Joseph J. Jones
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Following on from the release of his debut single ‘The Video’ last year, Joseph J. Jones released his new EP ‘Hurricane’ on September 15th on Communion Records. The four track EP features rousing lead single ‘Whisper to a Hurricane’ and three new songs, ‘The Dirt’, ‘Face The Night’ and ‘Stay’. Demonstrating Jones’ powerful soulful vocal and songwriting prowess.
Residing out of Hornchurch, Essex from a family with both a strong pugilist history (his father an ABA champion) and musical heritage (his grandfather was a jazz guitarist with the BBC), 23 year-old Joseph J. Jones sings beautifully emotive songs that open up a window into his life.
Signed to Communion Records (Bear’s Den, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Michael Kiwanuka) and inspired by Johnny Cash, Chet Baker, Kanye West and West Ham United; Joseph J. Jones has spent the last year collaborating with writer / producer Richard Frenneaux.
Uncompromising and gifted with an incredible voice, JJ.J’s work is both intimate and soulful.
Last summer saw Joseph J. Jones play myriad festival and support dates including: The Great Escape, Bushstock, Boardmasters and more.
"Artful songwriting that packs a hefty punch, his music has a real sense of depth but is delivered with a romantic edge.” - CLASH
“Jones' soulfully stunning vocal delivery is the star of the show, etched with a deep growl that's simply divine” - The 405
"A soulful growl, an intimate piano arrangement - the first few seconds of The Video set the tone for Joseph J. Jones' magnificent debut single. Sounding like he's had to deal with a few punches in his life, Joseph combines Hozier's blues with Sam Smith's tenderness." - Disco Naïveté
"A Guy Ritchie character who's also super poetic and makes beautiful music." - Buzzfeed's Social Media Editor
"The haunting song is bolstered by the sepia-tinged clip. But the real star is Jones' soulful growl, which soars over stark piano chords." - Last.fm