Music Is A Mission

To content | To menu | To search

Jono McCleery - Tomorrow - out on Ninja Tune



Jono McCleery Tomorrow
Jono McCleery - Tomorrow
(single) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS261, 2010-08-02

Tomorrow is the first single from Jono McCleery, a London based solo artist, who recently signed to Ninja Tune. He completed his 1st album Darkest Light independently in 2008 which was self-produced and funded by his fans, including folk-star Vashti Bunyan and BBC radio DJs Tom Robinson and Fiona Talkington. He collaborated with the Part Time Heroes on their debut album Meanwhile and is about to release a new album on Ninja Tune with electro producer Fybe.

Jono McCleery Tomorrow
Jono McCleery - Tomorrow
(Download) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS261, 2010-08-02

Tracklisting :
01. Tomorrow (Radio Edit)
02. Alive Again

Links :
jonomccleery.com
myspace.com/jonomccleery
ninjatune.net

Short biography :
Jono McCleery is a London based solo artist, who recently signed to Ninja Tune. He completed his 1st album 'Darkest Light' independently in 2008 which was self-produced and funded by his fans, including folk-star Vashti Bunyan and BBC radio DJs Tom Robinson and Fiona Talkington. He collaborated with The Part Time Heroes on their debut album Meanwhile and is about to release a new album on Ninja Tune with electro producer Fybe.

He has toured with and played along side artists such as Fink, Little Dragon, Carleen Anderson, Portico Quartet, Tony Joe White, Tricky, Newton Faulkner and sites his main influences as Gil Scott Heron, Nick Drake, Bill Withers, John Martyn, Terry Callier, Jeff Buckley and John Coltrane.

Press Release :
"It's like Richie Havens meets Joni Mitchell meets Holy F**k!" – Fink

Please welcome new Ninja signing Jono McCleery, a man whose voice has been compared – with good reason – to the likes of John Martyn, Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley. McCleery self-produced and self-released his first album in 2008, the funding coming from donations from his fans, including such high profile names as Vashti Bunyan (who will appear on the forthcoming album) and BBC radio DJs Tom Robinson and Fiona Talkington. Whilst legendary folk-rock/jazz bassist Danny Thompson is a vocal supporter of Jono. For his new record he has collaborated throughout with electronic producer Fybe, and arranger, Matt Kelly.

The first fruits of this collaboration can be heard on "Tomorrow," where Jono's sumptuous voice is run up against plucked classical guitar and double bass (which he also plays), harp, strings and the subtlest of programmed percussion. The balance between the organic and the digital is pitch perfect, effortlessly maintained. It reveals McCleery to be not merely in possession of a great voice, but a great talent as a songwriter and musician. The impression is reinforced by "Alive Again," a song of understated yearning that sucks you into its world and holds you there until its last, fading notes.

It's not really Jono's way to shout about how great he is; he just focuses on making quality music, full of real soul and commitment.
Djouls

Djouls

Stay informed of all things Paris DJs and beyond thanks to our Twitter news

Brother EDEN Douglas Brother EDEN Douglas ·  11 July 2010, 18:13

Finally, the world will experience all that is JONO. An old-soul in a vibrant, unlikely vessel, poised to bless, inspire and elevate the world with his deeply heartfelt lyrics and moodful voice.


You might also like

The Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say

The Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say (CD/LP, Daptone, 2016)

An instant classic, this fantastic reggae-rocksteady album strives directly for legendary status. It's the first album from The Frightnrs, a Brooklyn band signed on the Daptone label, but it'll also be the last one, alas. Dan Klein, the singer with the magical tone, died from ALS last june. Produced...
Venezuela 70 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth - Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s

Venezuela 70 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth - Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s (CD/2LP, Soul Jazz, 2016)

English label Soul Jazz Records released this summer a collection of experimental rock recorded in Venezuela in the 1970s, at a time when oil was flowing in abundance and consequently culture rather well subsidized. However, this music had never really got out of the country until now, it's really a...