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"Famous Jack - The Hot New Artist of 2010"

There is always something exciting about seeing a new band or artist perform. Not quite knowing what to expect, not having any preconceived opinions. Going to a gig with a blank piece of paper and watching a performance that is raw, stripped of gimmicks and special effects and unsullied. Just one man and his guitar…oh and iPhone!
Famous Jack is the alter-ego of young and talented musician Anthony Castells. With influences ranging from Bob Dylan and Joy Division to MGMT and Lady Gaga, and there is definitely a splash of 80’s Electronica in some of his tracks.  

The first official performance from Famous Jack sees him showcasing songs in a funky and punk-esque bar in the heart of London, Zigfrid Von Underbelly. The crowds were drawn in like a moth to a flame; a relaxing setting with pleasant company listening to the hypnotic sounds of Famous Jack - a perfect Sunday evening.

Famous Jack is a cool and quirky artist, with a vocal ability ranging from, the slight operatic, deep and dark tones of Ian Curtis (Joy Division) or Tom Smith (Editors) to the gentle and almost angelic tone heard from the likes of Jose Gonzalez and Julio Iglesias. Branded with a trademark cross over his face and matching nail varnish Famous Jack incorporates a blend of eccentricity and something quite endearing into his performance and stage presence. His songs reveal heartfelt lyrics, with a mixture of love, turmoil and a touch of comical value; each word sung with the very emotion that it was penned with.  

Famous Jack played; ‘Break Me Free’, ‘San Juan’, ‘Hey Girl’, ‘I Just Want To Be A Superstar’,  ‘So Low, So High’ and for an encore at the crowd’s request ‘Break Me Free’ again.

Check out http://www.myspace.com/famousjackmusic.
With more gigs scheduled and an EP planned for release in 2010; Famous Jack is soon to make his mark on the British music scene, with my full support! 
Gabriella the Gig Shiro? - London Greek Radio


"Hope & Anchor Review"

"80s synth fuelled electro pop rock a la Joy Division...Ian Curtis style vocals indeed...White lies could be a more contemporary reference... and yes, we dig." - Hope & Anchor


"Monto Water Rats Review"

"An awe inspiring solo artist with influences from MGMT, Hockey, Joy Division and Hot Chip." - Monto Water Rats


"Bugbear Bookings Review"

"80s synth fuelled electro pop rock... Joy Division, New Order and White Lies can all be heard." - Bugbear Bookings


"Bull and Gate Review"

"Tim Buckley mixing guitars and cocktails with MGMT and the Ladys for quality pop shenanigans!" - Bull and Gate


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Self-Entitled debut EP due in November 2010.

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"Tim Buckley mixing guitars and cocktails with MGMT and the Ladys for quality pop shenanigans!"
Bull and Gate London

"80s synth fuelled electro pop rock... Joy Division, New Order and White Lies can all be heard."
Bugbear Bookings (Dublin Castle London)

"An awe inspiring solo artist with influences from MGMT, Hockey, Joy Division and Hot Chip."
Monto Water Rats London

"80s synth fuelled electro pop rock a la Joy Division...Ian Curtis style vocals indeed...White lies could be a more contemporary reference... and yes, we dig."
Hope & Anchor London

Famous Jack is a brand new band created by 27 year-old Hispano-British artist, composer and musician Toni Castells. Famous Jack is Toni's latest artistic incarnation, bringing to light Toni's more fun-loving and self-absorbed side, who normally lies hidden behind a more spiritual, isolated and tortured self.

Famous Jack feeds from varied sources such as Bob Dylan, Yeasayer, Joy Division, MGMT, Hockey, Hot Chip, Lady Gaga, Natasha Khan and Julio Iglesias.

Famous Jack is regularly touring the London gig circuit,
a self-released debut EP is due in 2010. Famous Jack normally performs solo electro shows but can also perform acoustic sets of his songs.

Previous gigs include:??

- Zigfrid von Underbelly - Hoxton Square LondoN - Thurs 6th Dec 2009
- The Dublin Castle - Camden Town LondoN - Sunday 27th Dec 2009
- Monto Water Rats - Kings Cross LondoN - Thurs 7th Jan 2010
- Camden Head - Camden Town LondoN - Weds 13th Jan 2010
- Hope and Anchor - Islington LondoN - Fri 29th Jan 2010
- Monkey Chews - Chalk Farm LondoN - Tue 2nd Feb 2010
- The Relentless Garage - Islington LondoN - Sat 13th Feb 2010
- The Troubadour - Earls Court LondoN - Tue 16th Feb 2010
- The Legion - Old Street LondoN - Fri 5th March 2010
- The Phoenix - Oxford Circus LondoN - Sun 14th March 2010
- The Cobden Club - Notting Hill LondoN - Thurs 18th March 2010
- 333 Motherbar - Old Street LondoN - Fri 26th March 2010
- Haverstock Arms - Chalk Farm - Sat 9th Apr 2010
- Bar Music Hall - EXPOSURE MUSIC AWARDS - 10th June 2010
- Zigfrid von Underbelly - Hoxton Square LondoN - Tues 22nd Jun 2010
- Camden Rock - 30th June 2010

Contact Famous Jack
famousjackmusic@gmail.com