The Jellycats are a female fronted ska/punk/pop/rock band from Essex consisting of Emma on vocals, Ollie on Guitar, Rob on Bass and Stu on Drums. Emma and Ollie had been writing songs together for some time and it seemed only natural to form a band, so in 2010 together with Ollie’s brother Stu on the drums, The Jellycats were formed. 2010 saw them go through 6 bass players!! ....all of whom dropped out because apparently "no one wants to play the bass....!!" (Queue bass player jokes!!) But in early 2011 they finally found a fellow local musician who didn't share this view, had his own bass guitar, and apparently earned "a shit load" at Sainsbury’s. He went by the name of "Jonson" (Rob) and so the journey began.... The Jellycats influences come from bands such as Madness, Blink 182, Less Than Jake, No Doubt and The Specials, but they are also influenced by TV shows like The Mighty Boosh and The I.T. Crowd, and hit 90's show Man O Man. Through 2011 they played many gigs anywhere and everywhere they could to gain experience and begin to build a fan base; every band should play at least one venue where your shoes stick to the floor and the toilets smell like sick and shame! As well as playing back street venues that your mate Dave told you to play because he knew a guy who knew a guy who owned a cat which saw a bus that once stopped outside it, they also got to play a few amazing festivals including Download, Slam Dunk and Hevy and support a few famous folk such as Blink 182, Bad Manners, [spunge] and The Specials Neville Staple along the way. Their live show is described as bouncy, energetic and fun, and their sound has been described as unique, with catchy hooks and uplifting melodies.... however, as they come from Essex they just call it "music, innit!" Now feeling ready to take another baby step, 2012 is holding a lot of promise for The Jellycats. Where it leads only time will tell, however Rob needs money to frame his impressive stamp collection, so fingers crossed for that!