John Wardle originally met John Lydon, John Grey and Sid Vicious at Kingsway College, London, in 1973. It was Vicious who originally nicknamed John "Jah Wobble" after a drunken binge, and who would also loan him his first bass guitar.
During the heyday of punk rock in the mid to late 70s, Wardle earned himself the reputation of being something of a wildman. His original introduction to the bass stemmed from his long-term obsession with dub reggae music. Combined with the D.I.Y. punk ethos, Wardle embraced punk and reggae, and in the process, created an original rock/reggae hybrid of his own.
After discovering his fascination with the bass guitar, Lydon asked Wardle to join Public Image Limited (aka PiL) during the spring of 1978. Wardle's distinctive 'low end' bass immediately put PiL on the map and became the backbone of the band.
In early 2012 Jah Wobble briefly reunited with his old Pil sparring partner Keith Levine to perform 'Metal Box In Dub'. They played various European venues as well as Fuji Rock festival in July 2012. This was followed by the release of a four-song, eponymous EP. An album entitled Yin & Yang was released in November 2012.
Wobble has also collaborated with the British ambient group Marconi Union, the results of which were released as an album called Anomic on 30 Hertz records in June 2013. In October 2013, 30 Hertz Records released 'Odds & Sods & Epilogues' an illustrated book/CD of Jah Wobble's poetry.
In 2015 Cherry Red Records released 'Redux' a sumptuous 6 CD box set that spans nearly four decades of Wobble's music. It includes new tracks 'Merry Go Round' and 'Let's Go Psycho'.
In May 2015 Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart embarked on an extensive six month UK tour.
On July 29th 2016 Jah Wobble And The Invaders Of The Heart release their new album Everything Is No Thing.
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