The Thekla Archives: 2016

Meilyr Jones, DHP Presents: Meilyr Jones

  • Thursday 29th September 2016
Meilyr Jones’ solo career was born from an impromptu but transformative trip to Rome after the end of both his band Race Horses, and his relationship. When Meilyr returned to London he began recording solo, exploring new ways of working. Incredibly, he managed to assemble a 30-strong orchestra “out of friends, and friends of friends of friends. In the same way that if you were to start a pop band.” The idea was to do it like a Frank Sinatra session with everyone in the same room and record it all live, so for a single day they all gathered at a recording studio in South London, with the producer Iwan Morgan and the engineer Jimmy Robertson.
To spend any time with Jones is to be struck by his particularity. He is a rare figure: distinct, uncontrived, erudite. In person he has a gentleness and an unashamed intellect; on stage he reveals an exuberance and a ready showmanship.
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+
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