Singer | Songwriter | Recording Artist | Producer
"Gary Edward Jones is an undiscovered gem! His songs are beautiful and he is a brilliant live performer too. If there is any justice, his new album, The Cabinet Maker, should achieve the recognition it deserves."
Amy Wadge, Grammy Award Winner, co-writer, Ed Sheeran
"Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in a 2015 style... Lots of vast American horizons under a blanket of a starlit night. Gary Edward Jones will soothe the soul."
Tom Baxter, singer-songwriter
"The Gary Edward Jones Cabinet Maker album launch gig! Last year, I went to see Neil Young at the NEC. Now, I love Neil Young with a passion, that is difficult to comprehend. But Gary's show was better! By a country mile! If you weren't there last night, then you'll never know just how sublime it was. Because I don't possess the words to describe it. By trade, Gary is a cabinet maker and the craftsmanship that this demands clearly spills out into his music. Each song is crafted with such care and attention to detail, that even if you could change something, you wouldn't. Because each piece is its own story, its own message, its own emotion, it's own expression. Even the band is a perfect blend, with each member being part of the whole, rather than an obvious component. Just as it should be. You listen to the guitar lick, or those amazing vocal harmonies, but you still hear the whole thing. And so there is a natural and perfect balance to this band. Gary does have a knack of surrounding himself with amazing musicians, who have a complete and natural understanding of his music. And so I look back on last night and compare it with all the gigs I've been to and I can honestly say, that it was one of the best shows I've ever been to. In my entire life! Thanks Gary, for your amazing music and for your fabulous band. You are the real deal!" Alan Rutherford, The Madhouse, Burton-on-Trent
"There is nothing manufactured, just an album of pure joy."
Ian D. Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision
"Gary Edward Jones' debut album, 'The Cabinet Maker', is an absolute gem; from the beautifully crafted songs and superb musicianship from Gary and his highly-talented friends, to the meticulously engineered and produced tracks, putting many a mega-budget album to shame. The Cabinet Maker reached #1 in the Radio Caroline Countdown of Album Sounds over Christmas 2014, and deservedly so."
Graham Coull, Producer, Radio Caroline
"Gary is an exceptionally talented songwriter. His lyrical prose covers a truly wide variety of subjects and manages to slip netween the metaphorically poetic and the plain-speaking to-the-point in a way that few can at this level. Lines like 'The clocks they turn but no lessons are learnt' from the song, Bang Bang Bang, form pieces of critical, social and political commentary, whereas songs like Mr Lonely Times and All I Want is You are much more along the lines of poignant self-reflection and very honest expression."
Jon Fellowes, Seba Rashi Culture Zine
"Sublime debut album!"
Dave Monks, BBC Introducing, Radio Merseyside
"Best group I have heard for a very long time at the Eisteddfod (Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod). Bought the CD as well."
David Roberts, LlME
"Gary is a great performer and a rare talent. Brilliant self-penned songs, totally entrance the audience with soulful, stimulating and at times provocative lyrics. A real smooth guitar style wrapped up with an occasional funky back beat, just illuminate each lyric line perfectly. The band take all this and roll it up tight then present the whole lot with precision, immaculate production.The whole show is a joyful experience, delivered with masterful skill, but always with a sincere, warm heart. Perfect."
Derry Jones, Organiser, Woodman Folk Club.
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Bang Bang Bang Official Video Review....
"Gary Edward Jones’ exquisite artistry channels many of the great songwriters of the last 50 years. From the laconic melodies of the Californian halcyon days to the mystical depths of the British folk giants like John Martyn and Nick Drake, all the references inform his music and concoct their own special brew. A conscience without evangelism entwined with a voice created in the bee hive and guitar playing so achingly beautiful are the cornerstones of his single “Bang Bang Bang". The song is one of the many stand out tracks on his bewitching The Cabinet Maker album. It immediately invades the subconscious and appears frequently throughout the days, after absorbing its thought provoking message, wrapped up in a myriad of hooks. The message is at once ambiguous but in juxtaposition with an eloquent monologue of how many of us feel about the modern world. "The clocks they turn but no lessons are learnt". We have all the knowledge but take none of the actions to stop our planet’s decline. Accompanying the release is an astonishing video featuring a melancholic, yet optimistic little robot. He channels the principals of mindfulness whilst simultaneously facing an uncertain future. Modern philosophy combined with a global sense of apathy. His fate is seemingly sealed but yet open to the imagination to determine. Both song and video stand alone as great examples of sublime artistry. Taken together they compliment each other to a profound level; moving, hypnotic and soothing in a heartbeat. Take the time to listen to an artist at the top of his game with a prolific catalogue of soaring songs left to discover."
Review of the official video for Bang Bang Bang by Mark Andrews