[lastfm]JP, Chrissie, and The Fairground Boys [/lastfm] performed Live from Studio X this afternoon. Check back here at 93XRT.com for photos and video posted soon.
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[pullquote quote=”I certainly could not have guessed that in a matter of months I would be recording with J P and 3 members of Big Linda who would be henceforth referred to as ‘The Fairground Boys’. “]JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys – Biography by [lastfm]Chrissie Hynde[/lastfm] I first met J. P. Jones in London, November 2008. I was propping up the bar on my own at a party at The Double Club in Highbury.. I was about 5 screwdrivers in when some scruffy boy-band looking guy sauntered over to the freebie bar.. He was pretty hammered too, but we managed enough of a conversation for me to ascertain that he was a musician; recently gone solo after his band ’Grace’ split, and grew up on a fairground in Wales. Those of you familiar with me will know of my predilection for all things’ fairground’. . Remember the ‘Kid’ video? Hell, I even talked Spooner Oldham and Duck Dunn into going on a roller coaster with me once. Yes, I’ve always associated Fairgrounds with freedom, fun – life. A couple days later I was off on a tour of The States with the Pretenders, when a J. P. Jones demo appeared in my computer and although I couldn’t quite remember what he looked like, started to get to know him through the ongoing stream of songs he was writing and mp3ing me. The tour finished and back in London we arranged to meet and go see some mates of his, the band “Big Linda” who were playing at the Water Rat in Kings Cross. Someone must have slipped something in my drink as I don’t remember much about the band or getting home and I certainly could not have guessed that in a matter of months I would be recording with J P and 3 members of Big Linda who would be henceforth referred to as ‘The Fairground Boys’. My third ‘Break Up The Concrete’ tour of the states was calling and I was having the time of my life. The band was on fire every show. I never enjoyed touring more. One night somewhere in the Midwest I received a message from JP just as I was about to go on stage saying, “ wishing you lot’s of fairground luck”. I sent one back saying. “ Write a song called “Fairground Luck’. It arrived 2 days later. Another message came while I was suffering a brutal hangover in a darkened hotel room, day off, in Phoenix. It said, “ I don’t know why, but I think we could make a great album together.” When the tour finished we met up for a coffee and more or less hatched a plan.. Two weeks later, in a big suite on top of the famous ‘ Nacional’ hotel overlooking Havana, surrounded by notebooks, empty rum bottles, cigar butts and a guitar we wrote most of ‘Your Fairground’. The Fairground Boys are, Patrick Murdock on guitar, Vezio Baccio , bass, Geoff Holroyde , drums and Sam Swallow on piano /keyboards. Chrissie Hynde , January 2010. (Courtesy of the band’s MySpace page)