Monday, 27 April 2009
Jono Mccleery - Cafe Koha, Leicester Square.
After recently writing about artists signed to Ninja Tune such as the Long Lost who's sound really isn't what would normally be related to the label, here is another recent addition to their sterling roster that will raise a few eyebrows. After wandering in to the venue, a candle lit cellar below a restaurant just off Leicester Square, it set the scene well for the delightful sounds of Jono McCleery. The modest McCleery combines a unique vocal talent somewhere in the realms of Antony Hegarty with some very intricate guitar work. His set, showcasing some new tracks from his upcoming first Ninja Tune release was haunting and unfathomably entertaining. He was one of those artists I just couldn't keep my eyes off of, from the moment he came on the crowd was totally silenced, watching in awe.
With an album out produced by Flybe later on in the year, I predict big things for mr McCleery.