Mr. Jukes

Mr Jukes (stylised as mr jukes) is the solo/collaborative project of Bombay Bicycle Club‘s frontman Jack Steadman signed to Island Records.[3] Steadman released the debut mr jukes album ‘God First’ in July 2017 . The album features several collaborations, with appearances from Lianne La Havas, Charles Bradley, De La Soul, BJ the Chicago Kid and more.[5]

Bombay Bicycle Club announced a hiatus in January 2016 as the band members had decided to pursue their own individual projects.[6] Steadman had embarked on a round-the-world trip without flying and recording his solo album.[7] In Shanghai, Steadman boarded a cargo ship and set up a studio in his cabin and began writing his solo album.[8]

The name Mr Jukes comes from a character in Joseph Conrad‘s Typhoon named Jukes, who was second in command on a ship heading into a typhoon. Steadman read the book read while he was traveling on the cargo ship.[9]

Bombay Bicycle Club announced a hiatus in January 2016 as the band members had decided to pursue their own individual projects.[6] Steadman had embarked on a round-the-world trip without flying and recording his solo album.[7] In Shanghai, Steadman boarded a cargo ship and set up a studio in his cabin and began writing his solo album.[8]

The name Mr Jukes comes from a character in Joseph Conrad‘s Typhoon named Jukes, who was second in command on a ship heading into a typhoon. Steadman read the book read while he was traveling on the cargo ship.[9]