Jackson Kingsley
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Jackson Kingsley

Readington Township, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Readington Township, New Jersey, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Alternative Indie

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Jan
10
Jackson Kingsley @ Flemington DIY

Flemington, New Jersey, USA

Flemington, New Jersey, USA

Dec
28
Jackson Kingsley @ Private Show

Readington, New Jersey, USA

Readington, New Jersey, USA

Aug
02
Jackson Kingsley @ All Star Music Empire

Flemington, New Jersey, USA

Flemington, New Jersey, USA

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Music

Press


Coming up this Saturday is the first of Radio 104.5’s five free Summer Block Parties. Each event features both big name artists and local gems, starting this week with Family of the Year, Atlas Genius, and Jackson Kingsley.

Headlining the show, Family of the Year is a five piece band from Los Angeles. Taking their name quite literally, they work together impeccably and feature multiple voices and sounds blended together in their music. After opening for Ben Folds and releasing their debut album in 2009, a whirlwind of success began for them. They released their most recent album, Loma Vista, in July of 2012 and their single “Hero” has reached #16 on the Billboard Alternative Chart. Family of the Year is touring this summer, but their only stop in Philadelphia is this Saturday!

Atlas Genius are a trio from Adelaide, South Australia. They have formed their career much differently than most bands do, building their very own studio before playing their first show. Following suit, they also have a unique sound. Being influenced by Death Cab for Cutie, The Police and Beck, their music grabs the attention of many audiences. “If So”, the single off of their 2013 album, When it was Now, has been featured in the video game FIFA ‘13. After playing this Saturday’s block party, Atlas Genius will embark on tour, hopping from Germany to the West coast, with plenty of stops in between.

Jackson Kingsley of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey is the local act opening up Saturday’s party. With influences from Kings of Leon, The Strokes and Phoenix, this five piece band brings with them a unique and entrancing sound. Jackson Kingsley isn’t currently touring, but check them out this weekend and keep your eyes peeled for more local shows!

With a lineup like this, Saturday’s block party is sure to get crowded quickly! Show up early- perhaps a brunch at P.Y.T. Burger or Kings Oak? Any of the restaurants at the Piazza will hit the spot and fill you up for a day of music. And the earlier you’re there, the better- check out what the vendors and sponsors, like State Farm, Vitamin Water, and Max’s Brew Bar, have to offer! Remember, this is the first block party of the summer so come now, know what to expect and return for the next four shows. - That Music Mag


Discography

Songs
Indiana. Jackson Kingsley. May 2012
Tell Me Again. Jackson Kingsley. June 2012
50 States. Jackson Kingsley. July 2012
White Lies. Jackson Kingsley. August 2012
Old Style. Jackson Kingsley. June 2013
Hurricane (Demo). Jackson Kingsley. August 2013
Stamp (Demo). Jackson Kingsley. August 2013

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Bio

Forming in the sub-rural landscape of Readington, NJ in 2010, high school freshmen John Gould (vocals/rhythm guitar), Zach Neumann (lead guitar), Kyle Phillips (keys/synth), and Will Powick met up for a simple jam session that turned into the spawning point for a band. Quickly drafting best friend Tom Lanzilotta for bass, the members formed under the name Easily Confused. With ceaseless musical ambition and unyielding youthful energy, songs began forming like wildfire. A year after formation, the Fresh off the Press EP was recorded, turning out to be the only recording ever produced under the name Easily Confused. By sophomore into junior year, the band was regularly gigging; playing festivals, local shows, and school-sponsored events.

At the start of 2012 the band officially switched its name to Jackson Kingsley. By this time the five high school juniors had established their own sound, by means of constant songwriting with influences from Kings of Leon, The Killers, and Coldplay. Not long after the beginning of the 2012, Jackson Kingsley began home-recording their first EP under their new name. Completed by the start of their senior year, the Jackson Kingsley EP featured “50 States”, “Tell Me Again”, “White Lies”, and soon-to-be local hit “Indiana”.

Said to be “the best purchase ever made” by those who bought it, the EP launched Jackson Kingsley into the higher ranks of the regional and local music scene. Filmed in the middle of their senior year, the “Indiana” music video was used to apply to an opening slot of a concert held by the immensely popular Philadelphia alternative radio station 104.5. Jackson Kingsley was able to make it to the final four out of hundreds of bands that applied. Although they didn’t win, they received the opportunity to play a free concert block party sponsored by 104.5 in Philadelphia with upcoming bands Atlas Genius and Family of the Year. With Jackson Kingsley's growing popularity, “Indiana” also received airtime on the radio.

Though the band members graduated high school and now attend college, they vow to remain a band and to keep moving forward with their musical ambitions. Jackson Kingsley is continually gigging, songwriting, and recording.

Band Members