Jon Boden is best known as the lead singer and main arranger of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead. Now, he heads to TOM with his band The Remnant Kings for a live show as part of a limited UK tour.
In 2009, Jon founded his band The Remnant Kings, originally formed to perform the album Songs from the Floodplain. The performances combined the post-apocalyptic concept of the album, with other songs that might survive the apocalypse. In this genre busting mix, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings performed concerts where folk songs, Bach, Pop and Jazz all rubbed shoulders with Jon’s own songs. This was all augmented by the use on stage of two wax cylinder players, which played specially recorded material.
The band went into hibernation for several years whilst Bellowhead hit top gear, but after a quarter of a million album sales, seven singles on the Radio 2 playlist and selling out hundreds of venues throughout the land and beyond, including notably the Royal Albert Hall, Jon announced in 2015 that he wanted to move on from Bellowhead. The Remnant Kings were reunited and relaunched to record Afterglow in 2017, Jon’s first new album after leaving Bellowhead, along with bandmates including former Bellowhead bandmates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicolls and Richard Warren (King of The South Seas). Support TBC.
"Ambitious, genre-busting folk" - Guardian
"Nobody can bring you the chaos of a dystopian street carnival better than Jon Boden" - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2
"Recalling Gabriel-era Genesis with a dash of Bush and Bowie" - Observer
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