FL Jones

FL Jones

Webpage: http://www.myspace.com/fljones
Location: New York, NY, USA
Description: Becoming Myself -The solo debut from FL Jones, The album sounds like an eclectic funky mix of Prince before he got religious, and Seal with a little more funk.
Biography: Melody has always played an important role in the life of FL Jones.  From performing for the
amusement of his father’s friends at the local barbershop at the age of 5, to singing backups for
Celine Dion at a private party attended by statesman from around the world; the music has
always come first.  The music of his older siblings left a permanent mark on the development of
this artist.  There was a simple magic in Stevie, Donnie, Prince, Aretha, and Parliament. The blue
lights, the coconut incense and cocoa butter lotion, all of these sounds and smells can be
found in his music.

Although a member of the Hip-Hop generation, FL was always more drawn to bands, live
instrumentation and musicality.  He developed his performance skills in night clubs, theatres,
and industrials across the eastern U.S. He soon began writing and producing demos for others, refining his skills as a songwriter. When he felt he was ready, he made the move to New York city.

6 months after arriving in New York, FL landed a leading role in the Australian Company of the
Broadway musical “RENT” produced by Cameron Macintosh.  While performing in Australia, he
became an Aussie sensation.  Performing as a solo artist in front of millions on various television
programs; culminating in an interview and pictorial in Australian “Rolling Stone”. 
After a year, FL returned to the states where he was cast in the “RENT” National Tour.

After some time on the road, FL was ready to make his
mark as an artist and a songwriter. He began performing in prestigious venues around the city. Such
as the Jazz Standard, Le Bar Bat, The Bitter End, and The Cutting Room.  At the same time he scored
the feature film ”200 American”, providing the underscoring, incidental, and original songs for the
entire film.  He also worked as a composer and Music supervisor for the films “ Whirlwind”,
“RAW Moves” , and most recently The Film “Family” by Faith Trimel.

FL is excited to announce the release of his debut full length CD “Becoming Myself”.
With an airtight production by his partner Myer Lansky, the songs on the album
combine the intensity of modern urban music, with the musicality of the masters. Upbeat,
poignant, and funky, the new record shatters the notion of what is Soul Music.

For Immediate Release: October 28, 2009
Contact: FL Jones

E-mail: fl_jones2002@yahoo.com
Electronic EPK: www.sonicbids.com/fljones

FL Jones Nominated for New Artist of The Year at www.Soultracks.com!

FL Jones was recently nominated by the readers @ soultracks.com for New Artist of the Year!  FL Was selected from hundreds of write in nominations for the prestigious award!  Readers were asked to write in their nominations and then the list was whittled down to the top 20. FL is especially honored to be nominated as Soultracks.com is one of, if not the largest indie soul websites in the world!

FL Jones’s music reflects his rich and diverse life experiences; from serving his country as a US Marine in the Gulf, to touring the world as a cast member of the Broadway musical, RENT, to serving as a fierce advocate for at-risk youth in inner city New York.  The stories of his life form the fabric of the music he writes. FL has been profiled in Australian Rolling Stone magazine and has performed alongside artists such as James Brown, Celine Dion, and CeCe Penniston. Reflecting influences fromPrince to Stevie Wonder to Beck, his unique sound conveys a depth of feeling often missing from today’s popular music.

FL Jones will be performing Uptown on Nov. 11th @ Ashford and Simpsons legendary venue “Sugar Bar” located at 254 w. 72nd st. New York, New York on Nov. 11th @ 8:45 pm.  FL will be performing as part of the Rock and Soul event sponsored by Make it Happen Entertainment.

FL Jones is available for phone interviews.  Please contact FL Jones at fl_jones2002@yahoo.com for scheduling information.

Visit FL’s website at www.fljones.com for more information, including mp3’s and contact info.

Be sure to visit his online press kit at http://www.sonicbids.com/fljones for full bio, detailed copy, and downloadable print quality photos.

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