Jon Boden & The Remnant King, Union Chapel, London, 21st November 2019

This evening at the Union Chapel kicked-off in a low key way with Jon Boden wandering on stage and explaining that there wasn’t really a planned support, but that multi-instrumentalist Rob Harbron would do twenty minutes or so on English concertina. And this he duly did with a series of meandering tunes taken from his … Continue reading “Jon Boden & The Remnant King, Union Chapel, London, 21st November 2019”

Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings “Rose In June” (Hudson Records, 2019)

Jon Boden is best known as the leader of English folk band Bellowhead. This new album, his fourth solo work, is more diverse in sound and feel than his former group, despite relying at least partly on traditional songs. ‘Rose in June’, which Boden acknowledges hearing through the work of Lou Killen, opens the album and has … Continue reading “Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings “Rose In June” (Hudson Records, 2019)”

Jon Boden’s fourth solo album out soon, tour to follow

Jon Boden’s fourth solo album has been announced – it’s called ‘Rose in June‘ and will be out on Hudson Records on the 1st of November.  It isn’t the direct follow up to 2017’s ‘Afterglow‘ which was the second of a trilogy of albums drawing inspiration from a post-apocalypse vision of a world without fossil … Continue reading “Jon Boden’s fourth solo album out soon, tour to follow”

Jon Boden announces Spring 2018 dates

As both a “him” and a “them”. Ex-Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden will hit the road firstly as a solo act in mid-April, starting at Brecon’s Theatr Brycheiniog before picking up The Remnant Kings later in the month at Saltaire’s Victoria Hall. Jon recently shared this short clip below of him performing Fires Of Midnight as part of … Continue reading “Jon Boden announces Spring 2018 dates”

Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Scala, London, 22nd November 2017

Those who still pine for the folk excesses of Bellowhead can take some comfort from Jon Boden’s latest outfit. After a solo tour Jon Boden has got the old band back together and is taking new album Afterglow out on tour with The Remnant Kings, backed up by the string trio that is the Remnant Strings. … Continue reading “Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Scala, London, 22nd November 2017”

Jon Boden “Afterglow” (Hudson Records, 2017)

Jon Boden is of course a significant figure in the English folk scene – Spiers & Boden set a new benchmark for duo’s to meet, Bellowhead became a major label crossover band, and his legendary Folk Song a Day project was a landmark contribution towards a singing revival. Constantly pushing at boundaries his solo output … Continue reading “Jon Boden “Afterglow” (Hudson Records, 2017)”

Jon Boden, Cecil Sharp House, London, 3rd October 2017

October was kind to us – although Cecil Sharp House has many performance sized rooms this particular gig was pitched in the garden space. With the wall and trees of the garden as a fairy-light lit backdrop in the fading Autumn light, and with a bonfire lit in a large oil-drum brazier, the scene had … Continue reading “Jon Boden, Cecil Sharp House, London, 3rd October 2017”

Jon Boden – here, there and everywhere in November

Giant of the folk scene Jon Boden is making a late attempt at the “hardest working man in folk” crown.  Not content with releasing a new album – Afterglow – this month and preparing to take this out on a full band tour in November, Jon Boden has also decided he has time for a … Continue reading “Jon Boden – here, there and everywhere in November”

Jon Boden “All the Stars are Coming Out Tonight” – Listen

12-time BBC Folk Award winner (greedy) and ex-Bellowhead frontman, Jon Boden has just shared his new single All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight in advance of his new solo album ‘Afterglow’ which arrives on October 6th via Hudson Records. Speaking about the new track, Boden says: “Without easy access to electric light and with … Continue reading “Jon Boden “All the Stars are Coming Out Tonight” – Listen”

Jon Boden “Moths in the Gaslight” – Listen

Jon Boden is the ex lead singer of folk legends (we can safely say that now they’ve disbanded) Bellowhead and he’s just announced a new album “Afterglow” which will be released on October 6th on Hudson Records.  It will be his first album proper since disbanding the band and a companion release to his 2009 … Continue reading “Jon Boden “Moths in the Gaslight” – Listen”