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 Jonathan Thomas is a folk singer-songwriter from Phoenix, AZ.

 Jonathan has always been attracted to the integrity, honesty and timelessness of folk music. "There are so many folk songs that are still relevant today even though they are 100 years old... I want to write songs like that!" Jonathan's songs acknowledge the reality of darkness and struggles in the world while encouraging his listeners to persevere. Performing with The Little Room Band, Jonathan is a folk singer who writes vulnerable, relevant songs while maintaining the traditional forms of folk and bluegrass.

 

  • Genre
    Folk/Bluegrass
  • Band Members
    Jonathan Thomas - Vocals, guitar, harmonica;
    Jeffery Cummins Jr. - Banjo, vocals;
    Mark Little - Drums;
    Kyle Montanez - Bass;
    Laura Syjud - Violin;
    Frank Thomas - Mandolin;
    Tommy Thomas - Piano
  • Home Town
    Phoenix
  • Record Label
    Stir It Up Records & Productions
    Jonathan Thomas Music
  • Short description
    Official Page of Jonathan Thomas and The Little Room Band
  • Long description
    Jonathan Thomas & The Little Room Band - Bluegrass/Folk music from Phoenix, AZ
  • Email address
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Jane N' The Jungle is a female fronted alternative rock band from Phoenix, AZ.  Known for their electric live performances, the band's mission is to impact the world through music.  JNTJ is becoming known as one of Phoenix's fastest growing bands and local opening act for touring bands passing through the valley.  With a sound that can only be described as truly unique, JNTJ has pulled influences from a multitude of eras and genres.  The classic story telling of Jordan White, leaves listeners aching for more.  Her delivery goes from soothing and beautiful in tracks, "Walking Cleopatra," and, "Don't Say," to searing and powerful with songs such as, "Smoke and Dust," and, "Shake Me Out."

JNTJ has shown great versatility in their ability to bond with any audience in venues ranging from the legendary Whiskey a Go Go, to South by Southwest, to the technological marvel of Livewire Scottsdale and many others.  Not only has the band shared the stage with legacy acts such as Powerman 5000, John Michael Montgomery, and Kicking Harold, but also have spear-headed a new generation of artists.  Night Riots, From Ashes to New, Lacey Sturm and A Silent Film are just a few of the up and coming artists JNTJ has had the pleasure of working with.

Jane N' The Jungle will be releasing their self titled debut album "Jane N' The Jungle" Oct. 2016.  You can view two music videos off the record on the bands youtube and Facebook page. 

"Smoke & Dust" youtube link

 https://youtu.be/Z2WQ7f2-AFY

www.janenthejungle.com

www.facebook.com/janenthejungle

April Anne is originally from Boston, ma but  has called Arizona home since 1990.  After her parents divorced  during that year she found herself in a very hot state with no friends.  She found a friend in music and poetry.  From this she was able to spread her wings and become the woman she is today.  

Music has always been  her lifeblood and at times would drive her parents crazy, for she would never stop singing, she was a living radio.

In 1991  in addition to writing poetry and singing she picked up the violin.  coming from  a musically gifted father, she found that playing music came naturally to her.  She ended up playing this beautiful instrument for 14 years, in addition to 2 years of viola and 1 year on Cello.  But from her many years of playing she injured herself and ended up developing tendonitis in her left elbow and right shoulder.  This all came to the surface during her first year in college, as a  vocal major, when she was finally learning the piano, she had to drop out after  one semester and not play any instruments for 6 months.

Once she  was healed she began to teach herself piano.  She'd always wanted to learn it and instantly fell in love.  But it didn't always come easy to her.  The concept of singing while playing proved to be a tad tricky at times, but with anything that is challenging to her, she practiced until she persevered.

April has been writing music and poetry since she could put a pen to paper.  Her lyrics always come from a place that she knows, her life.  She has lived major ups and downs and all are reflected in her music. when she is in love she writes songs that could melt any man's heart, but when she's been hurt she writes lyrics that touch many deeply.  She admits she has made many mistakes, but if given the opportunity wouldn't change a thing from her past, for they all made her who she is today.  

"piano strings" is a great example of this.  A song about a horrible relationship, April jokes, "well at least i got a good song out of the whole thing".  She is shocked at how this song has really taken off.  With it's provocative lyrics and energetic piano she leaves nothing out.  It's all right there for us all.

No matter where life leads her, we can always rest on knowing she'll be singing about it in one way. 

when asked, what if you never get your heart broken again, she replies with, "no worries there, i have enough ammo to last a lifetime!"

April is currently hard at work on her album and singing at local venues and open mics whenever she can.  

Stay tuned, for this is just the beginning!

 
UPCOMING ALBUM
 
I am currently working on my first full length studio album.  this album has been in the works for years so I am very excited to finish it!  I am hoping to have it done by may, but I am not sure if that's possible yet.  it will contain an array of songs written from 3 years ago to even as recent as last month.  I write from real experience and from my a deep place inside.  this album is very close and personal to me.  it's literally my life in song form, the good the bad, and the in-between.
 
Finished tracks so far are: Piano Strings, Phoenix, Perfect As Me, and Winding Road, you can find these on my soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/aprilanne
 
Here is the official video for Phoenix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHVJ4Hiu65s
 
Thank you,
April Anne

www.aprilannemusic.com

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