Jon McClure

Sheffield

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Name?
Jon McClure

Where are you from?
Sheffield 

What do you do?
Sing in a band.

Describe your style in three words?
Tall poetic scrubber.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
Bob Marley.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to and why?
Primal Scream 1998 Sheffield Octagon.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
The Beatle White album maybe. Obvious but still.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Maybe Mandela. I'd wanna learn how you stay calm and don't seek retribution against people who've tried to f*** your entire life up.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Maybe the Northern Soul thing. I just love the idea of Northerners having this thing they stick to even though the rest of the country has moved on to cheesier stuff.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
Stones maybe?

What music did you listen to growing up?
Ragga until 13 and then Oasis happened. And through that gateway, The Roses, into Sly and The Family Stone and The Byrds.


Jon McClure aka The Reverend is the frontman of Sheffield band Reverend & The Makers.

They will release their sixth album 'The Death Of A King' on the 22nd September 2017 and a short UK tour will follow in October/November 2017.

For more information visit www.reverendmakers.com.

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