The Ashton Jones Project

The Ashton Jones Project

The Ashton Jones Project

Selected performance:
Thursday 2nd December

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Line-up: ASHTON JONES vocals; TREVOR JONES trombone; HARRY GREENE guitar; RJ SIMMONDS drums; MATT CARTER piano/keys; AARON O’CONNOR percussion SETH TACKABERRY bass; HENRY LAWRY trumpet; DAN CARPENTER, PAUL BOOTH saxes

“Proudly carrying the spirit of James Brown and Tower of Power, Jones’ star quality and showmanship shine through” – SoulTracks.com

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Ashton Jones is a rising star of soul and funk music who has cemented his reputation as one of the country’s freshest and most talented performers. Championed early-on by BBC Radio 2, Craig Charles and BBC 6 Music, his band: The Ashton Jones Project is rapidly becoming known for their vibrant and dynamic live performances, drawing influence from James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Rick James and Prince.

With a throwback style rarely seen across the pond, The Ashton Jones Project deliver soulful melodies, gritty funk and sparks of falsetto with an audience captivating brand of energy, flair and musicianship.

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Following on from the success of their self titled debut EP, the group released their hotly anticipated first album ‘Toast’, a contemporary interpretation of funk and soul music, described by Vanguard Magazine "as if Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder worked together and got Prince in for a guest-spot". The album was added to the ‘All Funked Up’ Official Playlist by Spotify Editorial and has accumulated over half a million streams to date. Craig Charles called the release “phenomenal”.

After appearing as frontman for Pete Ray Biggin’s PBUG, Ashton Jones makes his headline debut at Ronnie Scott’s for a night of energetic funk and soul with his group The Ashton Jones Project.

"One of the rowdiest, sweatiest and most exuberant sold-out nights this place has seen. With electrical jump leads attached, this human dynamo could power a medium-sized town. He has an eye-popping vocal range, a hard-grooving band and has just published an album of his own with some dangerously dance-able original tunes.” – London Jazz News

“An incredible band, with incredible energy and musicianship” – Angelle Joseph, BBC Introducing

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