Following in the footsteps of Liverpool’s greatest musicians, Gary Edward Jones, the craftsman with a passion for music is taking the city by storm and introduces his carefully crafted debut album.
After sold out gigs throughout Merseyside, Chester and The Midlands, Gary Edward Jones launches his forthcoming album,The Cabinet Maker at the city’s historic Concert Room at St George’s Hall on Saturday 15 November.
The Cabinet Maker is a biographical album, honest, heart-felt and emotionally charged, filled with soaring melodies. Nine, well-crafted songs represent just a small part of Gary’s repertoire. The Cabinet Maker reflects the experiences from his life and the lives of those closest to him. Following folk’s tradition of telling personal tales, which tap into humanity’s shared experience.
Songwriter and musician Gary Edward Jones said “I write songs that I would like to listen to myself and collaborating with other talented musicians on the album has only enhanced the emotion, sensitivity and passion in my music. I am proud to showcase the full band at St Georges Hall which promises to be an intimate and magical experience“.
Gary met guitarist, Skeet Williams, in a friend’s caravan at Chester Folk Festival and the synergy between them was instantly recognised then together with Gary’s good friend and sound engineer, Gareth Dubbeling, they recorded a pre-production album in Gary’s back room which received positive feedback from trusted ears in the industry and friends alike. They joined forces with Oscar South and Daniel J. Logan and the backbone of the album formed.
Gary’s talent as a producer lies in encouraging creativity and sensitivity from his band members, and providing the necessary structure to allow moments for each musician to really shine.
They recorded the album at Orchard Studios in Crewe and The Batcave in Liverpool. Russell Cottier mixed and mastered the album, working with Gary to exacting standards and paying great attention to detail. The brief was always to allow the guitars and vocals to entwine making a rich, warm, sound that would be easy to listen to; an objective most definitely achieved.
It was imperative that the album had the kind of backing vocals that Gary was brought up on such as Fleetwood Mac or Motown. Elizabeth Kearney and Kellyann Lea of ‘Grace and Danger’ delivered the goods in virtually one take.
Listen to a taster of The Cabinet Maker by Gary Edward Jones here soundcloud.com/garyedwardjones
On the night support will come from Liverpool Music Award nominee and Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge judge Robert Vincent www.robertvincent.com and guitarist Jim Bazley.
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for this show. All you need to do to enter is to answer the following question correctly.
The Cabinet Maker was recorded in Liverpool and which other town?
We don’t want to give anything away, but you might just find the answer on Gary’s website.
UPDATE – This competition is now closed. Congratulations to Abigail Green who won the tickets with the correct answer ‘Crewe’.
GARY EDWARD JONES –
THE CABINET MAKER
Saturday 15 November 2014
Tickets: £10 (No Booking Fees)
St Georges Hall Concert Room
St George’s Plateau
HOW TO BOOK:
The Cabinet Maker Album Launch tickets are available from Gary Edward Jones website:www.garyedwardjones.com. Or via TicketQuarter: 0844 8000 410, online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or in person at TicketQuarter, Queens Square, Liverpool. No Booking Fee
Preview: Gary Edward Jones Album Launch – Saturday 15th November 2014
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