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PAUL JONES WINS EUROPEAN BLUES AWARD FOR BEST RADIO SHOW
Paul Jones has won the European Blues Award for Best Radio Show. The winners were announced at The Carlisle Blues Festival. For a complete list of winners visit the official website NEW ALBUM
Paul Jones is currently in Los Angeles recording the follow-up to his 2009 album Starting All Over Again. Songs originally recorded by artists ranging from Nat King Cole and Oscar Brown Jr. to the Temptations and the Chairmen Of The Board will be included. Paul is working with the same producer, Carla Olson, and the same band as he did on Starting All Over Again: Jake Andrews (guitars), Alvino Bennett (drums), Tony Marsico (bass guitar) and Mike Thompson (keyboards).
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PAUL JONES ON JOOLS HOLLAND - May 29, 2009
” If this is any indication of what's to follow, Jones's new start is impressive, indeed. Fans of tasty blues and R&B won't be disappointed and guitar freaks are going to love every tone-heavy lick from Andrews and Clapton. This is one to play first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Go get your groove on with the kind of soulful blues that you just don't hear enough of these days and, as New Orleans radio deejay the Black Pope used to say: "wear it out." - Michael Louis Albo, www.sonicboomers.com
” Starting All Over Again is a bluesy gem brimming with the finest in guest players.”
- Dave Stallard, www.honesttune.com
”Cool and relaxed blues and soul designed for intimate clubs.”
- Jörgen Holmstedt, Nostalgia SE
“He is actually one of the best and most personal voices from the English beat period.”
- Staffan Westfal, Västerbottens-Kuriren SE
“He is doing it with style and class.”
- Dennis Andrsson, Barometern SE
“This is an altogether splendid blues record with elements of crooner jazz.”
- Henrik Lindén, Red Hot Rock SE
”This is a small pearl for us that like British blues.”
- Mats Palmquist, Lira SE
Paul was the original front-man with the group Manfred Mann, and co-composer of the signature tune for Ready, Steady, Go! He was at the forefront of the 60s pop revolution, with million-selling records alongside the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Animals. Nowadays he shares the lead with Mike D'Abo in The Manfreds - along with most of the original members of Manfred Mann - touring extensively both in the UK and abroad. Dates can be found on The Manfreds' website.
In 1966 he turned to acting, first in films and television, and then on stage. His films include Privilege and The Committee. His television credits include Z Cars, Space 1999 and The Sweeney. In the 80s he hosted Weekend for Granada and A Plus 4 on Channel Four. More recently he starred in four series of the children's favourite, Uncle Jack. At the Royal National Theatre he starred in The Beggar's Opera and Guys And Dolls, and for the RSC, Kiss Me Kate. Other West End shows include Conduct Unbecoming (also on Broadway), Cats, and Pump Boys and Dinettes. He has worked with directors such as Sir Richard Eyre, Peter Gill and Toby Robertson. His numerous gold albums include one for the original recording of Evita.
In 1979 he founded The Blues Band, which helped kick start another boom in Blues music. The band has now recorded "about 17 albums, not counting compilations and repackagings"; details and dates can be found on The Blues Band's website. On radio, he worked for five years on the BBC's World Service, and has broadcast on all five BBC Radio networks as musician, DJ, actor, critic and Desert Island Discs castaway; he also contributed a set of questions to Mastermind.
Paul is the President of the The National Harmonica League and he has recorded with a range of artists including Tina Turner, Percy Sledge, Memphis Slim, Katie Melua and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has written and/or played music for films, TV programmes and commercials, and his songs have been recorded by a varied bunch, including early Steppenwolf, Helen Shapiro and Ten Years After.
Paul was a BASCA Gold Badge-winner in 1996. He is a Doctor of Music (University Of Portsmouth) and in 2001 received the famous red book for This Is Your Life.