The Jug Addicts play, as the name indicates, ‘Jug Music’ . This form of comical music has been around for about a century. It’s a type of vernacular music that is all about ‘word play’, a comical sense of rhyme driven by a high energy jazz feel. Jug music has been constantly redefined throughout the last century with Red Ingles and his Magnificent Seven in the fifties, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band in the sixties (often seen in a double bill with the likes of Janis Joplin at the infamous San Francisco ballrooms around the hippie period in Height Ashbury ). Australia laid claim to the amazing Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band during the seventies. But after that, we all seemed to lose our sense of humour. Until now where we have the Jug Addicts reclaiming the cultural high ground by taking innocent little songs and having their wicked way with them. The ‘Juggies’ as they are affectionately known have been around for a few years now, features Gary Jenkins on vocals, washboard and strange percussion, Adam Cafarella on jug, guitar, mandolin, kazoo and vocals, Glenn Manion on resonator, archtop, dobro, ukulele and interjections and the fabulously infamous Wendy Griffiths on double bass. The band has impressed / shocked quite an eclectic group of people from little kiddies through young techno fans who also seem to love high energy acoustic music to more mature punters who may have even heard their grandparents singing these songs when they were young (perhaps with somewhat less attitude).