“Sounds like an updated version of something that Stiff records would have released in the 70’s.”
Steve Lamacq on It’s All Gonna Blow
“Tom Waits, John Grant , Ian Dury. It’s all of that but has it’s own identity.” Geoff Lloyd
“He was the only act that truly stopped us on our tracks and held us through.” Get Into This (Liverpool Sound City Review)
In support of his upcoming single, My Kinda Girl, Scott Lavene has announced an 11 date UK tour throughout September. My Kinda Girl is the third in a series of singles put out this year that will pave the way for his forthcoming debut album in 2019.
Born in Essex, Scott Lavene was raised on power ballads, punk and swearing. In bands since his teens, Scott travelled about, scratching out a living with deadbeat jobs trying to find something to cling to. After couple of years in France and a brief stint in New York, including a playing at the infamous CBGB’s Scott returned to London and came close to a major label deal with his sordid songs.
Instead Scott disappeared on a rusty old boat, a floating shed, for five years. Hiding from the world. Broke and bemused. Solitude and lonely debauchery.
After five years of this Scott went kaput, so spent some time in a house for the bewildered where he emerged full of life and songs. A self released album in a band called Big Top Heartbreak led to being signed to Funnel Music as a solo artist.
The first single, ‘It’s All Gonna Blow’ has been played by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6Music show and Scott had a residency at the Brighton Fringe as well as a sell out show at Crofters Rights in Bristol for the 7inch vinyl release show.
Jayson Norris combines his love of singer-songwriters, indigenous music and all things rock, together with tones, harmonies and melodies that naturally come from his cultural and musical heritage of New Zealand. Creating his distinct sound of acoustic, roots-rock.
Jayson grew up singing and listening to his father’s records from, The Moody Blues, Queen, Chris Rea, The Cars and Bob Marley. When he reached his late teens he was listening to Guns n Roses, Lenny Kravitz, Radiohead, Nirvana and Ben Harper.
Now based in London, Jayson performs and works all over the globe. He headlines his own tours and has supported artists such as INXS, Shihad, Blue King Brown, The Blackseeds, Pete Murray, Six60, I Am Giant, Tiki Taane, Breaks Co Op, Katchafire, The Feelers, and Dave Dobbyn to name just a few.
Jayson’s newest EP, ERODED was released in October 2016. Engineered and Co-produced by Paul Matthews of
I AM GIANT. These new recordings are a combination of constant live performing, clever songwriting and new inspiration from working with peers and professionals over the past 20 years.