Winners of 'The Last Band Standing' at The Ferret, Preston.
"Discovery of the year"
- Indie Music People, U.S. Radio Station
Fantastic musicianship, wonderful production, emotional and evocative lyrics.
- Songs To Fill The Air review
Growing up in the countryside of Lancashire, England, singer-songwriter Oates was exposed to music at a very early age. His dad frequently took him to concerts across the country, sculpting his extensive taste. Aged 11, Jonny began writing original music and by 13 he was gigging in local pubs and venues. Spending a couple of years trying to find his sound (influenced by Springsteen, Rush, Counting Crows, Keith Urban, Marillion, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Gang of Youths and many more), Jonny released his first demo EP ‘Notes’ in 2015. Following this release, The Jonny Oates Band was born.
The JOB has grown into an eclectic, raucous, infectious group of real-talking musicians, playing some British summertime tunes. Jonny Oates, Jordan Bates and friends continue to push the boundaries of genre, experiment with sound and rhythm and have a jolly good time along the way.