TSI contributor, Michael J Trojan, was on the road last month and had the chance to shoot photos at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI. He got great shots of Amy Correia, who we featured a couple weeks ago, and he also got some stellar pics of JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys – featuring Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.
Check out his shots and read the bio, courtesy of JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys Facebook Page
JP, Chrissie, & The Fairground Boys are proud to announce the release of their debut album, Fidelity!, on August 24th through their own La Mina Records in partnership with Rocket Science Ventures. The album was written in Cuba, recorded in London and mixed in Santa Monica, CA by Bob Clearmountain.
Fidelity! is an epic love story, albeit not a conventional one. Everything you need to know about the heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting and fruitful relationship between The Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde and Welsh singer-songwriter JP Jones is contained within Fidelity!’s 11 songs — from passion and desire, to sadness and acceptance. As Hynde sings in the wrenchingly candid opening track “Perfect Lover”: “I found my perfect lover but he’s only half my age / He was learning how to stand when I was wearing my first wedding band / I found my perfect lover but I have to turn the page / But I want him in my kitchen and standing on my stage.”
“It wasn’t an easy album to make emotionally, but writing and singing together was like falling off a log — the music was pouring out of us,” Hynde says. “We wrote to each other, about each other, with each other, and for each other.”
But don’t think Hynde and Jones are crying into their pints. Fidelity! is a joyful, rock and roll album. Amid a backdrop of acoustic guitar-driven rock and folk with blues and country underpinnings, Hynde and Jones unfurl their story, both singing lead, trading verses, and wrapping their contrasting voices around one another so naturally, it’s as if they’ve been singing together for much longer than a year.
“Proof of the uniquely vibrant yet vintage chemistry between JP and Chrissie couldn’t be more self-evident than within the first single, “If You Let Me,” and we’re beyond enthused to partake in this summer’s best fairground,” says Ken Gullic, General Manager of Rocket Science Ventures.
JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys will announce a major fall tour of the U.S. in the coming weeks.