Friday, March 22, 2013

Wales' JP Jones makes solo debut in April

JP aka JP Jones formerly of UK pop group Grace and JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys (a collaborative effort with then romantic interest Chrissie Hynde), is gearing up for the release of his first solo effort Son of Jack.

Produced by Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave’s Grinderman), it is a lush, soulful love letter to his Welsh hometown on the eve of a homecoming. Special guest Hynde appears on the wistful track “Fancy Man.”

JP will perform solo opening for The Proclaimers soon (dates below). Son of Jack will be released on 429 Records on April 9.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, JP has funneled his deep love of his home, family and the loss of his father into his first solo endeavor. The palpable sense of longing is conveyed in a both contemplative and effusive manner over the course of thirteen evocative compositions.

Says JP “I feel so proud to release my first solo record in honour of my father Jack. Making the album has been an up and down journey mixed with the madness, sadness and the good times. An experience I’ll never forget and shall cherish forever.”

Track Listing:

1) Hands on Heart
2) Big Heart
3) The Reason
4) Home
5) Fancy Man (with Chrissie Hynde)
6) Joy
7) Jackson
8) Rooks Cawed Rawly
9) Portobello
10) Kathy
11) The Black Side
12) Tulips
13) Mice & Spiders

Confirmed U.S. Dates (w/ The Proclaimers):

4/11 Brooklyn, NY Bell House
4/12 New York, NY City Winery SOLD OUT
4/13 Natick , MA The Center for the Arts Natick
4/15 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
4/16 Alexandria, Va Birchmere
4/18 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
4/19 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
4/20 Chicago, IL City Winery
4/22 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
4/23 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
4/24 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
4/26 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
4/27 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s SOLD OUT
4/28 San Diego, CA Anthology

To view JP's Video for "The Reason"

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