Get the Blessing

"The most original and exciting band on the British scene."


"This is the kind of band who makes jazz fans out of people who don't expect to be."

The Guardian

Get The Blessing - OCDC

One of the UK’s most thrilling live bands, Get The Blessing is a glorious collision of hard-hitting rock and fleet-fingered jazz virtuosity. The result: thumping tunes, seriously infectious beats and wailing horn lines with more than a nod to free jazz maestro Ornette Coleman. Influences ranging from Morphine and Elvis Costello to The Ramones and Albert Ayler only add to the genre-bending mayhem.

Winners of the BBC Jazz Award 2008 for their debut album All Is Yes, Get The Blessing have garnered rave reviews since forming in 2000, when bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer from trip-hop legends Portishead joined forces with the twin horns and electronics of saxophonist Jake McMurchie and trumpeter Pete Judge. Top-notch session players with serious chops, as individuals the band members have performed with everyone from Radiohead, Jeff Beck, Alison Moyet and Roni Size to Hawkwind, Robert Plant and Peter Gabriel.

Jake McMurchie, saxophone

Pete Judge, trumpet

Jim Barr, bass

Clive Deamer, drums

Get the Blessing

Tour Dates

Tuesday 19 Feb, 25 Wexford Street Dublin 2

  • Whelan's
  • 8 pm, €15 / €10 Over 18's event
  • 01 6719429 or
  • Promoted by Music Network
  • Book Tickets

Thursday 21 Feb, 17 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast

Friday 22 Feb, 5 Teeling St, Sligo

  • 5th on Teeling
  • 10 pm, €10
  • 087 2252880 / (reservations, tickets on the door only)
  • Promoted by Itchy Feet Promotions

Saturday 23 Feb, St. George's Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim

  • The Dock
  • 8:30 pm, €15 / 12
  • 071 9650828 /
  • Promoted by The Dock

Sunday 24 Feb, Clifden, Co. Galway

  • Station House Theatre
  • 8 pm, €12 / €10
  • Tickets available on the door
  • Promoted by Clifden Arts Society