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JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys

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Chrissie Hynde - Vocals, Guitar
JP Jones - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Patrick Murdoch – Guitar
Sam Swallow – Piano, Keyboards
Vezio Bacci – Bass
Geoff Holroyde - Drums

Fidelity!, the gutsy, raw debut album from JP, Chrissie, & The Fairground Boys, is an epic love story, albeit not a conventional one. Everything you need to know about the heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting and fruitful relationship between The Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde and Welsh singer-songwriter JP Jones is contained within Fidelity!’s 11 songs — from passion and desire, to sadness and acceptance. As Hynde sings in the wrenchingly candid opening track “Perfect Lover”: “I found my perfect lover but he’s only half my age / He was learning how to stand when I was wearing my first wedding band / I found my perfect lover but I have to turn the page / But I want him in my kitchen and standing on my stage.”

Of course Hynde, a fiercely truthful songwriter, and committed animal-rights activist, has never been one to mince words. She has been beloved for decades by fans around the world for what one critic has called her “steely exterior and disarming emotional vulnerability.” Hynde has met her match in JP Jones. The 31-year-old musician hails from Porthcawl, a holiday resort in Wales that is home to seven beaches and a large caravan park near where his mother settled after growing up on a traveling fairground. Jones’ father, a member of the Royal Air Force, met his mother while on leave, and opened an arcade on the fairground when Jones was a child. “I worked at a neighboring arcade on the beach every holiday and summer vacation,” Jones says.

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  • pawnshopheart1

    Does anyone have a copy of the interview of Jp, Chrissy & the Fairground Boys on "The World Cafe"--NRP--Oct 29th 2010. Tape or CDR. I've got Pretenders stuff to trade. Direct E-mail is ourmets@yahoo.com Thanks a lot Troy

    17 Aug 2013 Reply