Laurence was handed the award for "Young Artist of the Year," at the 2014 British Blues Awards ceremony held at the Great British RnB Festival in Colne, Lancashire.Laurence Jones Is 23 years old and is already making a big name for himself.
"Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy" - BBC Radio 2
The young gunslinger of the blues Laurence Jones has sensationally signed a deal with "Ruf Records". His Debut album for the label and 2nd album for Laurence was recorded at the Legendary Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B King and Derek trucks have recorded. A catalogue of big names appear on the album including Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito.
Walter Trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour
"Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius" - "Walter Trout"
A Buzz has been building rapidly around Laurence Jones, starting well before the release of his 2012 "Thunder In The Sky".
Since then Laurence has clocked up some serious road miles from touring through out the U.K and Europe.
"Classic Rock - Blues Magazine" - Call him the "Future of the blues" and the "next big thing".. with 2nd album "Temptation" british band leader Laurence Jones has turned his hot-tip potentil into fully formed brilliance, and officially graduated from boy wonder to main man.
The future of British blues? On the strength of this album, don't bet against it
"Blues & Soul" - The brand new album on Ruf Records "Temptation" will scoop awards and put Laurence firmly on the map.
Get ready to Rock Magazine gave the debut album "Thunder In The Sky" a 5/5***** rating “Laurence Jones is a wise musical head on young shoulders and ‘Thunder in the Sky’ is an excellent debut album, its worth five stars”.
Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" and was featured on the "Blues Fury C.D along with
Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and many more.
Laurence is influenced by, Walter Trout Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Albert Collins...
Support comes from one of the most exciting prospects on the British blues scene today.... THE BLACK CIRCLES