Nigel Mazlyn Jones - singer-songwriter and guitarist
Maybe you have never heard of him but let me assure you that you don't know what you have been missing! I first saw Nigel Mazlyn Jones singing and playing many years ago in the early seventies at the Heresy folk club in Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre.
And I remember I had a chat with him too, although I can't recall much about it now. Fast forward on to Glastonbury Festival in 2003 and I was an MC for the Avalon Stage and Nigel was one of the acts performing on it.
Nigel Mazlyn Jones - his songs and guitar work
You may have never heard of him but Nigel Mazlyn Jones is an amazing British guitarist and singer-songwriter with a very distinctive style.
Nigel Mazlyn Jones - singer-songwriter and guitarist
The god of Hellfire
I had the ideal chance to talk to him again and we have stayed friends ever since. By a strange coincidence Arthur Brown, most famous for his hit Fire, was also appearing on the Avalon Stage, and I had met him back in Cardiff around the same time as I had first met Nigel.
I had a chat with Arthur too and he remembered me as well from all those years back. It was one of those memorable and magical moments in time.
That is the strange thing here too that just because of a hit single every one knows who Arthur Brown is but Nigel was never on that road. He may be obscure to many but that does not steal away his genius!
Nigel Mazlyn Jones is a singer-songwriter and very innovative guitar player, and I mean innovative, who manages to coax all sorts of sounds out of the instrument, and in so doing amazes and enchants his audiences. Not surprisingly Nigel has been very highly acclaimed and has very many loyal fans.
Hiit single by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown
I bring you Fire
|Fire (In the Style of the Crazy World of Arthur Brown) [Performance Track with Demonstration Vocals]|
Stingray MusicOnly $0.99
|Fire (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) [Karaoke Version]|
2011 Ameritz Music LtdOnly $0.99
Planet For Sale
Album by Nigel Mazlyn Jones
Planet For Sale cover artwork
Our Planet - Nigel Mazlyn Jones
Song by Nigel Mazlyn Jones
Albums by Nigel Mazlyn Jones
Songs by Nigel Mazlyn Jones
|Ship to Shore|
First time on CD for the seminal underground UK folk singer/songwriter's 1976 album. Includes seven bonus tracks (listed in the liner notes) all recorded between 1972 & 1975 & n...Kissing Spell
|Ship to Shore (LP Miniature)|
2011 Korean Pressing Housed in a Paper Sleeve. 01. On A Singularly Fine Day 02. Take Me Home 03. The Man And The Deer 04. Follow Every Sunset 05. How High The Moon 06. Reality 0...Media Arte Kr
|Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music|
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title In the late 1960s, with popular culture hurtling forward on the sounds of rock music, some brave musicians looked back instead, tr...Faber & Faber /
Formerly of Hawkwind
He has played many a festival stage over the years as well as having appeared at smaller folk club venues. Nigel has worked with Nik Turner, formerly of Hawkwind, with Steve Hillage formerly of Gong, with Roy Harper and with Guy Evans, who used to be in Van Der Graaf Generator.
Nigel has played live and recorded with Nik Turner and Guy Evans and I have had the pleasure of watching him on stage with them both.
Space rock by Nik Turner formerly of Hawkwind
|Pharaohs From Outer Space|
Limited silver colored vinyl LP pressing. Collaboration between Hawkwind's Nik Turner and Killing Joke's Youth. Youth describes the album as "a nod to Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane....Painted Word Music / Only $20.92
|Space GypsyPurple Pyramid Records / Only $8.99|
|The Final Frontier|
The space rock legend and co-founder of Hawkwind, Nik Turner, launches this new solo project that goes further than any auralnaut has gone before! All new and original songs tha...Cleopatra / Only $24.98
Nigel Mazlyn Jones 'On A Singularly Fine Day 21-06-08
Live on stage at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan on 21st June 2008.
A zoo in Jersey
Nigel comes from Dudley in England originally but as a young man he went over to Jersey where he worked at Gerald Durrell's zoo helping to look after the great apes. He has a real passion for nature and the environment and this is reflected in his songs and music.
After his time in Jersey, Nigel moved to Cornwall and embarked on his career as a singer and musician. He has released various albums with the latest of these being Planet for $ale that came out in 2007.
On it Nigel asks: “Planet for $ale in need of renovation, who’ll give us two pence for a dead old globe” and “Why are the rich so bloody greedy, Why are governments so corrupt right to the core?”
He then provides an answer with the lyrics: “It needs a change of thinking, if we’re to go on living, bringing up our children on this planet green and blue, yes it needs a change of living, to keep the garden beautiful, we’re only the caretakers, and we’re only passing through”.
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Gerald Durrell books to buy
Find out more about a Zoo in Jersey
The trilogy that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives...
Penguin UKOnly $2.30
|My Family and Other Animals|
The first book Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy: a bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu, now the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu on Mast...
|A Zoo in My Luggage|
Fans of Gerald Durrell’s timeless classic My Family and Other Animals, the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece PBS, will love this hilarious tale, which finds t...
Nigel Mazlyn Jones websites
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- Nigel Mazlyn Jones - Isle of LIght Records - dsvr
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