Freckfest: Jon Boden

Sun Oct 7 2018

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Harbour Arts Centre

114-116 Harbour St Irvine KA12 8PZ

£15.00

All Ages

Share With Friends

Jon Boden, best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead, launched his solo career in 2016.  Presenting the self-penned songs of the albums Painted Lady and Songs From The Floodplain and latest album Afterglow (Oct ’17, Hudson Records), material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden and his A Folk Song A Day project, his critically acclaimed and enthusiastically received solo shows have created yet another chapter in his history as one of the foremost names in English folk music.

Freckfest
Freckfest: Jon Boden

  • Event Cancelled.
  • Jon Boden

    Jon Boden

    Traditional Folk

    Jon Boden has become the ‘stand out performer of his generation’ (The Guardian) of traditional folk artists, but one whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre.

    He is best known as the lead singer and main arranger of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead.  After twelve years, a quarter of a million album sales, seven singles on the Radio 2 playlist and selling out hundreds of venues throughout the land and beyond, including notably the Royal Albert Hall, Jon announced in 2015 that he wanted to move on.  The rest of the band decided not to continue without him.  Bellowhead played their final gig on May 1st 2016.

    In 2009, Jon founded his band The Remnant Kings, originally formed to perform the album ’Songs from the Floodplain’. The performances combined the post-apocalyptic concept of the album, with other songs that might survive the apocalypse. In this genre busting mix, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings performed concerts where folk songs, Bach, Pop and Jazz all rubbed shoulders with Jon’s own songs. This was all augmented by the use on stage of two wax cylinder players, which played specially recorded material.

    The band went into hibernation for several years whilst Bellowhead hit top gear, but were reunited and relaunched to record ‘Afterglow’ in 2017, Jon’s first new album after leaving Bellowhead. The band features the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The South Seas). They are also joined for some dates by an exceptional string and brass section including players from the award-winning Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.

    ‘Afterglow’ was released in October 2017 continuing Jon’s explorations of a post-oil world, this time following the course of two lovers over the night of a city carnival.  The first single from the album ‘All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight’ was playlisted on BBC Radio 2.

    “(Afterglow) resurrects the brassy swagger of Bellowhead" - Financial Times

    "Ambitious, genre-busting folk" - The Guardian

    ‘ Nobody can bring you the chaos of a dystopian street carnival better than Jon Boden' - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2

    ’Recalling Gabriel-era Genesis with a dash of Bush and Bowie- The Observer

    Springy fingerpicking and rolling drums convey the thrill of an anarchic street celebration.- The Independent

    ‘Vivid lyrics, striking imagery, challenging arrangements… a Major Work.’ - fRoots

Freckfest

Freckfest: Jon Boden

Sun Oct 7 2018 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Harbour Arts Centre Irvine
Freckfest: Jon Boden
  • Event Cancelled.

£15.00 All Ages

Jon Boden, best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead, launched his solo career in 2016.  Presenting the self-penned songs of the albums Painted Lady and Songs From The Floodplain and latest album Afterglow (Oct ’17, Hudson Records), material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden and his A Folk Song A Day project, his critically acclaimed and enthusiastically received solo shows have created yet another chapter in his history as one of the foremost names in English folk music.

Jon Boden

Jon Boden

Traditional Folk

Jon Boden has become the ‘stand out performer of his generation’ (The Guardian) of traditional folk artists, but one whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre.

He is best known as the lead singer and main arranger of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead.  After twelve years, a quarter of a million album sales, seven singles on the Radio 2 playlist and selling out hundreds of venues throughout the land and beyond, including notably the Royal Albert Hall, Jon announced in 2015 that he wanted to move on.  The rest of the band decided not to continue without him.  Bellowhead played their final gig on May 1st 2016.

In 2009, Jon founded his band The Remnant Kings, originally formed to perform the album ’Songs from the Floodplain’. The performances combined the post-apocalyptic concept of the album, with other songs that might survive the apocalypse. In this genre busting mix, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings performed concerts where folk songs, Bach, Pop and Jazz all rubbed shoulders with Jon’s own songs. This was all augmented by the use on stage of two wax cylinder players, which played specially recorded material.

The band went into hibernation for several years whilst Bellowhead hit top gear, but were reunited and relaunched to record ‘Afterglow’ in 2017, Jon’s first new album after leaving Bellowhead. The band features the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The South Seas). They are also joined for some dates by an exceptional string and brass section including players from the award-winning Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.

‘Afterglow’ was released in October 2017 continuing Jon’s explorations of a post-oil world, this time following the course of two lovers over the night of a city carnival.  The first single from the album ‘All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight’ was playlisted on BBC Radio 2.

“(Afterglow) resurrects the brassy swagger of Bellowhead" - Financial Times

"Ambitious, genre-busting folk" - The Guardian

‘ Nobody can bring you the chaos of a dystopian street carnival better than Jon Boden' - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2

’Recalling Gabriel-era Genesis with a dash of Bush and Bowie- The Observer

Springy fingerpicking and rolling drums convey the thrill of an anarchic street celebration.- The Independent

‘Vivid lyrics, striking imagery, challenging arrangements… a Major Work.’ - fRoots