FUZZY JONES NEW SINGLE – BLUE JEAN (NO. 45) – OUT NOW!
“Fuzzy’s voice is like something you heard in a dream, truly original.”
Corinne Bailey Rae
“That was Fuzzy Jones, new and rather good!” Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music)
Fuzzy Jones is an award winning singer-songwriter and ‘queen of Junk Shop Folk’ based in Leeds, UK. She conjures up vivid urban tales of the everyday. Her lyrics draw you in around melamine tables, of kitsch faded orange cafes. “Her music is cool, effortless and catchy.”
Fuzzy likes to describe her music as “a tea party with Joni Mitchell and David Bowie, where Burt Bacharach occasionally pops by for a coffee.” Fuzzy is influenced by 1960s and 70s musicians, like Grace Slick, Julie Driscoll, David Bowie, Serge Gainsbourg, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Nancy Priddy, Jimmy Webb, Scott Walker and Dusty Springfield. She also loves, Jazz greats like Billie Holiday and is often listening to the chamber pop and alt-folk artists of now, like Dawn Landes, St Vincent, and Father John Misty. Her guilty pleasure is Barbra Streisand – but shhhh, don’t tell anyone!
Last year she released her Junk Shop Folk EP, which had been lovingly and humbly crafted in Handmade Fletch’s kitchen; with the help of some pots and pans. You can download or order a copy of the EP from Fuzzy’s STORE. Fuzzy has just released her new single Blue Jean (No.45) which was recorded, produced and mixed at the wonderful analogue sanctuary ATA Studios, by Neil Innes. You can buy it on 7inch vinyl from Fuzzy’s STORE.
Fuzzy’s music has been played on Stuart Maconie’s ‘Freak Zone’, Gideon Coe, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Leeds, York, Manchester & Lincolnshire, BBC Introducing, Radio DIVA, Chapel FM and many other online shows.
Her awards include ‘Best Song’ at London Screenwriters’ Festival in February 2014, for her song ‘Swans’, which was featured in the first crowdsourced feature film, ’50 Kisses’. She was also a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition 2013.
Building a studio called ATA
In 2007 she and her former co-writer Neil Innes formed a band called Love of the Brave. With some fellow musicians, they built an analogue studio in Headingley, which they named ATA (All Things Analogue). This housed vintage equipment from the 1960s and 1970s plus an 1894 Beckstein piano, with no legs, rescued from a warehouse.
The studio was built on a shoe string and out of this came our first set of studio recordings – a self-titled concept album, Love of the Brave – recorded on ex-Soviet Union microphones, discarded BBC tape and the same make and model of tape machine as The White Album was recorded on.
In this sanctuary they wrote and recorded a catalogue of music ranging from Funk-Rock to Psychedelic Folk and regularly gigged throughout Leeds and Manchester, also playing at Lime Tree Festival and on Look North.
For more info on Love of the Brave go to Projects.
Please get in touch and say hello!