Teenage singer-song writing sensation, Gabriella Jones (18), is certainly set for a bright future. Having already amazed crowds at festivals such as Wireless and Hard Rock Calling, as well as playing support slots for Bryan Adams, Jay Z, Pink, Bon Jovi and Roxy Music, the stage is set for Jones to emerge as a true talent.
The upcoming release of her EP, ‘Hey You’, is sure to build upon these early successes and put Jones firmly on the musical map. Combining a mixture of rock, pop and blues influences, Jones’ versatile voice and guitar playing are central to the tracks. Vocally, Jones evokes comparisons to Alanis Morrisette, with the soul and phrasing of a female Paul Rodgers, highlighting both her great restraint and raw vocal talent. Her skills on the guitar also show through, whether she is picking on an acoustic in the beautiful ‘Blue Hills and Purple Butterflies’, or rocking away on her Les Paul in ‘Hey You’, her musical understanding is clearly evident.
Praise has already been heaped on the eighteen year-old following her incredible live performances. Her vocals have been described as both ‘unique (Hard Rock Calling Review 2011)’ and ‘stunning (Oxjam Music Festival)’, as well as having the power to ‘fill the whole arena (LG Arena Forum Review. December 4th 2011). Since the tender age of 16, Jones has inspired these types of positive reviews, some of which have been featured in The Observer, Birmingham Mail and The Mercury. Expect more of these with the release of her dazzling new work ‘Hey You’.
‘Hey You’ is released on 17th December 2012.