Rum Thief is solo artist Jot Green with support from his band members Kieran Whitehouse on lead guitar, Gary Long on bass and Chris Hobbs on drums. Based in Chorlton, Manchester, the project began when Green, a drummer in bands for over ten years, decided to record some songs of his own. Booking into Manchester’s Airtight Studio, he played the drums, guitars, vocals and backing vocals on his first EP ‘Clouded Mind’. The titular lead track generated interest from media outlets across the north west and, with the help of his band mates Rum Thief secured local gigs, festivals, support slots and airplay on local and national radio.
Rum Thief’s second EP ‘Reach For The Weather Man’, characterised by Jot Green’s keen ear for melody and sharp observational lyrical content received widespread critical acclaim from the likes of Fred Perry Subculture and many more noteable media outlets around the world. After successfully headlining the Manchester Ritz he got down to recording this third EP ‘Time To Make A Move ‘ at the legendary Hackney Road Studio with producer Shuta Shinoda (Ghost Poet ‘Shedding Skin’). The EP, released on April 14th looks set to establish Rum Thief as an artist to keep a close eye on throughout 2017.
“With razor sharp lyrics, bold melodies and raw, abrasive guitar playing, Rum Thief invokes the sound of Libertines and The Clash. Rum Thief is an all-round true talented gem as performer and songwriter – a refreshing respite in a world of manufactured chart bands. His gritty presence and style matches his fiery performance, with outward trepidation and discontent pouring out of the music with courage and resolve.”
Fred Perry Subculture
“The heart, mind, and soul of Jot Green tells his ability to transform basic guitar chord structures and personalise them with his sharp lyrical content and intensely expressive musical delivery. In Rum Thief Manchester surely has one of the biggest talents in the UK at the moment.”
Essentially Pop Magazine