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Two mad men playing Rock 'n Roll on acoustic guitars... tempered with beautiful ballads
Acoustic guitars? No samples or loops? Sounds a bit like an anachronism for the year 2012, doesn't it?
But what is provided by Ezio Lunedei (singer/guitarist) and Mark "Booga" Fowell (guitarist), is nothing less than an anachronism, but one of the most innovative and exciting phenomenon's of the music market.
Looking at these two guys you see two totally different types of men, but when they start to play, they play with a rhythmical power and unity that's hard to produce with a full rhythm section.
Booga's spontaneous fluid touch is the perfect complement to Ezio's emotive songs, imaginatively adding to the moods they invoke but never swamping them or being flash for the sake of it.
One of the main reasons for all of their success (they once sold out The Shepherds Bush Empire by word of mouth!) is their incredible live show, which often leaves the audience with shiny eyes and in an unbelievably enthusiastic mood.
But far from this being a dreamy introverted songwriter show, you need to imagine two mad men playing Rock 'n Roll on acoustic guitars!
This powerful and exciting show is tempered with beautiful ballads, tales of longing, aching love, which have the disconcerting habit of catching you unaware with a line you could have written yourself, had you been able to put these deeply buried feelings into words.
Check out Ezio's music: www.ezio.de and www.facebook.com/eziomusic
Dorset girl Jazz Morley possesses a voice with such natural soulfulness beyond her 23 years of age that it possibly comes as no surprise to learn that her first public performance was the first year infants nativity play!
Fast forward to the present day and we find a rich, warm, emotive voice capable of the tiniest whisper of love to the full vent of a woman scorned.
BBC Introducing support came in February 2011 when Jazz took part in the BBC Introducing Musicians’ Masterclass taking place at Abbey Road Studios.
BBC3 invited Jazz to contribute to on-line content of the extraordinarily moving documentary ‘Our War’ marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
Festival invites have also found their way to Jazz with, The Great Escape, Isle of Wight, Greenbelt, Guilfest, Redfest and Wychwood all finding their way into Jazz’s diary.
Music Week recognised this growing industry popularity by inviting Jazz to perform at ‘Breakout’ - their monthly showcase night for best new label signings and emerging talent.
Summer 2012 saw Jazz invited to perform both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – one of just a handful of independent artists to do so.
Autumn 2012, Jazz headed out on her biggest tour to date – 40 dates across the UK in support of her debut single ‘Stories’ http://soundcloud.com/jazzmorley/stories produced by Kipper (Grammy and Emmy Award winner) and engineered by Cameron Craig (double Grammy and Brit Award winner).
But despite this attention, Jazz eschews the beckoning bright city lights and fast cars.
She’s a girl you’re more likely to find padding about bare foot on the beach, walking through puddles in wellies or driving Barry (her battered but beloved van) to the next gig.
"Haunting vocals, oozing with the pain of heartache and beautifully humble production make Jazz’s records an enthralling listen. A storming live presence leaves no excuse to miss the experience of seeing her live."
"With references to Dusty via Duffy, this budding singer is well worth keeping an ear on." Phil Jackson, BBC Introducing:The South
"This is somebody who’s already got all her ducks in a row." Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
"That is the a-mazing Jazz Morley – that's beautiful Jazz! I've heard so much about you, everybody is raving about you!" Sally Taylor, BBC Radio Solent
"Oooh, wasn't that nice - that's the wonderful Jazz Morley" Nick Wallis, BBC Radio Surrey
"She has a lovely tone to her voice, and there's more than a hint of Jennifer Rush's Power of Love to this song, which should please a lot of folk." Gill Mills, Best of MySpace 104
"'Disconnected' is absolutely cracking – she's wonderful!" Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing:The South
"(Parallel World)... it's smooth, has soul and a lovely jazz vibe with great vocals! "
Polly James, Absolute Radio
"Haunting and soulful singer songwriter " Time Out, London
"With a classic soul voice that belies her age and could be mistaken for a happier Regina Spector, an ear for affecting melody and a knack for writing it, combined with a genuinely lovely, diva-less demeanour, we're backing Jazz to make a major splash. And with all the buzz she's busy creating, we hazard it won't be too long til we see more people falling for her piano-driven charms. Definitely one to watch.”
Jamie Stephens, BalconyTV
"Not often do you come across someone of Jazz Morley's youth with such depth of self knowledge and determination. That quality is reflected in her vocal delivery which has great strength with just that edge of fragility here and there which touches the heart where needed." Kairen Kemp, Radio Reverb
"I was struck by the control of her voice… she's got really good pitch and control. What I thought was really lovely was that she really kissed the lyrics... it felt quite sensuous." Briggy Smale
"A great talent with a voice that reminds me of Eva Cassidy." Andy Jackson, Wave 105 FM