Jack in a Barrel are a seven piece acapella group based in Bedfordshire, England. They perform a range of traditional and 'traditional sounding' songs, from standards like John Ball to more reflective numbers such as John Tams’ Devonshire Carol, taking in the odd sea shanty and music hall number along the way.
Acapella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson have certainly been a stylistic influence and the songs of Peter Bellamy feature significantly in JIAB's repertoire.
They weave a rich musical tapestry with multi part harmonies and sophisticated arrangements. They can create an exhilarating wall of sound, but they are equally at home with the dynamics of more subtle material.