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Get in the groove

The Alps are blessed with loads of great live music. Bands play most evenings at both apres and late night venues and listening to them is the perfect way to finish your day on the slopes. We caught up with one of the regulars on the scene Al Jones to find out a bit more about his music.

Alpine Arrival

“I arrived from Cornwall in a transit van with a chimney and my two best friends” laughs Al, who is now a mainstay of the Alpine music scene.

As Albert Jones, Al has enjoyed success in the UK. His debut album ‘Come Alive’ was released in 2017 and singles from the album were played on BBC Radio 2 by Dermot O’Leary, BBC 6 Music by Tom Robinson and across the BBC Introducing network.

Album Recording

The album was recorded in a chalet in Meribel by long time collaborator and drummer Harry Harding. “I looked into studio time, but figured I could spend the money on a home studio instead, so that’s what I did. Lucky for me, Harry was there to take the reins, as I’m not known for my patience when it comes to recording”.

The, as yet untitled, difficult second album is on the way. “In the winter, I’m playing a lot of gigs, but the summer allows me time to write and record my original music”. The first single from album two will be out in the Spring.

European Tours

Al also tours Europe with Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly. “Marc is a legend, a superb guitarist and songwriter with a voice to melt the iciest of hearts!”. Marc’s latest album L’Etre Politique is out now.

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