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An Evening with Edgar Jones @ Future Yard

25 February @ 7:00 pm

£11.00

A true icon of the Merseyside music scene, Edgar Jones’ eight studio album-strong back catalogue ranges from psychedelic lysergic garage rock to smooth southern soul, jazz and RnB. The Guardian referred to him as “the man who led cosmic scousers up the Stairs of perception” in their Cult Heroes series, while Noel Gallagher called his album Soothing Music For Stray Cats “The best record to come out of Liverpool, ever”. Join us as Jones and his band take us on a trip through his records through to some brand new material.

A true cult hero, Edgar Jones forged his reputation in a red hot gumbo of jazz, garage, RnB, soul, blues, rock and ska under the banner of his bands The Stairs, The Isrites, The Big Kids, The Joneses and as a virtuosic lone wolf (Edgar Summertyme, Edgar ‘Jones’ Jones, The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing). Jones’ versatile output snaked its way through The Viper Label‘s output during a particularly fertile period in Liverpool underground music throughout the 90s and into the 2000s, and yet his talent still manages to stand tall over the rest.

2005’s stunning Soothing Music For Stray Cats album was an innovative blend of jazz, soul, RnB and rock ’n’ roll recorded on an eight track cassette portastudio donated to Jones by legendary former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Noel Gallagher said of the album: “It bent my head, man. It’s probably one of the best records I have ever heard…”

Jones has played bass for Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Saint Etienne and The La’s, but it’s his contribution to the lore of Liverpool music that is his greatest contribution. Whether you’re a Stairs nut, a Stray Cats aficionado or a worshipper at the Temple Of Edgar DJ Set, you’ve been touched by the same magic.

Future Yard presents
An Evening With Edgar Jones
Friday 25th February 2022
75 Argyle Street
Doors 7pm
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Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.

 

Details

Date:
25 February
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
£11.00
Website:
https://futureyard.seetickets.com/event/an-evening-with-edgar-jones/future-yard/2202721

Venue

Future Yard
75 Argyle Street,
Birkenhead, CH41 6AB United Kingdom
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