Guy Jones - Live Album Recording w/ Emily Forst & James Coates
Please join us as British singer/songwriter Guy Jones records a live record before your very eyes! Emily Forst and James Coates add support to this stellar lineup of songsters.
BBC Introducing has called Guy Jones 'An absolutely outstanding singer/songwriter'.
Guy draws influence from artists such as John Mayer &Amy Winehouse as well as old-school songwriting legends like Ray Charles and Ray Lamontagne. Guy combines soulful andoften intricate guitar playing with soothing rich vocals. After spending his teenage years developing his skills as a double bass and electric bass player, he found his love for writing songs and singing at age 19.
Guy worked with producing and mastering powerhouse Christian Wright (Ed Sheeran, Gabrielle Aplin, Blur, Muse, Coldplay, Nina Nesbitt) to create his debut EP, Sunday Morning Light. Through this release Guy received great support from the NEC arena in Birmingham UK and has been involved with forum live shows alongside modern hit makers Jessie J, Maroon 5 and JLS.
Recorded at legendary Avatar Studios, NYC with an all-star team picked from NYC's top session musicians, Emily Forst's debut album Here We Go packs a punch. Emily has been a guest on VOA's international radio program, "Border Crossings", (Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Adele) and is currently on tour, beginning her first European tour in October 2013 (Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, London). Often on the road, Emily has built her career as a touring musician. Whether playing lead guitar in full band shows, or charming the audience in intimate solo acoustic performances, her concerts are worth traveling for.
Where does the heartbreak of Here We Go come from? Emily relates that, "in 2011, my boyfriend and I broke up. Everything I had built for five years in NYC came crashing down around me. We lived together, played together, and it hurt to lose so much so fast. At that time, it felt like nothing I'd worked so hard for would pan out. I essentially locked myself in my apartment for three months and finished writing these songs as a way of coping with everything I felt. I was determined to make something positive out of all the pain and confusion I was lost under. It became my first album."
"Union Pacific, won't you take me away?" muses songwriter James Coates of the trains that pass his home an hour south of Seattle. And appropriately so: Traveling has done him well. He frequently ventures north to Seattle and south to Tacoma to perform as an active member of the Pacific Northwest's burgeoning music scene. And during the summer of 2012 he embarked on a tour across the U.S., traveling more than 8,000 miles to perform in places like Chicago, New York, Nashville, Austin and Los Angeles to name a few, in support of his debut album Land of Fame and Glory.
Influenced by '60s pop icons like The Beatles and The Beach Boys as well as folk/rock revolutionaries like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, Coates has crafted a 9-song love letter to the music that inspired him. From the 12-string jangle of "Man of Faith" to the orchestral strings of "A Real Rock and Roller" and the confessional lyrics of "If You Should Ever Leave Me," the album is a diverse work of passion that sounds both modern and classic.
Approaching recording as art rather than music, he set his sights on connecting with the listener emotionally rather than aesthetically. The result is a raw, beautiful album that will appeal both to your ears and your heart. James is currently recording new songs that will materialize in the form of a new album. He also performs live frequently in Seattle, Tacoma and their surrounding areas.
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6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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