Desmond Jones, Marketplace

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Desmond Jones is exactly what the music industry has been needing for quite some time. This 6 piece funky, jam band released their debut CD, “Marketplace”, in January and hit the ground running.

It is a unique blend of funk, blues, ska and a few other genres mixed in; to create a vibe unlike anything heard before. There are long instrumental intros that throw you in a trance, then they slip in mild vocals that grab hold and will not let you go. They have mesmerizing harmonies that give each song that extra something which boosts the sound to an even higher level of expertise. If there was only one word used to describe Desmond Jones, it would have to be simply, fun. However, that word does not describe the sensationalism of the full package.

But, fun none the less, from beginning to the end; these guys pour their hearts and souls into entertaining the masses with up tempo, hard driving, in your face, you have no choice but to like it, kind of music. They take fearless liberties that send the melodies in wild directions then gracefully comes back to the middle, only to take you on yet another ride.

Lyrically they touch on some pretty serious issues in an amazingly satisfying way that you forget the seriousness that revolves around each word. They have an interesting use of prosody that is not common practice, however, it works.

Hat’s off to Desmond Jones, their debut CD, “Marketplace”, is worthy of your attention and will be making waves undoubtedly. It is music they should be very proud of and a perfect start to their climb to the top. Visit them online at: http://desmondjones.bandcamp.com/ and do not be left behind. Buy their music and join in on their journey to success. Then we can all say, “I knew them when…..”

I rate this 5 out 5!

Rebecca Hosking – hoskingrebecca@gmail.com

  3 comments for “Desmond Jones, Marketplace

  1. March 5, 2013 at 9:37 am

    They are a wild bunch. On stage, they get lost in the music. Truely was extraordinary to see their performance.
    Here’s a short promo of them on stage:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cqtTM3eq2s

  2. John
    March 2, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Absolutely great intro album. It will be great to see their music progress as they continue to grow. The different musical blends they put into each and every song makes them unique and should be appreciated by everyone who listens. Keep on playing!

  3. Jonsy13091
    February 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Desmond Jones has a lot of heart. Great fun and puts on a terrific show.

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