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Spring 2018 Live shows

Guildford Institute * Ward Street * Guildford * GU1 4LH

Friday 23rd March * Plus Marker 

The Drawingroom * Francis Yard * Chesham * Buckinghamshire * HP5 1DG

 Saturday 24th March *  Plus Jon Kenzie

The Kitchen Garden * Kings Heath * Birmingham * B14 7SA * Sund 25th March * Plus Eddy


Dartmouth Inn * Totnes * Devon * TQ9 5EL* Plus Trappist Afterland

+ Keith Christmas * Monday 2nd April

Here’s a winter warmer animated film of ‘Sentinel and the Fools Of the Finest Degree’ album front cover art set to the instrumental ‘Flying’ featuring Dik Cadbury on lead guitar. In 1978 Bob Williams created the front of the album to depict the songs and how we saw the world. Decades later Bob and film maker Jon Aldersea made this animation. This video is dedicated to Bob Williams 1951 - 2013, a lifelong friend and great artist. Enjoy. Links below.

 'Flying' from 'Sentinel and the Fools of the Finest Degree' featuring Dik Cadbury

"Nigel Mazlyn Jones acoustic guitarist and lyricist, is a veteran of the first wave of British acoustic warriors, along with Roy Harper, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Mick Softley and Mike Chapman. He returns to the front line after a five-year breather invigorated and enthused to bewilder and bemuse your singular and most excellent delight" Richard Allen Shindig!

Papa Echo Alpha Charlie Echo

A Cry for Peace. Live studio session. NMJ - guitar/vocals and Steve McDaniel - piano.

In 1980 NMJ was an inshore life boat crewman and had to learn the phonetic alphabet which sat on the music stand on his piano in Port Isaac. One day the tune and words just jumped out at him. Haunted by this song since he wrote it in 1980 NMJ decided it had to be revisited the way it was written, with piano and no overdubs. This live studio recording was filmed and is the first of a series only available as downloads direct from this site.

The song first appeared on the NMJ album ‘Water from the Well’ in 1986 and was produced by Nigel Gray renowned producer of the first three albums and singles of ‘The Police’.

Download income will help continue this live series. Poor payments dictated by online corporates mean many artists creative survival now depends on direct sales. Enjoy the ‘free to view’ You Tube film and as a fair barter for this artists work please buy the high quality Wav or MP3 download here.

Thank you.

Raft pages

‘Raft’ New album featuring 12 string guitars and glissando. With Guy Evans of Van Der Graaf Generator - drums and percussion, Rog Patterson - Chapman Stick - fretless bass and acoustic, Jo Lucy - violin, Oscar Morse - Sax, Jim Nield - electric guitar, Rob Phillips - fretless bass, Margaret MJ - piano, Dave Reeves - harmonicas, Oscar Morse - Sax. Original paintings Pete Loveday

Atmospheric influences from the rugged North Cornish coastline and the story of 'Raft' - Some of these pieces were written, played and recorded simultaneously. All 'string' sounds are created by glissando.




"There ís a complexity to his approach, ferocity edged with a brittle beauty .. joy of living pervades .. often rainbow lit." - Mojo May 2014

"lyrical inspiration, daring instrumental tracks that shine. 8 out of 10" - Uncut Magazine

"entirely original acoustic folk sound, some of the best acoustic music in the UK" - Shindig! Magazine

"An undoubted musical maverick, there is something profoundly elemental about his music" - R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine

Watch NMJ play live Raft tracks.



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