jono mccleery Seeds of a Dandelion (CD, £10.50)label: Counter Records
Jono McCleery - a man blessed with a truly magical, heart-melting soul voice and skills on the guitar to match - releases a suite of acoustic cover versions of songs that date from 1941 to 2013, encompassing works by Billie Holiday, Scott Walker, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Atoms For Peace, Beyoncé and Peven Everett with Roy Davis Jr. Recorded over 10 days at Urchin Studio in East London - Tim Rowkins took on recording, production and mixing duties (as he did on Jono’s 2015 album ‘Pagodes’) - whilst Dan See (Jamie Woon / Nick Mulvey), Milo Fitzpatrick (Portico Quartet) and Steve Pringle (Michael Kiwanuka) provided drums / percussion, bass and keys / organ respectively. Jono self-released his debut album ‘Darkest Light’ in 2008. His second album ‘There Is’, released in 2011, began his association with Counter Records and brought him widespread critical acclaim. ‘Pagodes’ followed in 2015.
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