Jack Roberts - The Romance, The Row, And The Wreck

The Romance, The Row, And The Wreck

Jack Roberts

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CD Album 11 tracks £9.00
Download Album (Download) (MP3) 11 tracks £7.99
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Description

Jack Roberts - The Romance, The Row, And The Wreck

Jack Roberts has drawn comparison to heavyweights Tom Waits, Barry Adamson & Leonard Cohen with his growling vocals and powerful song writing. Roberts’ combines filmic epics, raucous shanties and a subtle blues laden folk sound on his second album. Written together with Jack’s wife Jill in their eccentric Wirral home the record – adorned with and named after Roberts’ own three canvas artwork – documents an intriguing creative Liverpool-life and wandering dreams of potent left-field energy and a dark, curious storytelling full of the contradiction of wit and pain.

Having recently supported Nick Harper, Son Of Dave, Brute Chorus, Ruarri Joseph, & Band Of Holy Joy, Roberts is known for his stunning and off-the-wall live performances where he uses everything from a specially adapted one-string bass mic-stand, bin cello, bicycle pump and biting Scouse humour. There’s similar creativity at work here as the heartbreak of Sleepwalking, Fall For You and The Lights Are Going Out combine with the relentless black humour of You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead and Heart Attack. Jack and Jill Roberts take on the often-heated creative process together. With her ear deep in her husband’s musical thought process Jill Roberts helps form Jack’s emotions in to this intricate web of lyrics. Now 60 years old, Jack’s time has finally come around having carefully crafted his music, guises and band (now a tight four piece with violinist Haden John, pianist Dan Murphy and acoustic guitarist Martin Heslop).

Jack finds lyrical inspiration and a shared philosophy with the Irish orphan and de Selby scholar in Brian O’Nolan aka Flann O’Brien’s cult book The Third Policeman. His music rises from a deep love of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. A beautifully unusual man, an extraordinary album twenty years in the pan.

Reviews

"Articulate view of life and love filtered through black humour. The most obvious templates are Leonard Cohen and early Tom Waits, but Jack's own personality makes its make on the evocative balladry" Uncut

"Gruff, intense, mesmeric songs that explore love, life & misery with savagely melodic style" Time Out

"There's more than a touch of Tom Waits about Jack Roberts. Roberts is a singular talent...he's on to something profound" Properganda Magazine

"'TR, TR, & TW' is really rather great. At times he sounds like Tom Waits" John Kennedy, XFM
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Tracklisting

CD Album (TIPT007)
  1. Jack Roberts - Sleepwalking
  2. Jack Roberts - Da Dee Da Dum
  3. Jack Roberts - Fall For You
  4. Jack Roberts - Driving Away
  5. Jack Roberts - Febuary The Twenty Fifth
  6. Jack Roberts - The Mermaids
  7. Jack Roberts - If
  8. Jack Roberts - You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead
  9. Jack Roberts - The Lights Are Going Out
  10. Jack Roberts - Skin Deep
  11. Jack Roberts - Heart Attack
Download Album (Download) (TIPT007)
  1. Jack Roberts - Sleepwalking
  2. Jack Roberts - Da Dee Da Dum
  3. Jack Roberts - Fall For You
  4. Jack Roberts - Driving Away
  5. Jack Roberts - February The Twenty Fifth
  6. Jack Roberts - The Mermaids
  7. Jack Roberts - If
  8. Jack Roberts - You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead
  9. Jack Roberts - The Lights Are Going Out
  10. Jack Roberts - Skin Deep
  11. Jack Roberts - Heart Attack