A Blues Brothers tribute has been filling the streets with music from his famous blues mobile replica amid corona virus lock down.

Bill Eccles aka ‘Joilet Jake Blues’ has been driving around the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas putting a smile on local communities faces.

Photo Credit: Normanton Lodge Care Home, South Normanton

Local care homes have enjoyed visits from the ‘Blues Mobile’, singing along to songs like the well-known “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, to uplift spirits and bring positive energy in these uncertain times.

“Fantastic made our day”
-Local member of community

Communities have taken to facebook and other social media to praise and thank the kind act, comments include:

“Fantastic made our day a few tears , but our beautiful family members where laughing and blowing kisses , what a wonderful man , thankyou 

“Keep up the good work. You are making an unbearable time easier to deal with. Made my day seeing you xx”

Video Credit: Normanton Lodge, South Normanton

For those who aren’t able to experience the Blues Mobile Care Home Tour first-hand, Bill is also live-streaming daily on his face book page for all to see.


Bill’s motive behind these tours is to spread positivity, he says “I got the blues mobile out, and just go round Nottingham putting a smile on people’s faces”.