Another one of MIMR Sounds of 2016 acts are the fantastic The Jade Assembly and we welcome them on to Band Chat. The indie rockers from Bolton have made a name for themselves with their thrilling live shows and workmanlike attitude to their music
I spoke to John (lead singer/Guitar) about a exciting 2016 and playing for the ‘Jade Army’
MIMR: Great to have you on the blog, what musical influences do you draw upon on when writing your songs?
John: When writing our songs I draw from a lot of places life experiences and things that I see In day to day life – When I was growing up I was a massive Oasis fan so I was heavily influenced by them since then I have got into a lot of early bands The Beatles The Stones Led Zepplelin and David Bowie we were very sad to lose such an innovator last month
MIMR: 2016 looks like its going to be a busy year for the band, can you reveal what you guys have planned?
John: We have a lot of exciting things in the pipeline for 2016 a lot of which we have to keep very hush hush but we will be releasing 2 singles and our debut album later this year and we’ll be all over the uk playing lots of gigs to promote this
MIMR: What’s been your favourite venue you’ve played?
John: We have played a lot of great venues all over the UK but our favourite has been being asked to play at the home of our beloved Bolton Wanderers on a number of occasions and even being asked to record the song that they come out to every week
MIMR: Very much looking forward to gig at Manchester Academy in a few weeks time, what’s the best thing about playing Live?
John: I think playing live is one of the best things about being in a band, getting to see all of our fans enjoying the music and singing the songs back to us is very humbling – our fans the ‘Jade-army’ are the best fans in the world
MIMR: Thanks for talking to MIMR, can’t wait to feature the Manchester academy gig on the blog, where can people find out the latest news about the band?
John: You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter and you can listen to our music on soundcloud and reverb nation
Our new single ‘nothing changes’ will be available from all major platforms 29.02.16 on Ugly man records
Feb 7th – soundcontrol David Bowie all dater for cancer research
Feb 10th – Trafford radio
Feb 13th – Manc academy 3
Feb 26th – beer prest – Prestwich
Feb 27th -bwfc macron stadium our single launch
March 5th – Sebright Arms London
March 17rh – parr street 2 Liverpool
March 25th – engine rooms skelmersdale
March 27th – B Fest Bolton
April 1st – late lounge Rhyl
April 8th – old courts Wigan