TESS OF THE CIRCLE

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TESS OF THE CIRCLE - Grunge Rock Acoustic Rock Melodic Garage Rock Live Act in Oxfordshire

TESS OF THE CIRCLE Short Info

High profile emerging British Independent Rock Act.

“Wow! That’s mighty! It’s excellent !”
– JANICE LONG, BBC RADIO 2 (Single Worldwide Debut)

'So catchy that song ! It's got a real summer vibe to it !'
- Wyatt, PLANET ROCK

'Not to be ignored' - Mojo

'Upbeat and catchy' - The Telegtraph

'Got a great sound those guys! Really like it!'
- Amazing Rock Show, AMAZING RADIO

'A huge sound!'
- BBC INTROCUDING

With 12 BBC Radio sessions last year, major festivals this year (including Glastonbury 2015 and the Acoustic Festival Of Great Britain 2015) and an outstanding 11 album tracks from their album THORNS played on UK National Radio; it was a matter of time until you came across TESS OF THE CIRCLE.

TESS OF THE CIRCLE is a British independent band that focuses on the songs of male songwriter TESS JONES and a collective of participating musicians. With a new line up for 2015, the forthcoming album 'AMPLIFY' promises shades of 70's rock fused with hints of grunge and indie. TESS' established acoustic guitar riffs and biographical lyrics have previously seen him gain widespread critical recognition and repeat national airplay. But this year focuses on a new rock groove driven sound, adding intent to the intimacy of Jones' words. The album sees a return collaboration between Tess and his lead guitarist LEE CLIFTON. They are joined by one of the strongest rhythm sections the UK has to offer, BEN DRUMMOND on bass and PAUL STONE on drums.

Radio:
- 12 BBC RADIO SESSIONS in a year (including BBC Radio 2, BBC London, BBC Oxford)
- a stunning 11 tracks from their albums have been played on BBC RADIO 2 on 6 different shows.
- Multiple BBC Introducing plays
- ABSOLUTE RADIO 'Emerging Icon' featured artist
- Previous Press coverage includes Mojo, Acoustic Magazine, The Telegraph, The Independent, Guitar Techniques, UK Associated Press, Hifi+, Maverick, Rock and Reel. Guitar and Bass, Fireworks, Classic Rock Society, Fatea etc etc...

Albums:
THORNS (2013) Produced by Brit Award winner Chris Potter. (The Verve 'Urban Hymns' )
AMPLIFY (coming 2015) Produced by Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Scott Matthews, The Twang, Grace Jones)

Festivals sample:
Glastonbury Festival (9 shows), Cambridge Rock Festival (headline Acoustic Stage), Acoustic Festival of Britain, Broadstairs Folk Week (multiple dates), Beautiful Days Festival, Secret Gardren, Small World Festival (multiple dates), Lakefest, Lunar Festival, Rochester Sweeps Festival, Salisbury Festival, St Pancras Station Sessions, Oxjam, Cowley Road Carnival (headline), Music at The Crossroads, Canterbury Ale Festival, Ashford Festival, Create Festival.

Supports Slots/Tours sample:
Joan Armatrading (Support), Jermiah Brothers (The Feeling) support, Dan Reed Network (support), Maddy Prior (support),

Venue sample:
Birmingham Symphony Hall (full capacity audience), Ronnie Scotts (London), The Bedford (London), The Elgin (London), Rich Mix (London), The Jam House (Birmingham)
, Portobello Acoustic Sessions, Proud Camden (multiple dates), The Convent, Jericho Tavern (Oxford), The Bullingdon (Oxford), Actress and Bishop (Birmingham), Aloft (London).
Cv:
www.tessofthecircle.com/cv

Sample tracks from the album:
https://soundcloud.com/riff-raff-pr/sets/tess-of-the-circle-thorns/

TESS OF THE CIRCLE is a British independent collective that focuses on the songs of male songwriter Tess Jones and a collective of participating musicians. With a new album line up for 2013, the album 'Thorns' introduces shades of 70's electric rock into the established acoustic guitar riffs and biographical lyrics that had previously seen Tess gain widespread critical recognition. Mixing intimacy with intent, this evolution of style came primarily from touring. Upon completion of the writing of the album Tess recruited a collective of talented musicians to add a distinctive band sound. The album also welcomes newcomer Lee Clifton on guitar who has bought an extra element through his lead work.

Fresh from their BBC RADIO 2 live session for Bob Harris TESS OF THE CIRCLE are taking their brand of upbeat electro-acoustic rock on the road.

Radio:
- 10 BBC RADIO SESSIONS in a year (including BBC Radio 2, BBC London, BBC Oxford)
- a stunning 7 tracks from their latest album tracks currently on BBC RADIO 2
- Support from 5 BBC Radio 2 shows
- BBC Introducing
- Absolute Radio emerging icon

Album:
Produced by Chris Potter. (The Verve 'Urban Hymns' )

Festivals/gigs:
Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Lunar, Cambridge Rock Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Rochester Sweeps, Lakefest, Ronnie Scotts, Joan Armatrading support, Maddy Prior support, BIrmingham Symphony Hall. Many more,... see www.tessofthecircle.com !!

Cv:
www.tessofthecircle.com/cv

Sample tracks from the album:
https://soundcloud.com/riff-raff-pr/sets/tess-of-the-circle-thorns/

High profile emerging British Independent Rock Act.

“Wow! That’s mighty! It’s excellent !”
– JANICE LONG, BBC RADIO 2 (Single Worldwide Debut)

'So catchy that song ! It's got a real summer vibe to it !'
- Wyatt, PLANET ROCK

'Not to be ignored' - Mojo

'Upbeat and catchy' - The Telegtraph

'Got a great sound those guys! Really like it!'
- Amazing Rock Show, AMAZING RADIO

'A huge sound!'
- BBC INTROCUDING

With 12 BBC Radio sessions last year, major festivals this year (including Glastonbury 2015 and the Acoustic Festival Of Great Britain 2015) and an outstanding 11 album tracks from their album THORNS played on UK National Radio; i...

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Past Gigs TESS OF THE CIRCLE

  • 07 | 2015 See website WWW.TESSOFTHECIRCLE.COM
  • 06 | 2015 Acoustic Festival Of Britain 2015 See band website
  • 06 | 2015 Glastonbury Festival 2015 See band website

Discography TESS OF THE CIRCLE

  • 2015 Amplify Album | Vintage Voice Records Ltd
  • 2013 Thorns Album | Vintage Voice Records /Cadiz / Universal
  • 2010 Magpie Album | Vintage Voice Records /Cadiz / Universal

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Origin

  • Oxfordshire GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Tess Jones Vocals, Guitar
  • Lee Clifton Electric Guitar
  • Darren Edwards Bass (Live)
  • Paul Stone Drums
  • Ben Drummond Bass
  • Jase Thornton Drums (Live)

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