“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.
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. “Her music is cool, effortless and catchy.” (Heather Peace – Diva Magazine)
She 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!
Solo Discography –
- (2016) Junk Shop Folk EP – lovingly and humbly crafted in Handmade Fletch’s kitchen; with the help of some pots and pans.
- (2017) Blue Jean (No.45) – a 7inch single vinyl release – recorded, produced and mixed at the wonderful analogue sanctuary ATA Studios, by Neil Innes.
Blue Jean (No.45) & Junk Shop Folk EP are available from Fuzzy’s STORE.
Fuzzy’s music has been played on Stuart Maconie’s ‘Freak Zone’, Gideon Coe -BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Leeds, York, Manchester & Lincolnshire, Radio DIVA, Folk Radio UK, East Leeds FM and many more.
In late 2017 Fuzzy was busy releasing her latest tune, Blue Jean (No. 45) to critical acclaim:
“Blue Jean” is catchy as hell, and the b-side “Perfume” is pretty fine too. One to watch.” (The Arts Desk)
“It is absolutely incredible! You can hear a wealth of influences and experiences…coming from the musical mind of someone with you can tell really loves music. The vocal performance, the composition, the arrangement, everything about it is absolutely perfect. I’m treasuring it forever!” Cameron Robson (BBC Introducing)
New projects include a ukulele song book for children (and their parents!), fully illustrated by Fuzzy herself…
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 Contest in 2013 and 2017.
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.
For more info on Love of the Brave go to Projects.
Thanks for reading.
Peas and love,