The Ashton Jones Project

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

The UK’s very own rising stars of soul & funk ‘The Ashton Jones Project’ bring their energetic, vibrant show to PizzaExpress Holborn for the group’s first full London outing. Performing songs from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘TOAST’, and with influences including James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Rick James and Prince, this evening of funk and fervour is sure to feature soulful melodies, gritty funk and sparks of falsetto; with an audience captivating brand of energy, flare and musicianship. With global streams nearing 500k in only 6 months, and support from Craig Charles, Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music, this is a gig you do not want to miss.

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"A deep pleasure, as if Earth Find & Fire worked with Stevie Wonder and got Prince in for a guest-spot"

Vanguard Magazine

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Hailing from Ipswich, Suffolk, Ashton Jones is one of the UK’s most promising funk, soul recording artists and songwriters, rapidly becoming known for his vibrant and dynamic live performances. Courted by Amazon this year to front their global commercial campaign singing Freddie Scott’s classic soul groove ‘You Got What I Need’, Ashton has a throwback style rarely seen on this side of the Atlantic. His group ‘The Ashton Jones Project’, features some of the country’s most talented and burgeoning musicians, whose live performance credits include artists such as Cory Wong, Beverley Knight, Joss Stone & Pee Wee Ellis.

With musical influences including James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Rick James and Prince, The Ashton Jones Project delivers soulful melodies, gritty funk and sparks of falsetto; with an audience captivating brand of energy, flare and musicianship. Following the success of their self-titled debut EP and follow-up single 'Hard Work Dedication', the group returned with their hotly anticipated debut album ‘TOAST’, a contemporary interpretation of funk soul music described by Vanguard Magazine "as if Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder worked together and got Prince in for a guest-spot". 

The group have had significant support from Radio 2, Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6 music and BBC Introducing, and have performed on tour with Grammy award winning ‘Shalamar’, and legendary UK soul dons Incognito. With nearly 500k global streams in the last 6 months alone, The Ashton Jones Project are set to appear at Pizza Express Holborn for a breath-taking night of soul and funk music.

Band Lineup

Ashton Jones (vocals)
RJ Simmonds (drums)
Harry Greene (guitar)
Craig Rogers (bass)
Matt Carter (keyboards)
Henry Lawry (trumpet)
Andy Brush (sax)
Trevor Jones (trombone)
Aaron O’Connor (percussion)