Thursday 2nd December 2021
£40.00 - £55.00
Line-up: ASHTON JONES vocals; TREVOR JONES trombone; HARRY GREENE guitar; RJ SIMMONDS drums; MATT CARTER piano/keys; AARON O’CONNOR percussion BEN EPSTEIN bass; HENRY LAWRY trumpet; DAN CARPENTER, JAMES GARDINER-BATEMAN saxes
“Proudly carrying the spirit of James Brown and Tower of Power, Jones’ star quality and showmanship shine through” – SoulTracks.com
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.
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