JAWBONE is an exciting new rock ‘n’ roll quartet based in London, UK.
They release their self-titled debut album on Friday, November 9, 2018
Beginning as a collaboration between the established soloists Paddy Milner (keyboards, vocals) and Marcus Bonfanti (guitar, vocals) the founder members of JAWBONE were soon joined by rhythm-makers Rex Horan (bass, vocals) and Evan Jenkins (drums, percussion) and quickly developed a unique band sound.
Each member of JAWBONE is a respected musician in the industry. They have played with everyone, from Tom Jones, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ten years later, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Dave Gilmour, Seth Lakeman, Cliff Richard, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood, Shuggie Otis, Laura Marling, James Hunter, Phil Manzanera, Garth Hudson, and many more.
In January 2018, Jawbone was chosen to support Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and Tom Jones in the legendary charity show at G-Live in Guildford, gaining top reviews from the artists involved and also the sell-out audience.
Jawbone is proud of their uncompromising approach to songcraft: from writing and recording to perfromance and album artwork. The first writing sessions between Bonfanti & Milner took place at Paddy’s house in North London, where the two played the songs that eventually made the debut album.
They’re named after a Robertson/Manuel song taken from The Band’s second (brown) 1969 album and they tracked all the songs for their new disc live, as a four piece, with minimal overdub at London’s State of The Ark Studio using the famous EMI desk originally installed in the Pathé Marconi studios in Paris. Final touches were added at Marcus’ brothers North London studio where his collection of vintage synthesisers and micro-phones helped finalize the product.
The album was mixed in New Zealand by Nick Portman and mastered in Devon by Star Delta with a final rebound to tape that adds that warmth that’s missing from so many albums today. The disc was mastered for vinyl to ensure that both the digital and analog versions would sound as perfect as possible.
The characteristic voices of Paddy Milner and Marcus Bonfanti equate with each other yet contrast across the songs, as they share lead vocals. Rex Horan’s bone-dry falsetto vocals creates the three-part harmony that becomes the hallmark of the Jawbone sound.
File alongside: Little Feat, The Rolling Stones, and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young
Main Photo Credit © Rob Blackham
Milton Keynes, The Stables Thursday 6 September
Derby, Flowerpot Friday 7 September
Millport Country Music Festival, Scotland Sunday 9 September
London, O2 Academy 2 Islington Wednesday 12 September
Newbury, Arlington Thursday 13 September
Chichester, Chichester Inn Saturday 14 September