Upbeat Grooves

Red Jackson are a rootsy rhythm & blues band from England, playing American music of the '30s-'50s: blues, boogie, and rock'n'roll.

Who Do We Think We Are?

Originally a trio, Red Jackson formed in 2005, combining the Smokestack front man, Phil Mills (guitars, vocals, harmonicas) with the Swamp Things rhythm section: Teej Osborne (upright bass) and Chicken King Schultz (drums). Since then we've worked together regularly, mainly around the South of England. We've played weddings, garden parties, vintage events (e.g. Rhythm Riot at Camber Sands; and Racecoast Rockin' in Finland), food events (e.g. BBC Good Food Festival), beer festivals, classic car shows and street parties. We've also recorded and released 4 CDs. Although we now work mainly as a guitar/bass duo, the trio with drummer is still available for bookings.

Photo by Geoff Dickinson.


Red Jackson: Windsor & Eton Brewery 23/11/2019


House Rent Boogie!

Our Fourth Album, recorded mixed and mastered by Jim Young at Sonofagun Studios in September 2014, and featuring the trio with Chicken-King Schultz on drums, is available in CD format from us at gigs and on the street.

Tracklist: House Rent Boogie · Goin'Away Baby · #9 Train · Help Me · I Ain't Drunk · 44 Blues · Sugar Gal · I'm a Rattlesnakin' Daddy · The Walk · Let the Good Times Roll

Watch this space for news of downloads.



Sat 15th February
Steam Town Brew Co, Eastleigh : Start 8:30pm : free
Sat 7th March
Steam Town Brew Co, Eastleigh : Start 8:30pm : free
Sat 2nd May
Steam Town Brew Co, Eastleigh : Start 8:30pm : free
Sat 23rd May
Windsor & Eton Brewery, Windsor : Start 6:30pm : free

Boulevardists for Hire!

We perform mainly in the street and at private events, so this list may look very slim at times. We'd be very happy to hear from you if you'd like us to perform at your public venue or private event.

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We are available for bookings.

No gig too small, no fee too big!