back to BACK TO BLACK: a Live Presentation and Revival of the ENTIRE Amy Winehouse Album featuring...Remember Jones + 15 Piece Orchestra
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"Fiercely passionate frontman... one for the ages... holds the audience in the palm of his hand..." - Live For Live Music
"New Jersey's most ambitious song interpreter..." - Jay Lustig, NJArts/Star Ledger
"Soul sensation Remember Jones is an expert at making the past present, bringing history to life with soulful sound and funky fury." - Alex Biese, The Asbury Park Press
"...simply amazing..." - Rock Chicago Magazine
"...consistently entices..." - Chicago Reader
National soul sensation Remember Jones fronts a 15-piece orchestra in back to BACK TO BLACK, a revival and re-creation of the entire 2006 Grammy-award winning, Amy Winehouse album Back to Black, in celebration of the album's 10th anniversary and commemorating 5 years to the exact week of Amy Winehouse's tragic passing, on Wednesday night, July 20th, at Tires. in Detroit.
Featuring 17 songs including the hit singles "Rehab", "Tears Dry On Their Own", "You Know I'm No Good", "Love is a Losing Game", and the title track, "Back to Black", Remember Jones and company recreate the critically-acclaimed album with a horn section, strings, a backing choir, and other guests. This is a ONE OF A KIND EVENT celebrating the music that will not be heard live and lush anywhere else. It has sold out all previous engagements in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where the group has a stronghold on their thriving music community. The show is a part of a "5 Cities, 5 Shows, 5 Years Gone" tour, playing Brooklyn Bowl in New York City, Lincoln Hall in Chicago, Tires. in Detroit, Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, as well as The Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia, from July 16 through the 23rd (the day of her passing 5 years ago).
Remember Jones is a one-of-a-kind soul/pop singer with a throwback vibe and authentic energy that bring audiences to another time and place. Originally from Asbury Park, NJ where he has a stronghold on their large, thriving music scene, he has packed popular venues such as THE STONE PONY, ASBURY LANES, THE SAINT, CONVENTION HALL and THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE. He has been awarded TOP VOCALIST in the Asbury Park Music Awards, directed and debuted as HEDWIG in HEDWIG IN THE ANGRY INCH for Asbury Park's first long-running theatrical production, and has produced, music directed, and supported many local acts, rock musicals, and touring bands. He fronts a tribute project "back to BACK TO BLACK", a recreation of the entire AMY WINEHOUSE album with an orchestra of 25 that has SOLD-OUT both ASBURY LANES and the city's new HOUSE OF INDEPENDENTS, SOLD-OUT a theater re-creation of JOE COCKER's MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN with a 20-piece band, and has created live show experiences as Producing Artistic Director of the historic STRAND THEATER in Lakewood, NJ (including the first ever to present and sing R. KELLY's TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET LIVE alongside a 20-piece orchestra).
Audiences throughout the East Coast have jumped to their feet for Remember Jones' tribute to JOE COCKER for the past 5 years as part of Glen Burtnik's SUMMER OF LOVE EXPERIENCE TOUR, selling out 1000+ seat venues: THE COUNT BASIE THEATRE (Red Bank, NJ), MAJESTIC THEATER (Gettysburg, PA),THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (Patchogue, NY), INFINITY HALL (Norfolk, CT), EMENS AUDITORIUM AT BALL STATE (Muncie, Indiana), SHEA CENTER FOR THE ARTS (William Patterson University), THE STATE THEATRE (New Brunswick, NJ), and many more, with the show touring the midwest and more in 2016. As a member of other projects and theatrical events, he has played to rousing audiences in live music venues from WEBSTER HALL in NYC, WORLD CAFE LIVE in Philadelphia, SCHUBAS in Chicago, and more.
After raising close to $19,000 through nearly 300 small donations via Indiegogo, Remember Jones put together a 25 piece band to make a DEBUT album, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!" at The Strand Theater in NJ on March 4, 2016 and will released in May 2016. In July, he will tour the Amy Winehouse show to 5 cities, as well as a special presentation in Asbury Park: "TOUCHED BY GRACE", a recreation of the entire JEFF BUCKLEY album "GRACE" with a 15-piece band including guitar legend Gary Lucas, co-writer of "Grace" and "Mojo Pin".
Whether you see him fronting a piano, a 4-piece band, or a soul orchestra of 25, Remember evokes the energy of the great front men and women, with one of a kind song styling ("the vocal child of Tom Jones and Patti LaBelle", says award-winning singer/songwriter Glen Burtnik) and expert storytelling that keep audiences on their toes and emotions in the moment.
"a hunk of id who resembles a cross between Adam Lambert and Noel Coward" - Chris Jordan, The Asbury Park Press
"This man could literally sing the alphabet and give it a different spin." - New Jersey Isn't Boring
"...rock and roll power vocalist... sits somewhere in between Jeff Buckley and Sufjan Stevens" - John Pfeiffer, The Aquarian Weekly
"...powerhouse soul singer..." - American Songwriter Magazine