THE 3RD ALBUM IS ON IT'S WAY - DUE 26.07.19

THE PREVIOUS RELEASES

The past few years have been interesting musically. I've been back and forth with ideas for my 3rd album (2nd solo album).

My debut album 'Reborn' came about when I was looking for a new musical path by adding a little chaos to my relatively calm life. This release allowed me to explore new ideas and concepts, almost pushing me to blood, sweat and tears.

Arranging songs that I grew up with for the 'Momento' EP was really enjoyable. The second album was a collaboration with Daryl Kellie, an awesome guitarist. Together we spent 5-days writing this fingerstyle-folk release on Daryl's narrow boat and in 5 days, followed by recording the complete work within 24 hours, just a fortnight later. This satisfying, stress-free process spurred me on towards the next few singles' Lost at Sea', 'Wicked Game' and 'Mr Writer' and my next album.....

THE PRESENT

'ANNUAL' - A 12-TRACK SOLO GUITAR CONCEPT LP

Life has moved on, I'm now six years into fatherhood, and life is incredibly busy. Ironically I've recently been searching for calm in my musical journey!! It wasn't until I acquired a ToneWood Amp in late 2018 that enabled me to transport my mind to another place where new material started to emerge. 

These solo guitar pieces (although there are a few collaborations in there) have now come to life in a new album I've named 'Annual'. A new year begins and time rushes by, but composing an album with a track for each unit of time, would, I felt, be a novel way of looking at it. At the start of each month, when the new calendar page is turned, an original photograph or piece of art is revealed.

Along with some mellow pieces, there are a few upbeat, qwerky and complex pieces i've thoroughly enjoyed putting together.

THE INS AND OUTS

INFLUENCES, STYLES AND PRODUCTION.

These past few years I've been influenced by the likes of Ludovico Einaudi, Declan Zapala, Maneli Jamal and Will McNicol. And although I won't be emulating their technical and progressive wizardry, the heart of their tracks has inspired me to play within my abilities rather than pushing through new boundaries.

Tunings such as Open C and D and the classic DADGAD are prominent throughout and there will glimpses of folk, classical and fingerstyle. I'm excited to be teaming up with ToneWood Amp for this release and will be recording the whole thing with this amazing device. I will be recording the majority of 'Annual' at home with my Custom Cole Clark Angel 2 and ToneWood Amp, along with a few tracks with my Ortega Stage Series. The album will be released in late July. I'm also stoked to be teaming up with Declan Zapala again who will producing this record. You can hear his magic production on 'Momento' and my latest singles. 

YOUR SUPPORT!

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

I've always found working on a project with a team of people is much more satisfying than going solo. Previously, I have tried using a crowdfunding platform to emulate this team effect, but, to be honest, I really didn't enjoy it. The constant pressure of chasing money left me feeling very deflated and it took away from the fun process of carving out and creating the album. I'm sure most artists don't really enjoy sending out messages to fans reminding them to buy their album! 

That's why I'm trying a different approach via this page. It's be enjoyable putting this page together and I'm excited to show you all what I've come up with.

If you're a fan of solo guitar music that's more medicine for the mind than it is challenging, then 'Annual' will be a very nice addition to your music collection. So if you enjoy it, please spread the word!

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY BELOW - DUE 26.07.19!

Annual (LP)

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Pre-order Jon's upcoming 12-track concept solo guitar album about a calendar. Each track represents a month of the year.

  1. January (The Morning Still)
  2. February (Clock Room ft. Amrit Sond)
  3. March (Brescia)
  4. April (Reminiscent Rain)
  5. May (Night Owl)
  6. June (Sarah)
  7. July (Daybreak)
  8. August (The Night is Young)
  9. September (E, W & F)
  10. October (Layered Beings ft. Sarah Hart)
  11. November (Lion)
  12. December (Transition)

Expected release: July 26, 2019

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Reminiscent Rain (Single)

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Reminiscent Rain is a solo guitar piece from my upcoming 3rd album 'Annual'. The piece is about a rainstorm with chimes, percussive taps and melodic that mimick rain hitting rooftops and gutters. The track builds to a short thunderstorm in the middle and then tails off. A lot of my memories are from rainy weather here in the UK, so it was only fitting I'd write a piece about. The track will be called April (aka. April showers) for the album (below) due out 27.07.19.

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