Observing the desire amongst many audience members to dance and carry on partying at his Meet Loaf tribute shows, Terry began to experiment with alternative ways of extending the sets. He successfully added Soul and Blues songs, as the audiences just kept on dancing and singing. This became such a regular feature of his shows that venue managers began to ask him to create a full Blues Brothers tribute.
With only ‘106 miles to Chicago’, and The Rock Garden London, when it was ‘dark’ and he was ‘wearing sunglasses’, Terry donned the black suit and Trilby, and Jake Blues 2 was born.
Terry searched high and low, auditioning many singers. He was ‘…on a mission from God’ for the lost brother “Elwood”. He found him in John Iles, an entertainer in his own right who had recently returned from a ‘tour of Europe, Scandinavia and the sub-continent’. John, a superb vocal impressionist, has played “Elwood Blues” amongst other characters, working extensively across the UK and Europe. Well observed vocal characterisation and Physical Theatre are John’s specialities. They make an intuitive and entertaining team.