TESS OF THE CIRCLE
‘I’m Not Ashamed’ is the exhilarating new single taken from the brand-new career defining album AMPLIFY by emerging rock sensations TESS OF THE CIRCLE.
Produced by the prolific Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Robert Planet, Lemmy, Ryan Adams, Grace Jones) the single delivers honesty with laid bare lyrics, impassioned vocals and British rock & roll guitar sensibilities; all armed with alt rock and classic production. Bold, assured and confident.
“Some artists wear their influences on their sleeve, others like Tess Jones from Tess Of The Circle absorb them as they grow up, thereby creating a style of their own. A style that sways from rock to punk to folk, but always leads to a strong chorus, The passion never falters.”
Classic Rock Magazine
In just two years, TESS OF THE CIRCLE have amassed an impressive cv with live sessions on National BBC Radio (including BBC Radio 2, BBC London & BBC Oxford) and repeat airplay on national radio (from BBC Radio 2 [5 shows], BBC Radio 6, Planet Rock, Radio X, Virgin Radio, KERRANG, BBC Introducing, Absolute Radio’s ‘Emerging Icon’, Amazing Radio and over 120 other stations).
Focusing on the song writing of singer/guitarist TESS JONES with LEE CLIFTON on lead guitar, and brand new powerhouse rhythm section, BEN DRUMMOND and PAUL STONE; the “AMPLIFY” album signals a refreshing commitment to providing the listener with a true musical journey that encourages memories of the first play of a now treasured vinyl record.
Nov 12th, Be Beard! For Beating Cancer, The Wheatsheaf, Wallsall
Dec 1st – 5th, Planet Rockstock, Porthcawl
May 25th – 28th 2017, Bearded Theory Festival, sub headliner (friday) also with Skunk Anansie, Cast, Reverend & the Makers, Wheatus, New Model Army etc
“Whilst touring and talking to audiences last year, we sensed a strong desire in people for a return to something real. We really wanted to try and capture that – four guys in a room”, Tess explains. “With our new single ‘I’m Not Ashamed’ I wanted to take that desire for the real and craft a song about the wish to strive for sustained self acceptance. It’s about finding strength in knowing who you are and not relying wholly on others perceptions”
The band have engaged audiences with five shows at Glastonbury, sub-headlined the Acoustic Festival of Britain’s second stage and headlined Bear Gryll’s Festival in London. The end of 2016 onwards sees them as special guests of Hawkwind’s HAWKLORDS, playing Planet Rock’s ROCKSTOCK and taking to the stage for BEARDED THEORY 2017 ! Rest assured, this band are just getting started!
“One of the best rock albums of the last decade”
Rock & Reel / R2 magazine
“…Tess Of The Circle are on the cusp of something, this might just be what puts them over the edge. This my friends is a bit of a wow!”
Powerplay Magazine, 9/10
‘Wow! That is mighty….that blew the cobwebs away! Janice loves TESS OF THE CIRCLE!…huge, absolutely huge response to the Tess play; we will be playing him again”
Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
The lyric video for ‘I’m Not Ashamed’, produced by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art, can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/HtYEhqMtD2k
TESS OF THE CIRCLE are:
Tess Jones (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano)
Lee Clifton (Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, B. Vox)
Ben Drummond (Bass)
Paul Stone (Drums)
‘AMPLIFY’ album (out now CD / Digital) – Cat. No: VINVOC016 available to buy from all usual online sellers:
Vintage Voice Records Ltd
Distributed via Cadiz Music through Universal Music on Digital / CD
FULL CV, MEDIA QUOTES, VIDEOS – www.tessofthecircle.com/CV
FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/tessofthecircle