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2017

An Evening with English Jones and Imaner at the Mac
English Jones will co-headline The Hexagon Theatre at the MAC in Cannon Hill Park Birmingham, with midlands based duo Imaner on Saturday 9th September 2017. Tickets now available cost £10 (£7.50 under 16s) and can be purchased online from the MAC at:- macbirmingham.co.uk/event/an-evening-with-english-jones-and-imaner

EJ at Kelmarsh Hall and Knebworth House this summer
English Jones will be entertaining guests at the Great British Food Festival this summer. The Band will be playing dates at Kelmarsh Hall Saturday 8th July and Knebworth House Sunday 23rd July. For more details about the Great British Food Festival and to buy tickets go to www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com.

Stratford Alehouse for English Jones
English Jones will be playing a late afternoon set at the Stratford Alehouse on Sunday 11th June. The real ale pub situated in the centre Stratford upon Avon is a popular venue, with a growing reputation for great live music. English Jones will be playing two sets from 5pm till 7, playing all your favourite EJ classics.

English Jones and Imaner live at the MAC
English Jones will co-headline The Hexagon Theatre at the MAC in Cannon Hill Park Birmingham, with midlands based duo Imaner on Saturday 9th September 2017. More details to follow soon.

EJ on the Tori Rushton Show
Catch English Jones on Welcombe Radio. The band will play live on the Tori Rushton Show. Host Tori a well know light on the Stratford upon Avon music scene and regular supporter of EJ over the years, will be chatting with band on her lunch time show on Friday 17th March 2017. Expect some live acoustic performance from English Jones and to listen live go to www.welcomberadio.co.uk EJ will be on air between 1 and 2pm.

Festivals confirmed for English Jones
You can catch English Jones at this years Fab Festival in Stratford upon Avon on Sunday 16th July 2017 and at the Tunsfest in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday 29th July 2017.

2016

EJ on the Radio

English Jones will be performing live on Glastonbury FM on Saturday 29th October 2016.  The band will join DJ Steve Coram in the studio for a live acoustic session and chat. The Steve Coram Show starts at 2pm and to listen live go to Glastonbury FM www.glastonburyfm.co.uk and click on Listen Live at the top of the page

EJ at Buzzstock 2016

English Jones will perform live at Buzzstock 2016. The festival a charity fund raiser held at the Buzzards Valley Vineyard, has lined up many of the finest local musicians and bands. EJ will take to the stage 1.45pm on Saturday 20th August.
For more information click here.

English Jones Live at the Foodies Festival 2016

English Jones will play live at the Foodies Festival in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham Friday 3rd June to Sunday 5th June 2016.

The Foodies Festival is the UK’s largest celebration of Food & Drink, featuring celeb chefs and cuisine from all round the globe.

You can catch English Jones Live at this years festival in the VIP tent

Friday 3rd June at 12 noon & 4pm,  Saturday 4th June at 2pm & 4pm and Sunday 5th June at 12 noon & 3pm.

For further info about the festival and to buy Tickets go to www.foodiesfestival.com

A busy summer of gigs

EJ kick off their summer dates at Chariots Bar in Atherstone on Thursday 26th May and will take in shows at the Railway Inn Nether Whitacre, The Three Tuns Sutton Coldfield, The Foodies Festival at Cannon Hill Park, The Camra Beer Festival Bromsgrove, The Sun on the Hill Birmingham, Costa Coffee at Tamworth Odeon and will end the summer dates at The Picture House in Stratford upon Avon on Sunday 25th September.

The Band expect to add more dates to these summer shows. So keep an eye on our gig guide for more dates and full details.

 

English Jones at the Station

English Jones will be back at the Station Pub in Sutton Coldfield on Thursday 24th March 2016.  The band return to the venue performing all your favourite EJ classics plus new material.  Our special guests on the evening will be acoustic duo Double Treble playing their unique brand of acoustic covers and mash ups.

For full details check the gig guide

The Passing of an Inspiration

English Jones are saddened to hear of the passing of singer songwriter and poet
Paul Murphy from cancer.

Paul, always a passionate supporter of original music, gave us our first chance to play live at the iconic Songwriter Café back in 1998.  Over the years Paul has continued to support and encourage the band and it’s always been a privilege to play at the Songwriters Café.

Paul Murphy, a great poet and performer who always inspired us to be original, will be sadly missed.

You will always be in our hearts        English Jones

2015

The Return of former EJ Guitarist

Former English Jones guitarist Andy Davis returns to the band and will play his first gig in 10 years with EJ at the Old Moseley Arms on Sunday 28th June.

Andy who played guitar with English Jones from 2002 – 2005, performing on the Words LP and playing the now legendary New York dates in 2004.

Stewart said “Andy had been in contact with the band over recent years through social media and we thought it would be nice to get together and have a jam. These sessions turned out great and we all had such a good time that next logical step was to play live together again. It’s great to have a fine guitarist and old friend back in the band”.

English Jones on tour with the Foodies Festival

Following the bands performance at this years Foodies Festival in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham in May. English Jones have been invited to perform at two more of the Foodies Festival dates around the UK.

You can now catch the band at Tatton Park in Cheshire on Saturday 18th  July and Ripley Castle, Harrogate, Yorkshire on Friday 21st August  

The Foodies Festival is the UK’s largest celebration of Food & Drink, featuring celeb chefs and cuisine from all round the globe.

For further info about the festival and to buy Tickets go to www.foodiesfestival.com

 

English Jones Live at the Foodies Festival
English Jones will be performing live at this years Foodies Festival in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham which runs from Friday 15th May to Sunday 17th May. The Foodies Festival is the UK's largest celebration of Food & Drink, featuring celeb chefs and cuisine from all round the globe. The festival also features a music stage on which you can catch English Jones live on Saturday 16th May at 5pm and Sunday 17th May at 12 midday. For further info about the festival and to buy Tickets go to www.foodiesfestival.com.

EJ Live at Cheque Mates, Folk ‘n’ Roots Club
On Thursday 7th May you can catch English Jones playing a feature spot a the Cheque Mates Folk ‘n’ Roots Club. The long running club hosted by Midlands Folk band Claret is based at the Coton and Hopwas Social Club and will see English Jones perform at the club for the first time.
For full details check the gig guide

English Jones in Concert at the Station
English Jones will be back at the Station Pub in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday 21st March 2015. Stew and Mu return to the venue performing all your favourite EJ songs, complemented by guest performances, plus new material and acoustic rock and metal from our special guest Adam Newberry.
For full details check the gig guide

2014


26.09.14

EJ Return to The Songwriters Café
English Jones will play live at The Songwriters Café this October. Hosted by singer/songwriter and poet Paul Murphy, The Songwriters Café will be broadcast live over the internet on Thursday 23rd October 2014. For more information about the Songwriters Café and to listen to EJ live on the night, follow this link (paulmurphytv.com/the-songwriters-cafe/).  The broadcast link will go live at 8.30pm on the evening and live music from 9pm.For full details check out the gig guide

11.07.14

EJ feature at the Blues ‘An’ Roots Club
English Jones will be the featured act at long running Blues ‘an’ Roots Club.  The club is held at Boldmere St Michaels FC Clubhouse every 2nd Tuesday of the month and EJ will be at the club on Tuesday 12th August.  For full details check out the gig guide

English Jones play special guests in Cambridge
English Jones will be the special guests to Cambridge legends Beerbelly at the Pig and Falcon in St Neots on Saturday 13th September.  Beerbelly feature ex English Jones bassist Alan Westwood.  For full details check out the gig guide

EJ back at the Station
English Jones will be back at the Station Pub in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday 27th September.  After last Novembers full house the band will return to the venue with special guests The Cartoon Bandits.  Expect all the usual EJ classics from Stew and Mu, plus new material and a top set of classic covers from our guests The Cartoon Bandits. 

For full details check out the gig guide

22.12.14
EJs Mexico video on You Tube

The video filmed earlier this year at Imagered Studios with video director Brian Groom features new song Mexico and can now be seen on You Tube.
The band are so pleased with the stylishly shot promo in black and white, that they are set to work with Brian in 2014 on a new video. To check out Mexico just click this link

21.10.13
Live at the Station     English Jones and Friends

English Jones will return to the Station Pub in Sutton Coldfield this November with special guests Maria Barham & Carole Palmer and Che & Katharine.  The gig will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the upstairs function room. Expect all your favourite EJ tunes, some new ones and fantastic performances from our special guests.

For all the details about the Station gig click here

 

Live Broadcast Cancelled

On Monday 16th September 2013, English Jones were to perform live on the Acoustic Experience Show. Due to Unforeseen technical difficulties the live broadcast has now been cancelled.

 

12.08.13

EJ back on 10 Radio 

English Jones will be returning to play live at Somerset based 10 Radio on Steve Coram’s Eclectic Collection. The show will be broadcast on the Internet on Saturday 14th September at 3pm – 5pm or FM 105.3 in the Somerset area.  English Jones are excited to be back on The Eclectic Collection as they had such a good time on Steve’s show earlier in the year. Expect more chat and Song’s from the new 3x3 ep. 

To listen live to English Jones on the Eclectic Collection go to www.10radio.org and click the loud speaker icon at the top left of the page. 

EJ Live on Birmingham’s Spitfire Radio 

English Jones will play live on a new radio show called The Acoustic Experience, which will be broadcast on Spitfire Radio.  The show hosted by Gary Haywood and Sarah Birks from Acoustic 1 Radio will go out live every Monday evening during September and will feature four acts playing live and chatting with the hosts. 

English Jones will feature on the second show in the series, to be broadcast Monday 16th September 2013 at 9pm.  To listen live go to www.spitfireradio.net and click the listen Live icon in the top right hand corner.

 

16.06.13

EJ return to the Melody Lounge, Royal Leamington Spa

English Jones will return to Grand Union Bar & Restaurant in Royal Leamington Spa on Friday 2nd August 2013 as the featured act at the Melody Lounge.

The evening hosted by Flamenco guitarist Matt Hernandez will start at 8.30pm.

3x3EP due for summer release

August / September will see the release of new English Jones EP 3x3. The EP will feature new recordings of Be Prepared, Stronger Love and brand new song Mexico. The band has also filmed a promo with video director Brian Groom of Mexico to coincide with the release of the EP.

 

02.05.13

An Evening with English Jones at the Old Moseley Arms

Chaos Acoustic presents an Evening with English Jones at the Old Moseley Arms on Sunday 9th June. The evening will feature guests, Sutton Coldfield singer/songwriter Tim Phillpot and Ian Bourne from the band Cinnamon Sky. For details click here

EJ back at the Station

English Jones return to The Station Pub in Sutton Coldfield for two dates in 2013.

Due to popular demand EJ will be playing on Sunday 14th July, in the afternoon outside on the terrace and Saturday 23rd November 2013, this gig will feature special guests (TBC) and take place upstairs in the function room. For details click here

18.02.13
EJ live on 10 Radio

English Jones will be playing live at Somerset based 10 Radio on Steve Coram’s Eclectic Collection. The show will be broadcast on the Internet on Saturday 16th March at 3pm – 5pm.  Steve has been playing a selection of English Jones tracks over recent months and decided to invite the band in for a chat and acoustic set.  If you would like to listen live to English Jones on the Eclectic Collection go to www.10radio.org and click the loud speaker icon at the top left of the page. 

2012

15.10.12

English Jones and Dominic Crane at the Station

English Jones returns to the Station Pub in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday 24th November 2012.  The venue where the band recorded their Live at the Station CD last summer.

The band will be joined by special guest singer/songwriter Dominic Crane with Harry Boylan and Dave Sutherland.  Dominic, Harry and Dave recently supported Mike and the Mechanics at the O2 Birmingham.

For all the details about the Station gig click here

 

20.08.12
Andy Leaves English Jones
Andy Wheeler’s 7 year residency on the English Jones drum stool came to an end last week. Andy and the band decided to split amicably, with Andy going on to pursue other projects and the band continuing as a three piece.

The band are sad to be with out the legendary drummer, but wish him all the best for the future.Cheers mate  Stew, Ian and Mu

04.07.12
EJ on Facebook
English Jones are now on facebook, check us out at www.facebook.com/englishjonesband

08.06.12
EJ Live from the Songwriters Cafe
English Jones will be playing at the Songwriters Café Treehouse gigs, Hosted by singer/songwriter and poet Paul Murphy.  The evening will be broadcast live over the internet on Thursday 5th July 2012. For more information about the Songwriters Café and to listen live on the night follow this link.  The broadcast link will go live at 8.40pm on the evening and English Jones will be on air at 9pm.

2011

13.11.11
“Live at The Station” CD release
English Jones will release their new CD “Live at The Station” with a launch night Thursday 1st December 2011 at The Station Pub, Sutton Coldfield. The CD recorded earlier this year includes:-My Great Regret, Jaynee Turnaround, In the wires, Looking for Las Vegas and more. The band will launch the CD with a live performance. Check out the gig guide for details.

12.08.11
English Jones Live Album
Following the success of the live recording at The Station Pub, Sutton Coldfield on Thursday 14th July 2011, the band would like to say a big thanks to all who came and made the evening a great success. We are now in the process of mixing and selecting songs, for the soon to be released Live at the Station album. Although a release date is yet to be confirmed.

17.05.11
English Jones live recording CANCELLED
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the live recording due to take place this Saturday 21st May 2011 has been CANCELLED. We are sorry for any inconvience and hope to reschedule the recording for later in the year.

01.03.11
UPDATE - Change of date
Please note English Jones will now be playing at the Cox's Yard on Sunday 24th April (music from 7.30pm)

15.03.11
EJ return to the Yard
English Jones will return to Cox's Yard in stratford upon Avon on Thursday 28th April 2011 as the featured act at the Acoustic Yard.
The evening hosted by Flamenco guitarist Matt Hernandez will start at 8pm.


2010

26.10.10
Out of the Darkness Released
English Jones released their new CD Out of the Darkness on the 8th August 2010. The 8 new songs were recorded between October 2009 – June 2010 and feature fans favourites Jaynee Turnaround, The Writer Lies, Love not the Money and the Jazz tinged Everyday without you. Out of the Darkness will be available at gigs.

Muriel joins EJ
English Jones are please to welcome bass player and vocalist Muriel Halpin to the band. Muriel we’ve known for a while, she’s a great bass player, singer and lovely person. We are so pleased she agreed to join and are confident she’ll bring something special to the band. Muriel’s played her first gig with EJ at the Old Moseley Arms in August

06.04.10
Summer Return to Yard
English Jones will return to Cox's Yard in Stratford-upon-Avon on Thursday 12th August 2010 as featured Act at the Acoustic Yard Evening. For more details about the evening check out www.myspace.com/coxsyardacoustic


2009

27.10.09
November gig in Cambridge
Stewart will be performing a solo support slot at the Monkfield Arms, Cambourne, Cambridge on Friday 27th November 2009.  Stewart will be opening for former English Jones bass man Alan Westwood’s new band Starfish www.myspace.com/starfishcambs. For more details check out the gigs page.

29.06.09
Sutton Coldfield Festival of Arts gig
English Jones will be playing at this years Sutton Coldfield festival of Arts. Ian and Stewart will be doing their English Jones thing on Wednesday 8th July at the Station Pub, Sutton Coldfield. For further details about the festival check out www.myspace.com/scfoa.

07.04.09
Secret Music Club - Headline Set
On Wednesday 12th August 2009 English Jones will Headline at the Secret Music Club @ Nicole's in the Jewellery Quarter. The Secret Music Club is hosted by top guitarist Mike Bethel and will be the bands first headline set at the intimate venue. See gigs page for more details.


English Jones will begin the new year with a gig at Cox's Yard in Stratford upon Avon. The band will be playing the Acoustic Yard evening on Thursday 22nd January 2009. See gigs page for more details.

26.10.08
Secret Music Club
On Wednesday 19th November 2008 English Jones will play at the Secret Music Club @ Nicole's in the Jewellery Quarter. The Secret Music Club is hosted by top guitarist Mike Bethel and will be the bands first headline set at the intimate venue. See gigs page for more details.

06.08.08
Now on MySpace
Check out English Jones' new Myspace page featuring 2 new tracks from the Minor Chord Major City album. Visit www.myspace.com/englishjonesmusic.

23.07.08
Live video added
Performance of 'In The Wires' at the CD Launch of Minor Chord Major City held at Neon Studios, Burntwood.
ENGLISH JONES - IN THE WIRES - CD LAUNCH 15-3-08

Thanks to Annie Edwards for filming the gig. Check out her MySpace - click here

07.05.08
New Live Date.
Catch English Jones play their popular outdoor gig on the Terrace at The Station, Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 18th May. Music from 3pm.

26.04.08
New band biog added to website.
Click here or the link above to read all about English Jones in the updated biography.
Coming soon: photo gallery and music.

30.03.08
CD Release Party

English Jones released their eagerly anticipated new CD Minor Chord Major City on Saturday 15th March 2008 with a Launch Party at Neon Sound Studios. 70 invited guests packed into the small venue to hear the band perform all the songs from the new CD. The 10 tracks include Only a matter of time, Gramercy Park, Minor Chord Major City, In the wires, The Distance, Singing songs of love, A Place, Restless Heart, Empty beds and The wish list. During Restless Heart the band were joined on stage by special guest Louise Gatfield, who performed a wonderful crowd pleasing Trumpet solo.

The evening was split into two halves with the band taking a break to sign CD’s and enjoy celebratory refreshments with the guests. Returning to the stage to rapturous applause for more English Jones favourites and inspired covers. The band would like to thank all those who came and helped make the evening a Fantastic success.

Minor Chord Major City will be available to purchase at all English Jones gigs.
Cheers Stewart, Andy, Alan, and Ian.

28.01.08
Minor Chord Major City New CD from English Jones
Confirmed release date for new album Saturday 15th March. The album comprises of 10 new songs featuring live favourites Only a Matter of Time, In the Wires and The Wishlist. A release party for the album will be held at Neon Sound Studios.

Check out the gigs page for newly added 2008 dates.

01.11.07
New release date for New Album Minor Chord Major City
The new album will be released end of January 2008. More details on the release to follow soon.

11.09.07

Next Live Date Announced
Sunday 23rd September 2007 at The Station, Station Street, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Music from 3pm – on the Terrace (weather permitting).

For more live dates check out the new Gigs page

23.08.07

New Album Minor Chord Major City
Due for release October 2007 featuring 10 new tracks including live favourites Only a Matter of Time and In the Wires. Album Launch and tour dates to be announced soon

New Musician
Bass player/guitarist Ian Smith has joined English Jones in readiness for the launch of the new album and tour.

Live on the BBC again
Catch English Jones unveiling new album tracks and talking about their forthcoming tour live on BBC Radio WM on Tuesday 28 August. Listen Here.

Coming soon to MySpace
Coming soon is English Jones' official MySpace page. Here you will be able to check out the audio player featuring tracks from the new album and from the back catalogue.

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