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Jon McClure

Singer — Sheffield

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.

What was the first song you played on repeat?'
'Ting A Ling' by Shabba.  

One record you would keep forever?
'Stormy Clouds' by The Verve from 'A Northern Soul'. 

A song from your favourite album?
'Two Sevens Clash' by Culture.

A song you wish you had written?
Much as I hate them, 'One' by U2.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Whatever' by Oasis.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Damon Albarn's solo album 'Everyday Robots'.

A song lyric that inspires you?
"Ya don't need a weatherman
to know which way the wind blows..."

...Double meanings for days. From 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' by Bob Dylan.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'All That She Wants' by Ace of Base.

Best love song of all time?
'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Lucifer' by Jay Z.

Best song to bring people together?
'Could You Be Loved' by Bob Marley.

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?

'Fizzy' by Sleaford Mods
The most original thing in years in Britain.

'Jusfayu' by Kamau
Like a young Andre 3000.

The Story Of OJ' by Jay Z
Back to his best 

Anything by The Estrons. Boss tunes.

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.

What was the first song you played on repeat?'
'Ting A Ling' by Shabba.  

One record you would keep forever?
'Stormy Clouds' by The Verve from 'A Northern Soul'. 

A song from your favourite album?
'Two Sevens Clash' by Culture.

A song you wish you had written?
Much as I hate them, 'One' by U2.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Whatever' by Oasis.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Damon Albarn's solo album 'Everyday Robots'.

A song lyric that inspires you?
"Ya don't need a weatherman
to know which way the wind blows..."

...Double meanings for days. From 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' by Bob Dylan.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'All That She Wants' by Ace of Base.

Best love song of all time?
'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Lucifer' by Jay Z.

Best song to bring people together?
'Could You Be Loved' by Bob Marley.

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?

'Fizzy' by Sleaford Mods
The most original thing in years in Britain.

'Jusfayu' by Kamau
Like a young Andre 3000.

The Story Of OJ' by Jay Z
Back to his best 

Anything by The Estrons. Boss tunes.

Reverend & The Makers | Too Tough To Die (2017)

Reverend & The Makers | Shine The Light (2013)

Reverend & The Makers | Silence Is Talking (2009)

Reverend & The Makers | Heavyweight Champion Of The World (2007)