Laurence Jones Rocks The Musician, Leicester

​Laurence Jones live at The Musician, Leicester, UK in October 2022.

Band: Laurence Jones (lead vocals/guitar), Bennett Holland (keys and backing vocals), Jack Alexander Timmis (bass) and Samuel Jenkins (drums)

Award-winning Shipston-on-Stour Blues musician Laurence Jones finished his UK tour for his new album Destination Unknown with a rockin’ performance at The Musician in Leicester.

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Laurence Jones, Jack Alexander Timmis and Sam JenkinsLaurence Jones (guitar), Jack Alexander Timmis (bass), and Sam Jenkins (drums)The new album was released by Marshall Records in September 2022 to great acclaim from radio, music press, and his fans, and its live performance honed to a brilliant set (according to Laurence) with his band being – Laurence Jones (guitar/vocals), Bennett Holland (Hammond keys and backing vocals), Jack Alexander Timmis (bass) and Sam Jenkins (drums).

His UK tour had included venues around the UK from Glasgow in Scotland to St Ives in Cornwall, his birth town of Liverpool, Cardiff in Wales to the legendary 100 Club in London, where guitar greats such as Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck had played to great reception and Laurence’s gig went down brilliantly with his fans.

The first half of his set in Leicester included most of the tracks from the Destination Unknown album including Anywhere With Me (the first single from the album), Can’t Keep You from Loving You, Give Me That Feeling, Gave It All Away, and Tonight.

The band members have assisted with some of the songs for this album with Holding Back written by Laurence Jones and his fiancé Amy Eftekhari about their blossoming relationship and life together. It also included the second single from the album I won’t Lie Again.

The title track Destination Unknown was written by Laurence Jones and keyboardist Bennett Holland with its James Bond theme style and haunting tune.

This song was followed by fan favourite the Laurence jones anthem, and the first song he wrote aged 18, the bluesy Thunder in the Sky, with the addition of the expressive keyboard playing of Bennett Holland.

Then for those Jimi Hendrix fans a rousing rendition of Purple Haze with its classic blues guitar work and singing.

The audience wanted more and so Laurence treated the fans to two encores his own Everything is Going to be OK and then the cover Stop Moving the house.

Laurence was supported by Leicester’s Jersey Budd who gave a great set of acoustic guitar playing, singing, and harmonica with his style influenced by Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

After a short break, Laurence Jones and his band will start their tour of The Netherlands on Thursday 3rd November at Q Factory in Amsterdam. He will be returning on Saturday 3rd December back to the UK at the Looe Blues Festival in Cornwall.

Laurence Jones Rocks The Musician, Leicester
WiderView Visual Media, Chris Roberts 29 October 2022
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