The Jazz Butcher Not eating meat, not playing jazz
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Last of the Gentleman Adventurers
Crowd-funded in under 12 hours, recorded on 2" tape, lush and warm..
Random Forced Viewing
Roadrunner - 2013-02-15 @ Schauspielhaus Dortmund (Institut), Dortmund

Credit: Allroy For Prez


JBC in the news
Added pages for (mechanical) translations of Italian and Croatian press tidbits from 2016.


Older JBC website features
As part of the JBC website make-over, several older site features have been archived together in one location.


Help Us!
We're in the midst of a massive tidy-up of the data that drives this website. You can help the effort! We're looking for fans of the JBC to help us fill in missing details from past gigs.


The Jazz Butcher: "Sound And Vision"
Pat Fish: My favorite song of Bowie? I have many, but it is often "Sound and Vision" that I choose. At the time of the release of "Low", I lived with a friend in an apartment in upper floors of the Cromwell Tower in the Barbican. We were unable to start the day, to leave the building or anything else without listening to "Sound and Vision". The energy, simplicity and clarity of this title are incredible.

The Man Who Changed Our World (French)


Steve Garofalo
It is with great regret that the Jazz Butcher Quartet must announce that Steve Garofalo , our drummer, died unexpectedly at his home in Northampton NN1 on 28th February. Steve was so much more than just the drummer in a band. He was the true, beating heart of the entire operation in every way imaginable, and at the moment it seems inconceivable that the band might be able to continue without him. We are utterly bereft, as is his enormous circle of loving friends and family.

Naturally, we apologise to those whom we are forced to let down over bookings and so forth. If there was a way to fulfil such obligations, we would normally find it, but this is just too enormous for us to cope with at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family.


Ah, press.
I'd almost forgotten about press.

Good old press.

It's press week.

I'd almost forgotten about press week.

Australia! Italy! Croatia! France!



Fire Records Re-issues
We have signed a deal with Fire Records of London, who will be re-releasing a bunch of Jazz Butcher records, starting with our most recent effort, Last of the Gentleman Adventurers, in February 2016.

A new album , tentatively entitled "The Highest in the Land", is scheduled for Autumn 2016.



Pierre Guillaume Ticket Stubs
Pierre Guillaume responded to our request for assistance with some high-quality scans of ticket stubs from several gigs in France - including one show not previously listed in the archives!

1987-08-02, 1987-02-02, 1988-04-08, 1990-03-13, 1991-10-21, 1993-02-16, 1994-07-07, 1995-09-13,

Credit: Pierre Guillaume



Besancon, France - 1986-03-04
The Entire Show

Credit: Dom Genot


Andrew Brooksbank photos
David J. and Bauhaus archivist, Andrew Brooksbank has graciously provided a glimpse into his collection with photographs from the following early JBC gigs: 1986-03-04, 1986-10-29, 1989-09-21


Pat Fish + David J, Racehorse Christmas Gig, 1993
The Entire Show

Pat and David J play 4 songs, and then Alan Moore takes the stage (*that* set is not included in this download)


"Near Perfect Pitch" podcast #1
"Near Perfect Pitch" podcast #1
Excerpted from @NearPerfPitch's inaugural podcast. Dara Mottahed and Pat (via Skype) chat about recent band history. And football.


On This Date In History..
27th of March, 1985 (Wednesday)
@ Renegat
Oslo Norway
27th of March, 1986 (Thursday)
@ Reverberation Club
Rugby England
[with band of note]
[poster for 1986/Mar27.html]
27th of March, 1988 (Sunday)
@ Rohre
Stuttgart Germany
[poster for 1988/Mar27.html]
27th of March, 2009 (Friday)
The Strip Club
@ The West Indian Club
St. Peter's Road
Rugby England CV21 3QP
[pat solo]
27th of March, 2015 (Friday) 8:00pm
@ The Playhouse Theatre
115 Clare Street
Northampton England NN1 3JA
[extra shit] [photos] [video recording] [with band of note] [songlist]
[poster for 2015/Mar27_2000.html]
Max Eider Says..
Max Eider's Quiet Life
An announcement may be over-dramatic in the circumstances but perhaps I should confirm that I have decided to give up playing live. I prefer a quiet life these days. But I am forever grateful to Pat and everyone who has helped and supported us over the years. It has been a great adventure. As I said to Pat the other day, when I think of the places we’ve been, the times we’ve had, the friends we’ve made, and the bars we have drunk dry at other people’s expense (we never paid you see), I just feel very, very lucky.

The JBC of course marches on. Pat has turned my departure into an opportunity before now and I have no doubt he will do so again. In truth, he’s already got that covered. And we may yet record together again. The last album wasn’t too shabby after all.

And if, at some time in the future, you should happen to see me propping up the bar at a JBC show somewhere while Pat does all the hard work, do come up and say hello.

Many thanks again

Maximilian Theodore Eider III (aged 55 and a half)

Buy Max Eider's Duck Dance, over at

(here is Eider's last recorded gig with the JBC, and here is Eider's last gig with the JBC)

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  • Submitted for Pats' consideration
    Pursuedbyemail[at] - Pursued By Trees (Cornwall, UK)
    7Feb2017 6:19 AM (48 days 12 hours ago)
    What are the chances of visiting a Jazz Butcher memoir upon the literary world?

    Is this something that you might consider undertaking either as a solo project, or perhaps collectively/collaboratively with your fellow and former conspirators?

    I reckon that this would make for an entertaining and enlightening read, and possibly another great crowd-funded project.
  • Perpetual gratitude
    pressaccofowlow[at] - Old Andrew
    11Jan2017 10:11 PM (74 days 20 hours ago)
    Lads, just another ardent fan thanking you for all the years of sublimely beautiful and odd music. Kitchen dancing, playing bicycle kid for my wee ones, litmus test for potential friends. The joy I feel when I play anything truly gives me hope for these dreadful times. Thank you for everything
  • Dunkin Bagel?
    doc6502[at] - Doc, Chicago
    18Nov2016 7:46 AM (129 days 10 hours ago)
    I love this version:
  • Paris
    dufourelisa[at] - jean michel Paris
    16May2016 1:53 PM (315 days 5 hours ago)
    Happy to see that the Jazz butcher quartet is on the road again

    We're waiting for you Pat !
  • abus dangereux
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume Brussey
    9May2016 6:22 AM (322 days 13 hours ago)
    3 cheers for Abus Dangereux, french magazine who has very good taste with his interview of Mr Fish: 2 pages, one colour photo and one song (animals) on the CD sampler offered with every magazine !