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OVER 100 MILLIONS STREAMS
500 SHOWS PERFORMED inclu. Reeperbahn (DE, Eurosonic (NL), Great Escape Festival (UK)
1 FRENCH MUSIC AWARD: Les Victoires de la Musique for best new live show
GLOBAL COMMERCIALS SYNCH: The most famous luxury brands have chosen their music for their campaigns
ARMANI “SI” starring Cate Bkanchett
YVES SAINT LAURENT “ROUGE VOLUPTE” starring Kaia Gerber
LACOSTE “FRENCH PANACHE”, the genderless perfume
GIORGIO ARMANI “LIP MAESTRO” lipstick web campaign

Following to having Hyphen Hyphen on Levi’s Music Project in 2018, the brand chose the band to DJ at their Coachella Pool Party, along Snoop Dogg.

In 2016, those who did not know them yet would discover Hyphen Hyphen on the prestigious Victoires de la Musique stage for an explosive performance of the single « Just Need Your Love ». The group had just won the Best New Live Act Award. A logical coronation for the young 25-year old French artists, who have become masters of the art of embracing the crowds during intense concerts – Hyphen Hyphen has a track record of several hundreds of dates in the biggest venues and festivals.

“HH”, the newest chapter of Hyphen Hypehn’s discography is composed, but also entirely produced by the band. Not a surprise coming from those Art school graduates designing also their own artworks, shows and music videos.

An impetus and a wild strength are across all the new compositions of the trio. “HH” is a grand, lively album; one in the form of a slap (and we’re asking for it again); free in the way it draws on all the genres.

It draw equally as well on the groove of RnB as it does on the immediateness of pop or the trance of UK House. A logical eclecticism for a group whose musical hall of fame brings together artists as varied as Kanye West and Chopin, Destiny’s Child and B.B. King. A great album too, in the way it puts together lyrics rich in meaning.

Hyphen Hyphen do dance for sure, but with their heads full of everything which has made up this zeitgeist: sexual freedom, a quest for intoxication and feminism.

Althought the group took sole responsibility for the production of its album, Hyphen Hyphen was also alble to surround themselves with the best: “HH” was recorded in the Parisian studio of the Air musicians (Atlas studio), where the group was able to make the most of a vast choice of synthesizers and the participation of the drummer, Zoé Hoochberg.

To perfect her voice, now capable of remarkables acrobatics, Santa called on the talent of the American Guy Roche, the regular vocal coach of the greats (Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguillera, etc.).

The mixing of the album was entrusted to Maxime Le Guil, already behind albums by Justice, Radiohead, and Morrissey, and the mastering was entrusted to Vlado Meller (an impressive CV – from Kanye West to Frank Ocean, by way of Michael Jackson).

Strengthened by this star casting and the immense talent of its authors, HH is an album that is at once powerful and uncategorisable, which goes straight to the heart.

NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES

5/10 @ Drake Underground – Toronto, Canada- Tickets
5/11 @ Le Ministère – Montréal, Canada – Tickets 
5/12 @ Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY – Tickets 
5/14 @ Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA – Tickets 
5/16 @ Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA – Tickets 

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BIOGRAPHY:
The Billy Jones Story:
..the times and travels of an authentic american bluesman.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/return-authentic-american-bluesman-billy-jones-bluez/

 
..something is growing down in the Delta. ..long thought to be extinct.
...witness the resurrection and reinvention of a rare species.
"..the return of the authentic american bluesman."
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...join Billy Jones and his band of Genuine Road-hardened Delta Blues Outlaws as they travel the Blues Highway:
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...the return of the authentic american bluesman.
1. Someone New / 2. Homeboy ..I Can See You're Drunk Again!
Fire ..performed LIVE! ..in a Juke-Joint. ..somewhere along the Blues Highway.
Oklahoma City Live Performance!
Harlow's Casino TV Commercial: - Billy Jones Band featured in television commercial!
Scissortail Arena Foundation Promotional Video: ..Billy Jones Band featured in TV commercial!
Purple Rain - The Billy Jones Band ...live performance!
Give It To Me Baby ....Live! ...on the road! ..in a Juke-Joint.
Tennessee Whiskey / Shake Your Body Down / Blues / Country
ShadeTree Mechanic /
LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO:
Sex Machine / Purple Rain /How Do You Want It /
My Love Is Real - The Billy Jones Band
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"...the american bluesman is the original outlaw."
Outlaw's Reward - recorded Live!
..at the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
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"...deep blues."
Biggest House In Town - The Billy Jones Band
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coochie: ..the original hard drug.
Can't Let You Go - The Billy Jones Band
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BIOGRAPHY:
The Billy Jones Story:
..the times and travels of an authentic american bluesman.
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BOOK THIS AUTHENTIC BLUES ARTIST FOR YOUR FESTIVAL, SHOW OR EVENT: billyjonesbluez@aol.com
 
CD REVIEW: "La Hora del Blues" Radio Show from Barcelona, Spain:
"..this excellent recording combines blues, funk & southern soul with taste and class resulting in an actual urban sound, perfect to attract new generations of blues lovers. ..powerful songs. ..amazing punch and good rhythm.
..Jones’ voice and guitar work shine like a dazzling star!"

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The Billy Jones Band: 'Funky Blues & Southern Soul Vol.1'
http://www.lahoradelblues.com/criticas.htm

Born in the deep south of United States, where segregation was present in most aspects of daily life, Billy Jones grew up in his grandfather's bar, listening to blues in different juke joints and bars. Elmore James, Big Joe Turner, Jackie Wilson, B. B. King, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke and other great blues and soul musicians were his influences and, when he was only five years old, he already had a guitar on his hands. Soon he started to perform for the American troops, which allowed him to travel all over the world and get a wide musical experience. Now he brings us his last and excellent recording, that accurately combines blues, funk and southern soul, always with an excellent taste and class, which makes as a result an actual urban sound, perfect to attract the new generations of blues music lovers. Ten powerful songs with an amazing punch and good rhythm, where Billy Jones’ well pitched voice and excellent guitar work shine like a dazzling star, perfectly supported by Corey Bray on keyboards, Rev. "Do Dirty" Kendrix on bass and Mark Flinoil on drums. A highly recommended work. In short words, this is a superb album in many concepts. GREAT.

https://youtu.be/vqVSZPDMBc8

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"..some stuff you just can't buy at your local music store.

..absolute authenticity ..only comes from the real thing."

 
..flaming hot funky blues guitar! ..tortured Southern Soul.
..brimstone devil notes blazing from demon possessed fingertips.


“ Billy Jones’ ‘Funky Blues & Southern Soul - Volume 1' is, what the title already suggests, a mix of fine Southern Soul and great blues, where Billy's sometimes scorching guitar goes far beyond the qualitative average… “ - www.rootstime.be

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..bring the fun ..passion ..danger ..excitement ..sexuality ..mystery ..mojo and magic that you get when you hire artists that have actually traveled the Blues Highway in the Land Where The Blues Began.
 
Book the NEW American Bluesman & his band of Genuine Road-hardened Delta Blues Outlaws for the best time ever at your Festival, Show or Event.
 
LISTEN TO THE FULL ALBUM:
 
We are looking forward to making lots of new friends as we travel the Blues Highway on our Nationwide Blues Society Tour.
..please contact our procurement officer at billyjonesbluez@aol.com for details and info about booking The Billy Jones Band.
 
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"Billy Jones brings back the Thrill. No one who I can think of has taken a truly contemporary look at traditional blues with the musical and lyrical intensity of Billy Jones. A refreshing blast of the really great sound of Healing Blues, Jazz, Funk Music. Loaded with Rich Blues Tradition. B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Even Johnny Winter Flavors. I recommend his cd 'Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1' to any avid blues listener and I look forward to hearing more from the reclusive Billy Jones.
This guy is the real deal and this is a great CD!"
 
 
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..to every Entertainment Director in every Blues Society, Juke Joint & Honky Tonk on the planet Earth.
...bring the absolutely authentic & real thing to your festival, show or event. ...book The Billy Jones Band.
...send me that contract! billyjonesbluez@aol.com
 

...our cd: Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1

..is now FOR SALE at:
...we love ya'll. ...go buy one!!
 

 

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Taking Blues to New Places with R&B, Southern Soul, and Urban Style :
"One of the very Best Authentic Modern Blues and Soul albums in recent memory.
Billy Jones is a totally charismatic veteran who shows all the signs of becoming as big or bigger than Buddy Guy.
What really got to me were the lyrics. ...it is “Blues” ..transformed, updated and urbanized."
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"Exquisite Modern and Traditional Blues and Neo-Soul by one of the most talented artists on the contemporary scene."
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"This man has enormous talents. ..he has a quiet demeanor which disappears when his performance starts.
Then he transmogrifies into an animated music machine. ..a great musician and a gifted performer. ...and a nice guy." - http://www.soul-patrol.net
 

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"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are oozing with sexuality. ...at times dark. ...mysterious. ...downright funky, and always compelling. ...Billy Jones is certainly his own man. ...with a show-stopping style!"
Mz. SouthernSoul Blues Critic

https://www.youtube.com/billyjonesbluez/videos

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...genuine road-hardened delta blues outlaws. ...blues/funk meets southern soul!

 
"...his vocals are a blend of blues intensity and style with urban soul. ...incredibly soulful and funky! ...it’s as if every song chastises me for never having heard of this man or his music before now. ...a combination of multiple genres while still maintaining a great late night, urban club feel. No matter if you want to call it soul, blues, R&B or whatever, Billy Jones can really put some emotion into his music. ...and as I say all the time, that is what music, and especially Southern Soul music, is all about. ...each of the songs guarantees I’ll be back for more."
- Southern Soul Review
 
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Book This Band to perform at your Club, Festival or Event.
 
 
 
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"I like. Super cool. Great mix of styles. ...blues and funk, with a contemporary aftertaste. Good stuff. "
review by: Louie Milestone
- Southern Soul Review
 
 
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Billy Jones spent his teen and young adult years touring with, playing back-up guitar and being mentored by Calvin Leavy, Little Johnny Taylor and Larry 'Totsie' Davis. ...these are the original versions by the original masters that were written and recorded long before the cultural raiders and imitators came along.
All three of these great artists died penniless and unrecognized. ...and their life's works stolen to make fortunes for others.
Now ain't that the Blues?
...it is an honor to have been a musical soldier in their bands.
 
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...these are some of my favorite quotes:
 
"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."
"We are the masters of our own destiny. We are the makers of our own fate."
"Without Courage ...we cannot practice any other virtue consistently."
“Know thy self and you will know the secrets of the universe.”
 
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True Greats...
Are Not Those Born With
Golden Spoons In Their Mouths
But Those...
Who Through Hard Work
Turn Their Own Wooden Spoons
Into Gold.
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...our cd: Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1 ..is now FOR SALE at:
...we love ya'll. ...go buy one!!
 
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