Jon Boden has become the ‘stand out performer of his generation’ (The Guardian) of traditional folk artists, but one whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre.
He is best known as the lead singer and main arranger of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead, who racked up a quarter of a million album sales, seven singles on the Radio 2 playlist and hundreds of sold out venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, during their twelve years.
In 2009, Jon had founded his band The Remnant Kings, performing genre-busting concerts where folk songs, Bach, Pop and Jazz all rubbed shoulders with Jon’s own songs. The band went into hibernation for several years whilst Bellowhead hit top gear, but reunited in 2017 to record Afterglow, continuing Jon’s explorations of a post-oil world, this time following the course of two lovers over the night of a city carnival.
In spring 2019 Jon is touring the Afterglow experience with a line-up featuring Jon and the Remnant Kings string section, under the title Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings.
Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings features Jon Boden (fiddle, guitars, concertina, stomp-box), Helen Bell (viola), Morven Bryce (violin) and Lucy Revis (cello).
Ambitious, genre-busting folk.
Springy fingerpicking and rolling drums convey the thrill of an anarchic street celebration.
Recalling Gabriel-era Genesis with a dash of Bush and Bowie.
Vivid lyrics, striking imagery, challenging arrangements… A. Major. Work.
Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2
Nobody can bring you the chaos of a dystopian street carnival better than Jon Boden.