JONNY (aka EUROS CHILDS and NORMAN BLAKE of TEENAGE FANCLUB)
Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 8th February 2011
seetickets.com / http://www.wegottickets.com/event/95481 / clwb.net / ticketlineuk.com / spillers records
This is a beauty. I saw JONNY two years ago at Green Man Festival, one of only err one show (I think) that Euros Childs and Norman Blake have done whilst working together. Their forthcoming album has been a long time in the making, slotted inbetween Teenage Fanclub recordings and tours and Euros' always high-paced schedule. They are so busy I almost thought this show might never happen - and this project might get lost on the way. That would have been a shame, as their set at Green Man was stunning, a mix of songs which were obviously finished along with many formative numbers. JONNY is as excellent as you'd expect from two of the UK's great songwriters. This will be very special.
here's the press release blurb...
TOGETHER THEY ARE…. JONNY
Free EP set for release on 10th November
Debut album coming early 2011 on Alsatian Records (Turnstile)
Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and Euros Childs today reveal they have been working on an album of co-written songs under the name Jonny. A release is set for early 2011 on Alsatian Records (Turnstile).
Over the past couple of years the two songwriters have convened when time and schedules have allowed to play the odd show and produce an impressive cache of new songs that contain all the warmth, wit and melodic magic that you would expect from such a pairing.
The first of this will be made available as a free EP, titled “Free EP”, on 10th November. That’s right, four fantastic free songs. Did we mention they are FREE? The EP comprises of 3 new songs and a cover of 60’s band Turnoff’s “Michael Angelo”.
“Free EP” track listing:
4.Michael Angelo (by Turnoff)