Jawbone are a new and exciting London-based four-piece band. They self-release their eponymous debut album on Friday 9th November 2018.
Beginning as a collaboration between established solo artists Paddy Milner (keyboards, vocals) and Marcus Bonfanti (guitar, vocals), the band was soon joined by the renowned rhythm section of Rex Horan (bass, vocals) and Evan Jenkins (drums, percussion), Jawbone has quickly become a band with a unique sound focused on delivering strong songs.
Each member of Jawbone is a respected musician in the industry. They have played with everyone from Tom Jones, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ten Years After, Van Morrison Robert Plant, Dave Gilmour, Seth Lakeman, Cliff Richard, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood, Shuggie Otis, Laura Marling, James Hunter, Phil Manzanera, Garth Hudson, Jimmy Carl Black and many more.
In January 2018, Jawbone were chosen to back Eric Clapton, Van Morrison & Tom Jones at Paul Jones’ legendary charity show at G-Live in Guildford, gaining rave reviews from the artists involved and the sell-out audience alike.
Jawbone pride themselves in their lack of compromise, from the writing and recording processes, through to album artwork. The initial writing sessions between Bonfanti and Milner took place at Paddy’s house in North London where the two forged the songs that would eventually make up this debut album.
Named after a song taken from The Band’s self-titled 1969 second album, Jawbone tracked all the songs live as a four piece with minimal overdubs at London’s State of The Ark Studio using the famous EMI desk originally installed in the Pathé Marconistudios in Paris. Final touches were added at Marcus’ brothers North London studio where his collection of vintage synthesisers and micro-phones helped the band finalise their ideas.
The record was mixed in New Zealand by Nick Portman and mastered in Devon by Star Delta with a final bounce to tape to add that warmth that is missing from so many records today. The album was additionally mastered for vinyl to ensure both the digital and analogue versions sounded as good as possible.
The distinctive voices of Paddy Milner and Marcus Bonfanti compliment and contrast throughout the songs as they share lead vocal duties on the album. Rex Horan’s searing falsetto vocals create the three-part harmony that has become a hallmark of the Jawbone sound.
Read more about Jawbone’s debut album at www.noblepr.co.uk/press-releases/jawbone/debut-album-september-uk-tour.htm
JAWBONE–SEPTEMBER 2018 UK TOUR
The Stables, Milton Keynes – Thursday 6th September 2018
The Flowerpot, Derby – Friday 7th September 2018
Millport Country Music Festival, Scotland – Sunday 9th September 2018
O2 Academy 2 Islington, London – Wednesday 12th September 2018
Arlington Arts, Newbury – Thursday 13th September 2018
Chichester Inn, Chichester – Saturday 15th September 2018
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR
10/10/2018 – Divadlo, Kolín, Czech Republic
11/10/2018 – Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
13/10/2018 – Jazzclub, Teplice, Czech Republic
15/10/2018 – Knihovna, Most, Czech Republic
16/10/2018 – Pivarium, Zatec, Czech Republic
17/10/2018 – Stará pekárna, Brno, Czech Republic
18/10/2018 – Prerov, Czech Republic
19/10/2018 – Jih, Ostrava, Czech Republic
20/10/2018 – Bounty, Olomouc, Czech Republic
22/10/2018 – Valasske Meririci, Czech Republic
23/10/2018 – Vyskov, Czech Republic
24/10/2018 – Boskovice, Czech Republic
02/11/2018 – Sala X, Seville, Spain
03/11/2018 – Teatro, Don Benito, Spain
04/11/2018 – Zagal, Aldeamayor, Spain
06/11/2018 – Sala Berlin, Madrid, Spain
07/11/2018 – La Iguana, Vigo, Spain
08/11/2018 – Almacen Little Bobby, Santander, Spain
09/11/2018 – Udazkenablues, Buried, Spain
10/11/2018 – Lleida, Spain
11/11/2018 – Eibar, Spain