Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

Tue May 1 2018

8:00 PM - 10:05 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Brook

466 Portswood Rd Southampton SO17 3SD

£20 Adv / £23 Door

Ages 18+

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Heading out on the second leg of their hugely successful “Afterglow” Album Launch Tour, the band will be joining us for a really memorable, special night.  Featuring the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates and with the addition of powerful string and brass sections, it will be an unforgettable live experience. John Boden really is an exceptional, diverse folk artist whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre and with "Afterglow" being sited as a genuinely groundbreaking album, this a 'must see' gig.

Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

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    Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

    Folk Rock

     

    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. The band were originally formed to perform the album ’Songs from the Floodplain’. The idea of the Remnant Kings performances was to combine 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.

    As time moved on the band evolved to encompass Jon's ‘A Folk Song A Day’ project - adding Paul Sartin to the line up and hosting after show singing sessions with the audiences.

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

    ‘Afterglow’ was released October 6th, 2017. The album continues 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

     

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    ​Post-Show tunes and songs session in The Balcony Bar led by Jon Boden. Free Entry. Open to ticket holders only. Limited availability.

    ​Please email sing-with-jon@the-brook.com to register and include the ticket reference for the show. 

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Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

Tue May 1 2018 8:00 PM - 10:05 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Brook Southampton
Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings
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  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

£20 Adv / £23 Door Ages 18+

Heading out on the second leg of their hugely successful “Afterglow” Album Launch Tour, the band will be joining us for a really memorable, special night.  Featuring the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates and with the addition of powerful string and brass sections, it will be an unforgettable live experience. John Boden really is an exceptional, diverse folk artist whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre and with "Afterglow" being sited as a genuinely groundbreaking album, this a 'must see' gig.

Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

Folk Rock

 

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. The band were originally formed to perform the album ’Songs from the Floodplain’. The idea of the Remnant Kings performances was to combine 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.

As time moved on the band evolved to encompass Jon's ‘A Folk Song A Day’ project - adding Paul Sartin to the line up and hosting after show singing sessions with the audiences.

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

‘Afterglow’ was released October 6th, 2017. The album continues 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

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

​Post-Show tunes and songs session in The Balcony Bar led by Jon Boden. Free Entry. Open to ticket holders only. Limited availability.

​Please email sing-with-jon@the-brook.com to register and include the ticket reference for the show. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~