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Tinker Jack is an English alternative country/indie rock band from Bedford, England formed in 2007 by David Litchfield, Beccy Solesbury, Gareth King and David Copperwheat. They have received radio airplay on BBC Radio 2's Steve Lamacq Show, BBC Radio Wales Amy Wadge show, BBC Introducing and on New York International Radio.

Their style has often been described as a cross between Arcade Fire and Fleetwood Mac. Tinker Jack have supported The Electric Soft Machine, Dianna Jones, The Leisure Society and Au Revior Simone as well as headlining their own shows around Bedfordshire U.K.

Tinker Jack released their debut self-titled EP in 2009.

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