Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic, Indie Folk
Band Members: Steve Jones
Location: Coventry, UK
Discography: Fingerprint EP (2009), Whole Picture EP (2011), Lanterns EP (2013) Hospitality For Hope (2013), Tales From Home: Live At The Manor House (2015), Christmas Lights EP (2015)
Record Company; Wild Sound Recordings (Independent)
Steve Jones AKA Stylusboy creates lo-fi folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young.
Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported Newton Faulkner, Nizlopi, Lucy Ward, Paper Aeroplanes and Danny and the Champions of the World. As befitting a modern day troubadour he’s also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker’s Folk in a Box,regularly plays online gigs to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house shows. Stylusboy has performed his intimate folk music at festivals such as Warwick Folk Festival, the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with EP later becoming ‘EP of the Year’ on music blog ‘This is a Popscene’.
In March 2013 Stylusboy signed to Wild Sound Recordings, the label founded by renowned songstress Polly Paulusma. Since then Wild Sound has released the Lantern EP and Stylusboy’s debut album Hospitality for Hope, co-produced by Paulusma and featuring the double bass talent of Nizlopi’s John Parker and the vocals of close collaborator Rachel Grisedale. The album received acclaim and support from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as praise from BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio.
Stylusboy is currently writing his next collection of songs and performing his special acoustic folkish songs at intimate shows around the UK.
‘His songs will sooth your soul’ (Amazing Radio)
‘Oozing folk pop loveliness’ (Xfm)
‘The sound is DIY, slightly lo-fi folk – styled acoustic pop.’ (R2 Magazine)
‘A leading light among today’s new generation of DIY digital troubadours’ (Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music)