Ashton Jones is one of the UK’s finest new funk/soul
vocalists and songwriters, rapidly becoming known for his vibrant and dynamic
live performances. You might well recognise Ashton’s voice from some recent
high profile TV commercials for Amazon UK – on the most recent, he tackles a
Freddie Scott classic “You Got What I Need”
including James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Rick James and Prince, and a
throwback style rarely seen on this side of the Atlantic, Ashton delivers
soulful melodies, gritty funk and sparks of falsetto with an audience
captivating brand of energy, flare and musicianship.
His group The
Ashton Jones Project features some of the UK’s most talented musicians,
with live performance credits including such artists as Cory Wong,
Beverley Knight, Joss Stone & Pee Wee Ellis. The Project’s hotly
anticipated debut EP (released 26th April 2019) is a contemporary
interpretation of classic Soul, Funk & Jazz, commencing a run of original
releases for 2019.
The EP kicks
off with “Good Thing Guaranteed”. A slice of feel good funk and soul, with
vocals from Ashton, which sets the pace for what’s to come. Track 2 “Prelude”
is an instrumental, showing off the band’s chops to full effect. The EP closes
with “Sadie Marie”, which showcases Ashton’s influences – from Stevie Wonder
through Donny Hathaway and Prince. A video for Good Thing Guaranteed will be
released in May.
On the live
stage, as well as a busy schedule of headline shows in the UK and Europe, The
Ashton Jones Project has previously supported legends Shalamar and will
be the special guests of UK Soul dons Incognito at their appearance at Cheltenham
Jazz Festival in May 2019.