According to BBC Introducing Fuzzy Jones “is a West Yorkshire legend!” But not only that, she is an award winning, independent artist who crafts powerful, playful protest songs for the 21st Century.
Like many artists, Fuzzy doesn’t like labels, but some describe her music as Alt-Pop-Folk, depending on which of her songs you listen to, she’s certainly not a one track pony! Her music is a dynamic mix of genres, with kick ass vocals and lyrics.
With heroes like David Bowie, Serge Gainsbourg, Goldfrapp, Billie Holiday and Joni Mitchell no wonder she finds it hard to pigeonhole her music.
“I’m an activist, who is trying to change the world one song at a time. I wanna make people more aware of world issues like climate change, capitalism, mental health and inequality, in a fun and accessible way. Let’s do something, let’s change the world! Stuff makes me mad, so I write about it.”
Winner of ‘Best Song’ at the 2014 London Screenwriters’ Festival, Fuzzy’s beautiful song Swans was featured on the first crowdsourced feature film ’50 Kisses’.
Some lovely quotes…
“Fuzzy’s voice is like something you heard in a dream, truly original.” Corinne Bailey Rae
“You can never have too much Fuzzy!” Beth Orton
“Fuzzy Jones is a West Yorkshire legend!” Alan Raw (BBC Introducing)
“That was Fuzzy Jones, new and rather good!” Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music)
New EP Release – The Great Pause – OUT 26/06/20
Fuzzy’s new EP – The Great Pause is a playfully political cosmic folk pop treat for your ears! Hear the birth of her new ‘Electro-Glam-Folk’ sound – inspired by Lockdown 2020. Written, recorded and produced in Fuzzy’s makeshift home sofa-studio, in Leeds. This is a unique self-produced piece, that marks a strange moment in time – comfortable but, uncomfortable, a way of processing a crisis, of feeling a little less helpless, a 21st century cry! Hopefully it will bring you some calm in the chaos.
“What a great first [self-produced] EP. Sounds amazing!” (Ableton A&R)
“Click on the button below to follow me on Bandcamp”…
- Plastic Tide (2020)
For the ocean single release, recorded at The Woolpack Studios.
- This Ole Hammock (2018)
An instant classic, released by HA! Music. Recorded in Handmade Fletch’s kitchen with old pots and pans, one sunny afternoon in June.
- Medicine My Wine (2018)
A therapeutic release.
- Blue Jean (No.45) (2017)
A 7 inch vinyl release, with the haunting anti-love song, Perfume on the B-side. Recorded, produced and mixed at the wonderful ATA Studios by Neil Innes.All of my new releases are available on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer and other online platforms.
My 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.
Other Fuzzy Projects
I’m writing and illustrating a ukulele songbook for children and their parents, about climate change.
Awards and Residencies
Semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest in 2013 and 2017.
Building a studio called ATA
In 2007 I founded a band called Love of the Brave, with my former co-writer Neil Innes. We then went on to build an analogue studio in Leeds, which we named ATA (All Things Analogue). It’s now an ace record label run by Neil and Pete. Check out the link!
We housed vintage equipment from the 1960s and 1970s, plus an 1894 Beckstein piano, with no legs, which was rescued from a warehouse.
We built the studio on a shoe string and from this came our first set of studio recordings – a self-titled concept album, Love of the Brave. We recorded it on ex-Soviet Union microphones, discarded BBC tape and the same make and model of tape machine that ‘The White Album’ was recorded on. Wow!
In this sanctuary we 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 dropping by. Enjoy the music!
Peas and love,