Reviews

 

Show review from Sept. tour in Brighton UK

"Singer-songwriter Ceekay Jones, famous for being in various hardcore acts, now has a more mellow sound, very similar to that of City & Colour’s Dallas Green, and James Bay. This is emphasised even more so when he performs covers by both artists. His performance of Bay’s ‘Let It Go’ is so perfect that had you not seen Ceekay Jones on stage you would have thought it was Bay himself. The New Mexico-born artist’s set also includes a cover of The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ as well as many of his own songs. His interesting mix of alternative and urban sounds, paired with soaring vocals and beautiful guitar playing, makes for a captivating set”.

Words by Chloe Rose Eaton for NoiseCannon.com

 

Show review from Sept. tour @ AUDIO in Glasgow Scotland 

"Ceekay Jones has channeled his wild raucous side into a more wholesome display of raw singer songwriting projections, which own a distinctive edge as well as being heart-fully soulful. His unique creative tapestry leads him to be a true gleaming gem of an artist who has achieved an incredible amount over the years, ranging from his membership of Stereo Chemix with Limp Bizkit’s John Otto and old friend Norman Cutliff, to his hardcore days with NY Hardcore band Skarhead, as well as hitting the stage at the biggest music award show in Australia (The Aria Awards) with Bliss N Eso to perform their hit single "My life". His distinctive style and manner has carried him far and it was very cool just to catch him in an intimate venue such as Audio Glasgow.
   Ceekay's melodic, soulful style really drew upon the venue, and his witty intellect kept him razor sharp for the duration. His songs have a root level authenticity, that just resonate, bringing real life situations from street life to relationships to the forefront with such melodic flow and vibrancy. He gave us, in many ways, a down- to-earthperformance, as his set felt very natural to the ambiance of the room. Rather than sticking to a set play list, he just flowed and showed us his spirit. This was my first encounter with Ceekay so my initial sensation was that I felt really drawn to his experiences, which he demonstrates through his creative pen flow and overall strong spirited style. My second thought was how much II really liked the kat's red suede shoes. They sure are taking him places!”

Words by   for newhellfireclub.co.uk

 

Bliss n Eso interview on Triple J Radio Australia

"He was doing his last song of the set just before we got onstage, so every night we're in the backstage room warming up and we're hearing this song. And it was like, "This chorus — fuck, man, it's really good." He plays live and sings and does the whole thing, and he captures people with this one song, even if they've never heard him before. We were like, "Fuck, he's captured us, what the hell."

Words from Johnathan aka BLISS on Triple Australia

 http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/mag/blogs/s3771205.htm

 

Song review of single “EVERYTIME”  w/ Madchild (Swollen Members)

"“Everytime” with Ceekay Jones is thankfully everything that “SLUT” is not. The track opens with some beautiful guitar and Ceekay Jones’ vocals are sweeping and epic. Madchild’s rap here is about self-criticism and about hope for the future. This is a gorgeous, radio friendly song with today’s trendy folk elements"

Written by Prachi Kamble for HipHopCanada