justAlive presenta: PJ BOND!
PJ Bond from New Brunswick (NJ) is staying on mainland Europe after his trip with Austin Lucas and will play a couple more shows across France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Austria from April 1st until 16th!
Support: Ellen Cox (UK)
01.04.2014 - Paris (F) @ La Mechanique Ondulatoire
02.04.2014 - Angers (F) @ Donald's Pub
03.04.2014 - Barcelona (ESP) @ Music Hall w/ We Are Scientists
04.04.2014 - Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia w/ We Are Scientists
05.04.2014 - Madrid (ESP) @ tba
06.04.2014 - Barcelona (ESP) @ tba
07.04.2014 - Marseille (F) @ tba
08.04.2014 - Milano (IT) @ Zog
09.04.2014 - Castiglione Della Stiviere (IT) @ Arci Dallo
10.04.2014 - Oberburg (CH) - Höfi
11.04.2014 - Geneve (CH) @ The Kraken Bar
12.04.2014 - Gstaad (CH) @ tba
13.04.2014 - St. Gallen (CH) @ House Show
14.04.2014 - Graz (AT) @ Sub
15.04.2014 - Wien (AT) @ Spice
16.04.2014 - Salzburg (AT) @ Cafe Denkmal
I'm in a Bad Way - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rvxr8B8_AI
Savannah - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJhfBe-_FBY
" PJ Bond has the unique ability to make even the darkest, most inwardly critical subject matter sound hopeful and sweet. There's something truly addictive about wrapping affliction and turmoil inside warm, comforting melodies. The fact is that underneath all Bond's uncertainty, there's a unflinching foundation of optimism. Ultimately, it's what keeps him grounded in reality while continuing to do what he does best, which is to write and perform amazingly heartfelt songs." - Beartrap PR
Having trodden the boards in a handful of bands (Outsmarting Simon, The Color Fred, Communipaw), New Jersey-based PJ Bond now steps up to the microphone solo, with his heart stitched firmly to his sleeve. Echoing the sensitivity and twinkling notions of Elliott Smith, along with the softness and charming strummings of Rocky Votolato, not to mention the upbeat alt-country nuances of My Morning Jacket, Bond's delivery is a little captivating. Frightfully endearing, he combines compelling storytelling sensibilities, with sobering reflections, underpinned by lush melodies and more than a hint of melancholy. -- RockSound 8/10
This song popped into my inbox two months ago, and I have been playing it on and off for weeks as the mood strikes. It's a fantastic track from the fantastic and unfortunately 'under-radared' songwriter PJ Bond. Whether it will be officially released is yet to be seen, but it is as of now slated for a potential " TBD 2012 vinyl release from Black Numbers. Past releases include and a 2009 LP entitled You Didn't Know I Was Alphabetical and last year's April 22: Vienna, Austria. He just finished a nearly two month European tour and will now gear up for some spring 2012 releases. -- Come Pick Me Up Zine
Ellen Cox is a Swing and Blues influenced Folk-Punk Singer-Songwriter from Rhayader in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales, UK.
Since starting her career in late 2008, she has been cutting her teeth in and around clubs, bars and festivals in Wales and England.
Initially Ellen began by supporting American touring artists like AJ Roach, Kate Campbell, Eliza Gilkyson and Eric Taylor.
She then moved on to playing with and supporting bands in and around the punk, rock and metal scene, honing her style and taking influence from the strong rhythms and attitudes found in these genres.
More recently she has shared the stage with great contemporary artists like New Model Army, David Rovics, Beans On Toast, Vinnie Caruana, Crazy Arm, Emily Barker, Oxygen Thief, Prosperina, Hermitage Green, Exit International, Glossary, Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun, Austin Lucas, Walter Schreifels, Exit International, Prosperina, Gaz Brookfield and PJ Bond.
This year Ellen has had radio play on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cardiff and Radio Bronglais to name a few and has been featured in both Front and Soundscape magazines.
She also played at Hit the Deck Festival in Bristol this year, alongside bands like Sonic Boom Six, done Broco, Pure Love, Max Raptor, Feed The Rhino, Bleeding Through and Gnarwolves.
Ellen has 3 self-produced EP's and a few compilation CDs under her belt and a strong, hardworking, DIY ethic.