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cemlyn jones

Bristol, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Bristol, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Folk Acoustic




"Gig allows gem of debut to shine"

Music has always been a huge part of the life of Cemlyn Jones, busking all over the world, and his first offering, "All These Dreams" is a gem. To be honest we were all expecting one man and his guitar. But Cemlyn Jones surrounded himself with slick musicians to replicate the depth of sound on the album, originally providede by sections of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
The evening began with the gentle rhythmic intro to "Sunshine", which suddenly transforms into a powerful homage to George Harrison complete with the weeping guitar of Jim Milne, formerly of Tractor. Piers McBride on guitar and vocals provided great support throughout and Meg Pope on backing vocals gave a strong performance in "Blind Leading the Blind", a rhythm and blues song. One really nice aspect of the evening was the violoin of Becka Love, confidently filling in the gaps where the BBC orchestra should be. No mean feat on your own. Stu Stidwill on drums and percussion drove the band on, featuring heavily in "White Room".
Ultimately the evening was all about Cemlyn Jones and his songs. My favourite "Suddenly" showed off the crispness of his guitar playing and gentle vocals. If you only buy one album this year, make sure it's All These Dreas. - Bristol Evening Post

"'An album with a big pop feel'"

The production and arrangements have an air of sophistication about them, but crucially it doesn't swamp the spirit of the record.
Vocal performance and song composition are the undoubted glue that bind all the elements together for an album that entertains. - Fatea website

"Latin influenced happy pop classic"

Opener 'Love the feeling' is a stunner, a Latin influenced happy pop classic, with lovely guitar licks, brass, percussion and good vocals.
Fans of folk who like home-grown and honest singer-songwriters writers might find a lot to like here - the instrumentation is clever. - Scunthorpe Telegraph

"4 out of 5 stars"

'Former busker Jones has had plenty of help from friends in high places to get his first solos record out at the tender age of 46. Long time friend John Brierley, who owned the now legendary Cargo Studios in Rochdale, which housed bands from Joy Division to the Fall, was asked to produce all these Dreams and the BBC Philharmonic string section were also roped in, The result is unsurprisingly slick and polished but also very good. Jones sounds like an artist well-versed at making albums, not one just releasing his debut, its a shame he didn't get in the studio a few years ago'. - James Brindle, Burton Mail UK


Cemlyn Jones All These Dreams Album February 2011



Singer/Songwriter Cemlyn Jones (46) comes from Clevedon near Bristol. Guitarist and pianist he has played in several bands since 1985 but has recently gone solo. He has a new self financed album out (released Feb 2011) called "All These Dreams". A collection of some of his own original material complimented by strings, brass and percussion, with many different flavours from sweeping melodic ballards to light hearted rock.
Every song is a statement, sometimes about love or the hurt that love can bring. Each song is just so memorable for it's words and it's music. Everyone who hears the album falls in love with it.
At www.allthesedreams.co.uk you can hear samples of his music and find out more about him.
On You Tube go to Cemlyn Jones to see two tracks "Blind leading the Blind" and "All these dreams"
What sets him apart from other artists is his songs, just so catchy, just so easy on the ear everyone just loves his songs.
He can play with either a small unplugged band or the full band depending on the venue.
If he was to be categorized then he would fall between Paulo Nutini and James Blunt