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60 Seconds With… N’Fa Jones


So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?

The Band name is my name.. N'fa Jones.. I'm the songwriter, and MC

 

What do you reckon people will say you sound like?

Hopefully "good, heavvvy, doooope"..

 

What do you love about making music?

The fact that its invisible, and doesn't exist in physical form.. you vibe, clap hands, sing, record an idea that you either just thought of, or have been carrying a while, and magically a song appears – and hopefully other people can enjoy it also.

 

What do you hate about the music industry?

I guess the business side of it, turning art into income. There's almost always a compromise to make that hurts somehow.

 

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

Guru from Gangster. I met him briefly in a venue in Sydney a few years back, and we had a chat. His vibe was really cool, and positive. He was talking about wanting to connect with people like myself around the world and create. I wish I had had the guts to say, 'Yeah, check this out, I think you'll dig it." I guess I figured there would be another chance in the future.

 

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

Simon Fuller. The guy is a genius, but he uses his super powers for evil instead of good. People like him are the reason that the music industry is all about dollars, and turning out new pop stars like battery hens, and leaving a lot of very good artists unheard 'cause they don't fit his criteria.

 

What can a punter expect from your live show?

Energy, good vibes, good memories.

 

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

On this tour I have my new EP Babylondon featuring the singles Wayooy – with Roots Manuva & M-Phazes – and the new single March On. I also have some pretty cool t-shirts I made, so you can pick one of them up also. I'm pretty sure you can still get your hands on Cause An Effect and the 1200 Techniques albums too.

 

When’s the gig and with who?

Thursday April 19 at The Grace Darling Hotel with Tom Showtime and Remi Kolawole. Doors from 9pm.

 

Anything else to add?

Just hope ya having a good one. Oh, and check out nfajones.com. Peace!