Edgar ‘Jones’ Jones
Also known as Edgar 'Summertyme' Jones, Edgar ‘Jones’ Jones' musical path began as frontman and founder of Liverpool band The Stairs, championed by the likes of Elvis Costello and signed to Go! Discs, then also the home of future collaborators Paul Weller and The La’s. The Stairs debut single 'Weed Bus' and album Mexican R 'n' B, became classics of their time and the band recently enjoyed a much lauded reunion.
Through The Isrites and on to The Big Kids, Edgar’s muse was restless, but by 2005, he seemed to have found the perfect palate for his influences not to mention the players to play the tunes. Jazz, rock’n’roll, soul, funk and doo wop were smeared across debut solo album Soothing Music For Stray Cats, which was released to critical acclaim.
Edgar has achieved legendary cult status as an artist in his own right, and has played with the great and the good including Paul Weller, St Etienne and Lee Mavers, “A form of National Service” to quote Edgar himself.
Soothing Music For Stray Cats was issued on vinyl for the first time in collaboration with The Viper Label.
PRESS ON 'SOOTHING MUSIC FOR STRAY CATS':
"A stunning collection of rock’n’roll, jazz, R&B and doo wop"
"It bent my head, man. It’s probably one of the best records I have ever heard"
"It sounds like Jones is having the time of his life"
Kris Needs, Shindig
"Mesmerising, pigeonhole-defying, gumbo of beatnik jazz, R & B, doo- wop and out-there Scouse soul... Remarkable"
Tim Peacock, Record Collector
"Listening to this becomes an aural history of the world’s coolest music. A true Liverpool hero"
Matt Wilkinson, NME
"The sound of a man, who is, in every sense doing his own thing"
"Liverpool’s answer to Dr John"