Bill Jones - acclaimed UK folksinger
teacher and workshop leader
5 February 2018
Well, I've been writing/arranging songs, and I'm now up to eight songs for my new album that I'm intending to record over the summer and put out towards the end of 2018. I'm back cowriting with Anne Hills, which I'm really enjoying. I decided I needed to become more organised, so I have someone working with me and helping with the admin side of things. She (Cheryl) has been updating my old mailing list, and is going to help me keep this page up to date, and to set up a Facebook page too.
I'm also in the process of setting up two charity gigs, one in Sunderland and one in London. This is something I have been meaning to do since 2011, when I received a lot of support during a particularly bad time, from a small UK charity called Arc . I would like to try and raise some money for them, no matter how small, to say thank you. It looks like these gigs will be in the first two weeks of July 2018, and I'll also be putting out a (new) song on Bandcamp, the proceeds of which will go straight to Arc. More information here, and how to buy tickets, when the venues and date are confirmed.
19 January 2017
Hi, Bill here, doing an update that I should have done a long time ago!
In May 2016, I went to Tokyo, Japan. I played one solo gig, and another one as support to amazing band Flook, both gigs were in Tokyo. Thanks to Yoko at The Music Plant for hosting me and looking after me so well. I also had a great time out and about in Tokyo with Flook and Yoko, and have some great memories (including an evening of karaoke of course!).
performing in a packed concert room in Tokyo.
On stage with Flook for their encore, at The Music Exchange, Shibuya, on 15/5/2016.
In March 2016 I went back into Brian Bedford's studio in Birdsedge and recorded four songs. These are intended to form part of a new album, that I'm aiming to put out towards the end of I'm currently gearing up to write more songs for this project, both solo and with Anne Hills.
singing at my great friend Karen's wedding in August 2016, Union Chapel, London.