British Music Award
2014 & 2015 Young Artist of the Year
Other artists might have more miles on the clock, but the twenty-something bandleader has made the years count, having already released a critically acclaimed debut in 2012’s Thunder In The Sky (five-star from Get Ready To Rock magazine), opened for heavyweights including Walter Trout and Buddy Whittington and won comparisons with Robin Trower from BBC Radio 2.
“Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy” – BBC Radio 2
Get ready to Rock magazine gave the debut album “Thunder In The Sky” a five-star rating;
“Laurence Jones is a wise musical head on young shoulders and ‘Thunder in the Sky’ is an excellent debut album, its worth five stars”.
The young gunslinger of the blues Laurence Jones has sensationally signed a deal with “Ruf Records”. His Debut album for the label and 2nd album for Laurence was recorded at the Legendary Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B King and Derek trucks have recorded. A catalogue of big names appear on the album including Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito.
Winner of the 2014 British Blues Award for “Young Artist of the Year”; he went on to win it again in 2015. At just 24 years old, he is already making a big name for himself.
Walter Trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour, saying;
“Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy; he is a genius”
“Classic Rock – Blues Magazine” – Call him the “Future of the blues” and the “next big thing”.. with 2nd album “Temptation” British band leader Laurence Jones has turned his hot-tip potential into fully formed brilliance, and officially graduated from boy wonder to the main man.
The future of British blues? On the strength of this album, don’t bet against it.
“Blues & Soul” – The brand new album on Ruf Records “Temptation” will scoop awards and put Laurence firmly on the map.
Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as “Blues Rocks youngest Talent” and was featured on the “Blues Fury C.D along with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and much more.
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