Sun Sep 29 2024

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road London N1 9JB

£24.75

Ages 18+

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‘Ambitious, genre-busting folk’ The Guardian
 
After 18 months away from touring (working on a new album to be released autumn 2024) Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings return to the live arena with their unique brand of post-apocalyptic folk played in a traditional style vs. traditional folk played with post-apocalyptic swagger. The forthcoming album from Bellowhead front-man Boden promises Waitsian parlour ballads and Napoleonic power-pop, to be debuted on this tour alongside the band’s 15 year back-catalogue of traditional and original songs and tunes. The band combines a deep understanding of traditional music with musical audacity and theatrical brio, and features the enormous talents of Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead), Rob Harbron (Leveret), Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman Band), Sally Hawkins (Bellowhead) and the vocals and pedal-steel guitar of cult singer-songwriter M.G. Boulter.

Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

  • Jon Boden

    Jon Boden

    British 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

  • Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

    Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

    British Folk

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Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

Sun Sep 29 2024 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Lexington London
Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

£24.75 Ages 18+

‘Ambitious, genre-busting folk’ The Guardian
 
After 18 months away from touring (working on a new album to be released autumn 2024) Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings return to the live arena with their unique brand of post-apocalyptic folk played in a traditional style vs. traditional folk played with post-apocalyptic swagger. The forthcoming album from Bellowhead front-man Boden promises Waitsian parlour ballads and Napoleonic power-pop, to be debuted on this tour alongside the band’s 15 year back-catalogue of traditional and original songs and tunes. The band combines a deep understanding of traditional music with musical audacity and theatrical brio, and features the enormous talents of Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead), Rob Harbron (Leveret), Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman Band), Sally Hawkins (Bellowhead) and the vocals and pedal-steel guitar of cult singer-songwriter M.G. Boulter.

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General admission - Standing
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£24.75 (£22.00 + £2.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.