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The Jim Jones Revue

Rock

London UK-ENGLAND

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 band released their debut self titled album in the UK 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. The JJR are an astonishing live phenomenon and have relentlessly toured across Europe in the last two years, playing shows and festivals in the UK, France, Spain, Holland, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Slovenia, Ireland, Belgium, Norway and Bulgaria. JJR played six block rocking shows at SXSW in March 2010, then returned to the UK for a 17 date tour throughout March and April. Their first New York appearances in the summer of this year were attended by the likes of Spin, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Huffington Post and Brooklyn Vegan, all who went on to rave about the band in later reviews. A recent tour of the US created a whole new fan base, with Variety claiming they are one of the best rock and roll bands out there. The band are now back in the UK on a sold out tour and recently made their first UK TV appearance on Later With Jools Holland. 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).

Time

Friday March 18

1:00AM

Venue

Emo's Jr

All Ages

603 Red River St

Online

www.jimjonesrevue.com

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