe is renowned for his energetic style and soaring vocal range, brought to the fore back in '96 after performing live on BBC2 for Jools Holland with his band at the time, 'Fleiy'. A brilliant and exciting outfit that can only be described as a 'Commitments' sound on original material.

Joe will be performing with us at the 'Old Dial' this Saturday (9th Feb) and at 'Bossa Nova' next week (15th Feb).

 
Monday 19th November - 'Bossa Nova - 23rd November'
Submitted by Colin (Mirrored from Latest News)

The band return to the Bossa Nova club in Worcester this Friday (23rd) to raise the roof once again with a dance filled evening of classic Soul, Blues and Motown.

If you're new to the venue (and if you are, where have you been?) directions can be found in the Gig Guide. So join 'Junction 2' this Friday night for the very best of Soul, Blues and Motown! Don't miss it!

 
Saturday 24th February - 'Live At Harrods 2'
Submitted by Jon

The BOSE people sent us some more photos and a video taken at the Harrods show. They're much better quality than the ones we managed to capture ourselves (see previous blog entry). Check 'em out.

View Photo: PJ - PJ Comedy Club - The Dr & Colin - Givin' It Some - The Dr - Stop To Pose / Yawn - Ripping It Up
View Photo: Hearty Anne - The Maestro - The Bass Man
View Video: Live At Harrods (5.2MB)

 
Friday 16th February - 'Live At Harrods'
Submitted by Jon

The band had the pleasure of playing at Harrods down in London this week to help demonstrate and promote the new BOSE L1 sound system which the band has just started using. The band performed as a 6-piece instead of the usual 10 but still delivered a stunning showcase performance for the crowd, shoppers and (during the sound check) Mr Al-Fayed himself. Check out the below snaps taken on the day, apologies for the poor quality.

View Photo: Live At Harrods - Anne De La Croix - Entertaining The Crowd - 6/10 - Bose & The Red Keyboard

 
Thursday 28th December - 'Live At The Hen House'
Submitted by Jon

I thought I would put together some photo and video content from one of our recent Christmas gigs for your viewing pleasure. The video footage was taken from the opening of 'Car Wash' and it was actually the first time we had ever performed it. It's a great tune!

View Photo: On Stage - Wink - The Girls - Denny & Jo
View Video: Live At The Hen House (4MB)

 
Thursday 28th December - 'My Space'
Submitted by Jon

Junction 2 has extended its presence on the web even further today by unveiling its very own My Space page. It will make it even easier to see what's new with the band and to get in touch with us. All content available on our My Space page will always be available here on our main site first, you've just got more ways to view it now.

http://www.myspace.com/junction2band

If you already have a My Space page and would like to show your support for the band, you can visit this page (also available through our My Space site) and add a Junction 2 banner to your page.

 
Monday 4th December - 'Christmas Treat'
Submitted by Jon

Over the last few weeks the band have been working hard to make sure we've got something very special prepared for our December gigs.

We've added 5 classic Christmas numbers to our sets, 'Merry Christmas' originally by Slade, 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas' by Wizzard, 'All I Want For Christmas' by Mariah Carey, 'Rocking Around The Christmas Tree' by Brenda Lee and a special arrangement of 'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby.

They will simply blow your socks off! You will not hear better live versions of these classic songs anywhere in the UK this Christmas. So make sure you get on down to one of our Christmas gigs or you'll miss out on a right Christmas treat.

 
Sunday 8th October - 'Studio Session Photos and Video'
Submitted by Jon

Finally got around to organising some photos and video content of the studio session we had last month. All the tracks have been up in the downloads section for quite some time now (check them out if you haven't already) but for an insight into their production check out the below.

View Photo: Abi Grazing - Cuddle - Drummer - The Doctor & Jo - Stuffed Animals - In Your Face Colin
View Photo: All Alone -
What? - Tenor Trumpet - Air Guitar PJ - Cig' Break - Mark Grazing - Vocals - The Gear
View Photo: Woody & Jon - Bum Pinch - Drinks After
View Video: Inside the Studio (12MB)

 
Sunday 13th August - 'Demo CD'
Submitted by Jon

Choosing 8 songs for our Demo CD out of over 30 was no easy process, but we think we have now decided on what tracks we will lay down when we go into the studio at the start of next month. They are as follows:

Sweet Soul Music
Knock On Wood
Unchain My Heart
I Feel Good
That's The Way Love Is
Piece Of My Heart
Show Me
Shake A Tail Feather

All of those are obviously subject to change.

 
Saturday 12th August - 'Band Blog Live!'
Submitted by Jon

Welcome to the new Band Blog, an area of the site where you can keep up-to-date with what the band has been up to on a week by week basis, including regular offerings of video, audio and photo content from gigs, rehearsals and other showcases. To get things started find below some informal photos that were taken at our regular Friday rehearsal on 4th August. Click on the links below to access the content.

View Photo: Sax Duet - Prison Break Hostage - Proud To Be Cool - "What's With The Focus and What's With Mark?" 

 

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