Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel

Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel

Sat, September 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$17.00 - $100.00

This event is 21 and over

Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel
Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel
This Fall will see the first North American tour by from storied English rock band Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel in 10 years. Last Fall, the band released Dance Underwater, their first studio album of new material in 14 years. I’m hoping you might consider advancing their show via feature, album review or advance blurb. Please let me know if you need the music.

For a band to stay relevant across decades is unusual — but to do so with much of the same line-up for most of that time is exceptional. Such is the case with Gene Loves Jezebel, which indicates that these musicians come together not only out of an appreciation for the memorable music they create, but also because they truly like and respect each other. Jay Aston (vocals), James Stevenson (guitars), Pete Rizzo (bass) and Chris Bell (drums) — with Peter Walsh producing — have created extraordinary GLJ songs for 30 years now. With their new album, they honour that legacy by expanding it.

When the group announced a crowdfunding drive for their first album of new material in 14 years, fan response was swift and overwhelming, with donations far exceeding the initial goal. It is impressive, given the length of time since the last GLJ release from these gentlemen, that this outfit still generates this much interest. The band rewarded fans’ loyalty and trust with an intimate look inside the writing and recording process, with members posting frequent social media updates from the studio. Fans loved hearing about the joy and intensity that generate GLJ songs, and in turn, their outpouring of enthusiasm seemed to spur the group to greater levels of creativity. This give-and-take revealed the depth of mutual respect and gratitude between the band and its fans.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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