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Singer/guitarist Jim Jones’s distinctive musical history has spanned several incarnations including The Jim Jones Revue, Black Moses and Thee Hypnotics.
The latest manifestation of his ever-evolving sonic vision, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind were in the studio recording a new collection of songs a mere five days after the Revue’s final sold out show at London’s Forum, setting course for darker musical waters in search of rare and exotic beasts.
“With his latest incarnation a hefty dose of voodoo has been stirred into the pot of Jones’ own particular sonic gumbo, and it’s a heady brew.” – The Arts Desk
“Jones is clearly in the business of thwarting expectations; no bad thing whenthe group are as good as this… It’s controlled chaos and The Righteous Mind deliver on all levels tonight” – Louder Than War
“Roll over the Revue, it’s time for The Righteous Mind” – MOJO
“Seductive, slow burn narco rock” – The Independent
“Channelling the moody atmospherics of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds… Boil Yer Blood ramps up the raunch with whisky-soured hellaciousness to spare” – Classic Rock
Expanding on the 1950s rock n roll influences of The Jim Jones Revue, The Righteous Mind has a darker, more cinematic sound incorporating psychedelia, country, blues and gospel, garnering favourable comparisons to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tom Waits and The Stooges.
Comparing the two bands, The Quietus wrote that ‘…while the Jim Jones Revue swan-dived into rock & roll’s primordial ooze with an unrestrained sense of glee and abandon, Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind is an exercise in intensity, dynamics and space that, while summoning up the feral excitement of the former outfit, delivers a satisfying and continuingly intriguing payload from a great height. This is less a case of being steamrollered and more of exploration, experimentation and execution.’ Record Collector also noted that ‘the Revue’s sleaze-billy holler isn’t abandoned so much as thickened on the riff’n’roll turmoil of his Righteous Mind debut’ declaring the record ‘ridiculously thrilling.’ Vive Le Rock magazine awarded the album a 10/10 rating, writing ‘There really aren’t enough superlatives to describe just how good ‘Super Natural’ is – you’ll be hard pushed to find anything near as perfect anywhere else all year’.
The band are:
Jim Jones – Vocals / Guitar
Gavin Jay – Electric Bass / Contrabass / B Vocals
Mal Troon – Guitar / Pedal Steel / B Vocals
Matt Millership – Piano / Organ / B Vocals
Supported by East Town Pirates
From smugglers dens along the East Suffolk coastline, through the punk dives and back bars of ye Olde Ipswich Towne they have come, armed to the teeth with infectious new tunes. East Town Pirates have been sharpening their hooks in raids on taverns and alehouses around East Anglia.
There be five aboard – Pirate Lords one and all…Rikki Rumoldew, Kutthroat Kev, Shameless Seamus, Rayna Terra and Sam Shackle.
Now regulars on the London circuit, the band have also recorded a BBC session and recently released their debut album.
Live shows have seen audiences turning up in full pirate attire and singing their hearts out to the ‘Voodoo pirate rock n roll’.
Get your ‘Arrrghs’ in gear, shake your booty, and join in the fun with the motliest of motley crews around.
Tickets are £10 in advance, available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays, closed bank holidays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). Also available on the door for £13 (if not sold out).