I’ve just met a genius singer/songwriter. He was doing a live set and being interviewed on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio Two Show and I really liked the sound of him. So I got in touch and went to meet him and his guitar for a cup of tea.
His name is Jont and he writes ‘achingly lovely melodies’ says Uncut and is ‘rather marvellously like Bowie in his happier moments’ says Artrocker. Put better than me but you can check his music out yourselves here
But Jont’s music is only half the reason I like him. Not because it’s half-good but because it’s only half the story. And it’s a real Challenger story.
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Like so many others it turns out, after hearing Jont talk on the radio, I feel compelled to show my support not just for his music but for his own personal courage, determination, creativity and commitment. I identify not just with his music and his underdog status but his beliefs, his behaviour and the culture that he had invited us all to be part of. Meeting him the other confirms all this and so yes, tonight is the night. The best gig in town will be going on in our garden at 58a Wickham Road, Brockley. London SE4 1LS.
I don’t have much experience as a venue manager or tour promoter but I do pour a very nice glass of beer and might even put out some cheesy snacks. So Challenger people, forget your usual Tuesday night plan or bring them along. Head to my house. Hope for nice weather. Come and say Hello.