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Last month we hosted our first ever Orange Jams event at London’s Black Heart with US band Monarch. Hailing from the San Diego / Encinitas / Ocenaide area, Monarch are one of many bands who have followed in the footsteps of the mighty Earthless and Astra and turned the area into a psychedelic haven for both bands and listeners, contributing to a scene that’s been making waves way blowing minds for nearly two decades. Mixing elements of classic rock, psychedelia, prog, jazz and improv jams, Monarch seemed like the perfect fit for our psychedelic summer extravaganza and we could not be happier with how it turned out.

Support came from HECK / Haggard Cat guitarist Matt Reynolds, Swedish Death Candy drummer Marco Ninni and GNOB bassist Ben Kenobi-Marflar in the form of an improv psych jam. Despite frequenting different circles and having only met and played together once in early 2017, they all accepted the challenge in a heartbeat and blew all our minds when they came together to let their worlds collide.

We’d like to thank: The Black Heart and Matt for working alongside us to make this a night to remember, Mathmos and their lava lamps for adding to the visual experience, The Great Frog for their social support and gifting to the band, Liquid Death and Signature Brew for offering drinks to the band, Yorkshire Burrito for feeding the band and photographer Emily Power for capturing it all on camera.

The first ever Jonesing Jams took place 20th of April at London’s 93 Feet East, and saw Matt Reynolds (guitar and vocals in HECK & HCBP), Ben Kenobi-Marflar (bassist in GNOB), Jonny Halifax (lapsteel and harmonica in Honkeyfinger and The Howling Truth) and Marco Ninni (drummer in Swedish Death Candy) get together on stage for a heavy improv psych jam in front of an audience, all supported by Norwegian psych connoisseurs Shaman Elephant. Now, how did this go down? Check out the video above, or have a look here to read a full review.

Matt Reynolds and Jonny Halifax by Emily Power

Ben Kenobi-Marflar by Emily Power

Matt Reynolds and Jonny Halifax by Emily Power

Matt Reynolds by Emily Power

Marco Ninni by Simon Shoulders

Ben Kenobi-Marflaf by Simon Shoulders

Jonny Halifax by Simon Shoulders

Matt Reynolds by Emily Power

Matt Reynolds by Simon Shoulders

Jonny Halifax by Emily Power

Jonny Halifax by Emily Power

Shaman Elephant / Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen by Emily Power

Shaman Elephant by Emily Power

Shaman Elephant / Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen by Simon Shoulders

Shaman Elephant by Simon Shoulders

We’re excited to be teaming up with The Jonesing Jams, a new live music concept in London where musicians are hand picked from different bands to form a ‘one night only supergroup’ for a heavy 70’s psych rock jam – guitarist from one band, drummer from another – that whole shebang, ya know?

The first Jonesing Jams will take place at London’s 93 Feet East this upcoming Thursday 20th of April, and features guitarist Matt Reynolds of ‘general extreme noise’ band HECK and rock ‘n’ roll two piece HCBP, bassist Ben Kenobi-Marflar of eastern inspired psych band GNOB and psychedelic doom band Sonic Mass, Jonny Halifax of greasy noise and distorted blues bands Honkeyfinger and Jonny Halifax and the Howling Truth on lapsteel and harmonica, and powerhouse drummer Marco Ninni of psychedelic experimental rock band Swedish Death Candy. Together they’ll bring a whole specter of genres and influences, which resulted in the night being called ‘Worlds Collide.’

The idea behind’ The Jonesing Jams’ came from late nights spent at friends rehearsal spaces where everyone would tune in and jam, and all this amazing music would come out of it – all this amazing music that no one ever got to hear, so now we’re taking the jams out of the studio and onto a stage in front of an audience, and who know’s what’ll happen? To get in the mood for the jam, each artist as well as support band Shaman Elephant picked ten of their favourite tunes which has resulted in a gooey and great mix of genres and generations;

So, if you’re in London and fancy coming down for a free gig, heavy riffs and psychedelic jamming, doors open at 7pm, and things kick off at 8 – see you there!