You me & us (Daevid Allen, Yumi Hara and Chris Cutler) were booked to play at Jean-Hervé Peron’s Avantgarde Festival in Schiphorst in 2014, but late in the day Daevid was unable to make it. Since most of Jean-Hervé’s band, faUSt - including Geoff Leigh - were all coming to the festival but not playing, Jean-Herve suggested Chris and I join them as Jump for Joy! to headline the festival. Since then we were invited to play other festivals and released two albums 'Bat Pullover' and 'Keeping Score'.
Jump for Joy! is powered by two drummers of totally different styles : Zappi (Austria) and Chris Cutler (UK) ...teutonic tango vs butterfly lace; two guitar- and keyboard- ladies, Geraldine Swayne (Ireland) and Yumi Hara (Japan), providing a dense field of sound textures and structures, both delicate and barbarous, while Geoff Leigh (UK), and Jean-Hervé Peron (France) deliver the dada high- and low-ends. You’d hate yourself for missing Jump for Joy!