Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Jax Jones has announced U.K live dates for May. Jax will be heading to Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Glasgow and finishing up in his hometown of London as part of his ‘House Work Tour’.
Jax has received huge praise and accreditation from his most recent hit ‘You Don’t Know Me’, featuring fellow South Londoner and third place winner of BBC’s Sound of 2017 Raye. The smash single peaked at no.3 in the U.K single charts after it’s release in December of last year, broke the global top 50 on Spotify and is now certified Gold in the U.K.
‘You Don’t Know Me’ follows Jones’ infectious previous single and summer club hit ‘House Work’ featuring MNEK and Chicago house legend Mike Dunn. Jax was also the writer and co-producer on Duke Dumont’s huge international 2014 hit ‘I Got U’, which resulted in his first UK No. 1 in addition to nominations on both sides of the Atlantic, at the BRIT and Grammy Awards. As well as producing Duke’s following two singles, he’s remixed Charli XCX and Missy Elliot & Pharrell.
Jax takes his inspiration from the hip hop, grime and house music that he was surrounded by in his teenage years – at 16 he was thrown out of the family home and start making grime on an old PC in his friend’s garage, where he lived at the time. These influences come through both in the studio and in his incendiary live sets in which he helms all the instruments himself, layering them upon beats and bass for a fresh, modern take on an old school sound. Currently working on his highly anticipated debut album, stay tuned for much more from Jax Jones in 2017 and beyond.
You can catch Jax Jones live at the following shows:
5-May-17 Bristol o2 Academy
6-May-17 Brighton The Arch
12-May-17 Manchester Gorilla
19-May-17 Glasgow SWG3
25-May-17 London XOYO