EP26 - Neil Jones - Stone Foundation - “Moved by an action that changes the pattern of things…”

Neil Jones from Stone Foundation joins me for Episode 26.

Neil formed the Midlands-based Soul band with Neil Sheasby in 1997.

A band that continue to raise the bar with every release - and a band who have worked so collaboratively with Paul Weller in recent years.

2017's breakthrough LP, Street Rituals was produced by Paul, who also features on all the tracks (piano, guitar & vocal including lead vocal on ‘Your Balloon Is Rising’). Two songs - ‘The Limit of a Man’ & ‘Colour Of’ - are co-writes with a Jones/Sheasby/Weller credit.

Everybody, Anyone in 2018, featured 11 new songs and a sprinkling of guest musicians including Kathryn Williams, Dr Robert, Mick Talbot, Steve White, & The Average White Band’s Hamish Stuart, and unable to stay away, Paul Weller sneaks back in with a bit of piano, guitar and BVs on a couple of tracks.

Is Love Enough? was again recorded at Paul Weller's Black Barn Studios in Surrey and continues their fruitful collaboration with another killer collaboration with Deeper Love. Paul also provides backing vocals on ‘Picture A Life’ and joins the band and plays guitar on ‘Af-Ri-Ka’, ‘Help Me’, and ‘Love’s Interlude (II)’. 

The band have also supported Paul on tour + Mr Weller has joined them on stage at their gigs too.

Check out some Stone Foundation with Paul Weller below

Back in the Game

Your Balloon is Rising

Deeper Love

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