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Newly signed to US label Dot Time Records, British songwriter vocalist and pianist Theo Jackson writes inventive, thoughtful songs. “Before I even had a piano lesson I was trying to write songs. I would sit at our keyboard at home and poke at the keys; I would work out patterns and fit words and melodies”. His forthcoming release is largely a collection of Jackson’s original tunes.From “Bella’s Coming Home” – the tale of a young girl returning home after having run away – to “Shoeless and the girl”, many of his thoughtful songs are based on his observations of people while living in London. Theo is an exuberant and often eccentric and unpredictable live performer

Shoeless And The Girl

Label: Dot Time Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Little Do You Know; Moonchild; Lonesome George; Shoeless And The Girl; Footprints; Bella's Coming Home; Wild Flower; Peu M'Importe; Love And A Shoestring; Camberwell Butterfly.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Theo Jackson: Shoeless And The Girl

Read "Shoeless And The Girl" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Theo Jackson's second album, Shoeless And The Girl, is an old-fashioned kind of record. That's “old-fashioned" as in melodic, swinging, understated, lyrically engaging--old-fashioned in a really good way.Jackson's debut, Jericho (Self Produced, 2012), was impressive but the lengthy songs sometimes lost focus. Shoeless And The Girl is a more mature, more savvy, album: the ...

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London pianist, Theo Jackson signs with US based label

London pianist, Theo Jackson signs with US based label

New York based jazz label, Dot Time records, announced today the signing of London based jazz vocalist & pianist Theo Jackson. Jackson has been quietly making a name for himself in the UK Jazz scene having already played many of London’s iconic venues including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express, the London Jazz Festival, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival ...

Jericho

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing: Excuse Me; Fairytale; I Won't Care; Moths; Ballad Of A Broken Head; You Saved Me; Summer Sands; Another Day Of Rain; Tired.

ARTICLE: JAZZLIFE UK

The Art Of The Song

Read "The Art Of The Song" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Singing is possibly the most universal of the arts, certainly of the musical arts. The human voice is the most portable of instruments, always there, always available. It's also the most expressive of instruments: almost every instrument invented in history has at some time or other been used to mimic the voice; none have truly succeeded.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Theo Jackson: Jericho

Read "Jericho" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Singer, pianist and songwriter Theo Jackson lives in Oxford, of university fame, and his debut album Jericho is named after an area of the city rather than the ancient town that suffered so much from an excessively loud horn section. There's no need to fear excessively loud horns here: Jackson and his quartet build drama with ...


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