Jack Jones

Guitarist, Singer & Poet — Swansea

Photograph by Simon Sarin

Name
Jack Jones

Where are you from?
Swansea (‘Twin Town’).

What do you do?
Play guitar, sing a bit, write songs and poems.

Describe your style in three words?
Raw, Real and Ready.

How should your music be listened to?
Loud, on a record player (if you can afford one and we have the time and can afford to make vinyl).

What do you miss about home when you're on tour?
When I’m away from Swansea I miss the fresh sea air and chips from Johnnies. When I’m away from my flat in Muswell Hill, I miss my books, the cafe on the corner and the sun coming through the window in the morning.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Dylan Thomas, Peter & Carl, Philip Larkin and Ray Davies.


Jack Jones is the singer & guitarist from Indie Rock n Rollers Trampolene, his spoken word poetry has been described as exceptional by likes of John Cooper Clarke and has earned him support slots for The Libertines and Pete Doherty.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
‘Please, Please, Please, Let me Get What I Want’ by The Smiths.

A song from your favourite album?
'Venus in Furs' by The Velvet Underground.

Song you wish you had written?
'The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan.

The Song with your favourite lyrics?
'Madame George' by Van Morrison.

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

'Dinner Lady' by Cabbage 
Magnificent nutters.

'Come on' by Sunflower Bean
Great guitarist.

'Country Sleaze' by Goat Girl
Nice and sleazy does it every time.

'Cave Song' by Pretty Vicious
Local boys.

 

Photograph by Simon Sarin

Name
Jack Jones

Where are you from?
Swansea (‘Twin Town’).

What do you do?
Play guitar, sing a bit, write songs and poems.

Describe your style in three words?
Raw, Real and Ready.

How should your music be listened to?
Loud, on a record player (if you can afford one and we have the time and can afford to make vinyl).

What do you miss about home when you're on tour?
When I’m away from Swansea I miss the fresh sea air and chips from Johnnies. When I’m away from my flat in Muswell Hill, I miss my books, the cafe on the corner and the sun coming through the window in the morning.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Dylan Thomas, Peter & Carl, Philip Larkin and Ray Davies.


Jack Jones is the singer & guitarist from Indie Rock n Rollers Trampolene, his spoken word poetry has been described as exceptional by likes of John Cooper Clarke and has earned him support slots for The Libertines and Pete Doherty.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
‘Please, Please, Please, Let me Get What I Want’ by The Smiths.

A song from your favourite album?
'Venus in Furs' by The Velvet Underground.

Song you wish you had written?
'The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan.

The Song with your favourite lyrics?
'Madame George' by Van Morrison.

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

'Dinner Lady' by Cabbage 
Magnificent nutters.

'Come on' by Sunflower Bean
Great guitarist.

'Country Sleaze' by Goat Girl
Nice and sleazy does it every time.

'Cave Song' by Pretty Vicious
Local boys.

 

One day I wandered into the kitchen and heard a poet called John Cooper Clarke being blasted out through a broken iPhone. A poem called ‘Beasley Street’. I got obsessed with him...

Jack Jones on John Cooper Clarke

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