ABOUT - Stevie Jones and The Wildfires
Stevie Jones and The Wildfires hail from Northants UK and create a unique blend of acoustic-driven rock. Originally a trio who met at one of singer songwriters Stevie’s Jones ‘Wildfire Sessions’ Open Mic’s the original line up featured ex Martin Stephenson and The Daintees bassist Lou Short alongside the tech-Metal inspired Jake Patrick. After assembling a set centred around Stevie’s strong acoustic based original they began gigging hard and in 2015 recorded a crowd funded debut album ‘Stratigraphic Heart’. Recorded at Parlour Studios in Kettering with acclaimed producers Russ Russell and Neil Haynes it featured a number of guests including Marshall Gill from New Model Army, receiving favourable reviews.
The line up expanded not long after release in 2016 to include guitarist Vassilis Damitriadis, with Bob Dabrowski coming in on bass with Autumn Dawn Leader an occasional guest on piano and vocals. The second album Angels and Sirens‘ produced by Adam Ellis on Deadline Studios, Leicester was released this March and featured appearances from LA guitarist Janet Robin (String Revolution, Lindsay Buckingham Band) and top Leicester harp player Sean Clutterham. The songs are split between hard-edged guitar based songs and more delicate acoustic arrangements which matches the band’s ability to adapt to different moods both live and in the studio, touching tales of modern day sex, love, politics and life in the music industry.
‘A hint of Counting Crows, The Long Ryders, Stone Temple Pilots and the band’s long time heroes New Model Army...Timeless wistfulness combined with rollocking rhythms keeps the album cooking from end to end’.
Rock Society Magazine
'the hybrid sound of pleasure'
Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *
‘wordy lyrics with rootsy Rock music. Acoustic guitars underpin the songs, but there’s some fiery electric guitar to be found as well....a bright and energetic album..’
Duncan Jamieson, Rocktopia, Fireworks Magazine
ABOUT - Stevie Jones
His solo set is is not only a stripped down version of what you might see with the band - he always plays to the room, blending his back catalogue and true life stories with a wide range of covers and influences spanning from David Bowie to Van Morrison to Neil Young and Ryan Adams and much more.
''..one of the hardest working musicians I know and a man absolutely dedicated to his craft.'
Kevin Buxton, Kontraroots