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The Jim Jones Revue
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The Jim Jones Revue are described as sounding like a car crash between Little Richard and The MC5. They play supercharged rock’n’roll inspired by The Killer, The Georgia Peach and of course The Memphis Flash and the deranged sons of Detroit.
The ‘Revue were formed in 2007 by Jim Jones and Rupert Orton on a mission to strip rock’n’roll right back to the bone. They enlisted three other London hoodlums, Elliot Mortimer, Nick Jones and Gavin Jay and together they became The Jim Jones Revue.
The JJR released their debut self titled album in September 2008 to critical acclaim and followed it up with “Here To Save Your Soul” , a collection of the JJR’s singles released in October 2009.
Live The JJR are an astonishing live phenomenon and have relentlessly toured across Europe in the last twelve months alone they have playing shows & festival in the UK, France, Spain, Holland, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Slovenia, Ireland, Belgium, Norway & Bulgaria.
Among the JJR fan base, more well known converts include Jack White (White Stripes, The Raconteurs & The Dead Weather), Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), Mick Jones (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite & Carbon Silicon), Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio),Tony James (Generation X, Sigue Sigue Sputnik & Carbon Silicon), March Riley (BBC Radio), Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream),Mark Lamarr (BBC Radio), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Jim Scalvunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds & Grinderman), Jon Spencer (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion & Heavy Trash), Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2) and Gem Archer (Oasis).
Jim Jones Revue play Mojo Magazine Club at Jazz Caf� on Thursday 4 February 2010.
JJR confirmed for SXSW March 2010.
“Here To Save Your Soul” - a collection of The Jim Jones Revue singles, released for the first time on physical format (LP/CD) - out now on Punk Rock Blues Records.
Press reaction to Here To Save Your Soul:
“Second album of glorious devil-running-through-their-grooves rock’n’roll”
-4 Stars, Mojo
“This is no-holds-barred rock n roll in its rudest, most thrilling state”
-8/10 Classic Rock
“Good Lord, do they rock”
-5 Stars Artrocker
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