A regular mainstay of the Liverpool scene, for over 20 years, Edgar Jones returns in 2017 with a’ new record. ‘The Song of Day and Night’ is released on Skeleton Key Records on Friday 14th April 2017.
Already being lauded by those lucky enough to hear it as his best work since 2005’s seminal ‘Soothing Music for Stray Cats’, touted by Noel Gallagher as his favourite album that year – “It bent my head man”, he stated in an Observer interview.
This time out he draws influence from his big love of 60’s stateside soul music labels both North and South. He shows great prowess in both the writing and performance necessary to pull this kind of record off, singing all & playing 90% of the parts himself.
Edgar’s was first introduced to the Liverpool scene as Ian McCulloch’s (Echo and the Bunnymen) bassist aged only 18, leaving to form his own group the much loved scouse psychedelic group the Stairs whose debut LP ‘Mexican R’n’B’ is now a rare and collectable item.
From there on, a bona-fide bass guitarist, Edgar’s skills have been called upon by many including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Cherry Ghost and Love. Alongside this he has led his own groups, highlighting his love of rhythm and blues and soul music, which have always been a delight to witness. The release of the record will see him embark on a national tour with his 4-piece band presented by Skeleton Key and also featuring label mates Sundowners.
The list of dates with the Sundowners is as follows:
25th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
26th Newcastle, Think Tank
28th Barnsley, Opium 10
29th Manchester, Jimmy’s Bar
1st London, The Lexington
3rd Brighton, Sticky Mikes
4th Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
5th Sheffield, The Rocking Chair
7th Glasgow, King Tuts