Today we are oh so very excited to announce that Jurojin have teamed up with violinist extraordinaire Anna Phoebe in a very special project…
We first came across Anna’s playing in Oi Va Voi, a fantastic band from the UK, which soon led us to discover her solo material, including the brilliantly heavy Rise of The Warrior album. The virtuosity and effortless versatility in her playing was an immediate attraction to us and we knew from that point on that we somehow had to collaborate. Anna has toured the world with the likes of Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Roxy Music, amongst many more, and it is not hard to see why. Please read/ see/ hear more of her at www.annaphoebe.com.
Following a chance meeting back in 2009 Anna joined us on stage during a low-key acoustic gig in London in a semi-improvised jam (can be seen on youtube), and we have since shared a mutual appreciation for each other’s music - Anna has now played with us a dozen times and in a similar fashion we have acted as her backing band for all of her solo outings in the past year and a half.
Back in March of this year we made a decision to make our collaboration official and started work on a very eclectic and special project, aptly titled “Anna Phoebe and Jurojin.” Now 11 songs deep, we are gearing up to record a full album in November of this year to be released at some point in spring 2012 and will be heading out in support of this release shortly thereafter. What does it sound like? Well you will have to stay tuned to find out. What we can tell you is that it is a fully instrumental album and a chance for us all to delve into some new musical territory. Jurojin is, and has always been about musical exploration.
We will be working on this in conjunction with our Jurojin activities – worry not, we are still headed into the studio in September/ October to record new JUROJIN material – we are very much moving forward with the band and we just CANNOT wait to share our new tracks with you.
Now we just have double the diversity of material to release upon you! As with the upcoming Jurojin material, we will also be closely keeping you posted on all studio reports/ live vids/ sessions, etc for our Anna Phoebe album.
You can catch us live with Anna Phoebe at the below dates:
September 3rd : Weyfest UK main stage (Anna Phoebe and Jurojin)
September 27th: The Bedford, Balham. (Anna Phoebe and Jurojin)
October 1st: The Garage, Highbury, in support to the Von Hertzen Brothers (Jurojin ft. Anna Phoebe)
With loads more to come!
Til next time,
Nic, Sim, James, Yves, and Francesco