TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE: JON PALMER ACOUSTIC BAND – unplugged four piece
The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a high energy “folk, roots and rock & roll” band, based in-and-around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. Best described as “exploding out of the same box as The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, and The Waterboys”. The band have a great reputation on the live circuit.
Amongst a host of accolades, the band, who regularly perform at festivals and venues across the North of England. has been hailed “A blur of hedonistic delight” by Fatea Showcases and “the best upbeat folk band around” by the Yorkshire Gig Guide.
They are known as the “go to” band for finishing off the night in a joyful, energetic, and chorus filled way.
With the release their latest album “One Fine Day” the band received outstanding reviews in the national and local music press.
The album was produced by the highly regarded David Crickmore (Steve Tilston, Pete Coe, Jez Lowe) and comprises 12 new songs all written by Jon. The subject matters are varied and far ranging including songs about the musically rich Yorkshire market town of Otley so strongly associated with the band, an economic migrant, a big road, Trump, Brexit, murder, making a new start, a highway woman, and a depressed 19th century mill worker.
One Fine Day features Jon’s excellent band throughout, along with Edwina Hayes, an established solo artist in her own right, on harmony vocals. Guesting on guitar and backing vocals on several songs is Baz Warne from The Stranglers. Producer David Crickmore also gets to play a range of instruments on many of the tracks.
“12 excellent songs…. their best album to date… great musicians… a fine songwriter… Jon’s written his finest set of songs yet” RnR Magazine
“Outstanding folk rock collection….some of the finest folk rock that your writer has ever heard….Palmer is a superb songwriter… wonderful melodies and soaring choruses, … contemporary, interesting and vibrant…style, wit and panache. Buy this album, seek out their gigs. You won’t regret it” Maverick Magazine
“the band’s best album so far….. 12 great songs… Jon’s a skilled storyteller and one of the delights of the album is listening as the songs unfold, often in unexpected ways” Folking.com
“folk-rock at it’s finest, with insightful song-writing and top-class musicianship” Fatea
“a superlative example of the genre…. beautifully phrased, insightfully observed, totally contemporary” TykesStirrings
“Twelve tracks of brilliance… Fairport with balls….. It’s already my album of the year for 2020. You’ll have to go some to dislodge it” Folk Roundabout
“Fully justifies the oft-invoked comparisons with hallowed acts such as Lindisfarne, The Waterboys, Merry Hell, The Saw Doctors and The Pogues” The Living Tradition
Music in the Shire Oak Room from 7pm – 9.15pm approx.
Drinks and snacks will be available, table service only. Payment by card preferred.
Last orders 8.45pm – ABK closing time 9.00pm
Audience numbers will be limited and social distancing will be required. Masks to be worn except when eating, drinking or exempt.
Tickets £5.00 available from HEART reception and online
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