ALONG CAME JONES!
JIM JONES is back with a new band and dates in the New Year.
The charismatic frontman of THEE HYPNOTICS, BLACK MOSES, THE JIM JONES REVUE and JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND now presents us with THE JIM JONES ALL STARS.
Featuring longstanding bassist Gavin Jay, plus original Revue keyboard-player Eilliott Mortimer, the rest of the band includes Carlton Mounsher, singer Ali Jones, drummer Chris Ellul and the three-way sax attack of Stuart Dace, Chuchi Malapersona and Tom Hodges.
“The whole COVID/Brexit problem just made it impossible to continue with The Righteous Mind, but with various live offers and opportunities still coming in I had to come up with something, or else just go insane,” explains Jones. “Necessity, being the mother of invention, surprised us all when she delivered a healthy, heavyweight, blue-eyed amalgam of incendiary ramalama soul.
“It’s a pleasure to have that much horn going on, as it allows me to plunge into the succulent, dark meat of the low-down, greasy, chitlin’ groove – that’s where all the flavour is!,” he continues. “There’s a whole new planet of killer songs and I’m landing on it now and preparing to plant my freak flag. And on top of that, we’re going to be deep-frying à la carte from my entire back catalogue. This is the gig you’ve been waiting for!”
25 Feb – London, The Lexington
26 Feb – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
27 Feb – Leighton Buzzard, The Crooked Crow
12 Mar – Bedford, Esquires
More dates to follow…
Pic by Jeff Pitcher