Laurence Jones Tickets
The Wightman Theatre, Shrewsbury Contact venue for tickets
Harpenden Public Halls, Hertfordshire
Mr Kyps, Poole
Rated 5 out of 5 by bansheeUK from Baby-faced guitar slinger Well then, 3rd visit to The Cluny for Laurence and this time he brought some new mates with him. Certainly a different dynamic in the rhythm section with former sparring partner Roger Innes moving on to new projects; that oh-so-familiar 6 string bass being replaced by a more conventional 4 stringer, but in the more than capable hands of Greg Smith, combining well with now established drummer Phil Wilson. However, to not only cover Roger’s more melodic bass and to beef up the overall sound, Laurence’s band now includes keyboards and in the best set of lappers in the business, Bennett Holland. Obviously, its only on the more recent material where Mike Vernon’s production opened the way for keyboards (Bob Fridzma) that Bennett is adding more than fluid washes as with the older material such as Thunder In The Sky, but a sneak preview of a couple of songs that the band have been working on for release later this year shows a very cohesive unit has formed. On stage though is where the action was, and Laurence was, as usual, well in the zone; out to party and burn a few fret boards. This year’s cover it seems is a rockin’ Cocaine as well as showing the Blues credentials in tying Every Day I Get The Blues with Sweet Home Chicago. So darn good - I’ll go see them again in August.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve Jones from The real talent is right here Having heard great things about Laurence it was fantastic to see that he was playing a small venue in my home town. He was being supported by the Backbone Blues Band, who turned out to be a great bunch of guys with some real talent and some great music to play. I can't help thinking they were feeling a bit intimidated by Laurence, but they have no need to be, they are a great act in their own right, so don't be so hard on yourselves guys! Laurence was exactly what I expected, musicians like him are born, not taught, he personifies the word 'talent'. Nothing else needs saying, I hope he reaches the heights he is so clearly capable of and brings his style of real music to the masses. His band are also awesome, a simple three piece band producing real controlled power and rhythm. The venue was pretty good, expensive (cr*p) beer and 'ok' staff, but hey, you're there for the music. The sound was way above what I expected in terms of quality, well done the guy on the mix desk! Overall, I'd book tickets to see Laurence again in a heartbeat, what's not to love?
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by colin shotter from LJ is a genius He is on fire and his standard never drops, just a genuine guy
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJST1986 from Young fresh exciting talent having never been to the 100 club before did not know what to expect. Warm up acts just amazing, and the main event was what i expected and more, Was a gift for my dad to go tonight but being keen on Jazz/Blues also was a gift for me, i will return and will be seeing laurence jones again
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lazy dude from Laurence on the rise I have seen Laurence over time but this was his best show yet primarily focusing on the tunes on his new album. His star continues to rise as a guitar player reaching an ever wider audience who were with him from the first note to the last of the show on display were new tones which with his dexterity showing a more melodic side to his newer tunes There is a harder side to his live performances to his recorded work which I enjoy also must say his interaction with Roger Inniss is brilliant improvisation of the highest level. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening audience left wanting more which is next year at the Borderline I believe in April not to soon foe me.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bexter from Excellent gig, such talented guys. First time we had seen Laurence Jones, and we were amazed at his talent. He had been in hospital that day but he put on a fantastic performance. The Black Circles were an excellent warm up support band for him.
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by LR from Great gig A cracking venue, good to see Laurence as the main event and he nailed it. Great support from Black Circles and a fantastic cameo from the young Toby Lee.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by A and J from amazing guitar playing and he can sing as well! I went with family who have know Lawrence since a young boy and was blown away with how he has progressed from small town star to international rock star. At one point I thought Jimmy Hendrix had entered the building. very entertaining and great to see him encouraging young talent as he welcomed Toby on stage. Another star in the making.
Date published: 2016-04-11