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31 July 2007 @ 09:39 am
Music rec: Jeff Fiorello  
Last night I made icons - mostly at the request of aditu_az and annemiek81 although I was intending to do them anyway. They are icons of Jeff Fiorello, who I first encountered as one of the support acts at the Half Moon (Putney) gig last Monday. Jeff did three tracks at that gig (they were pushed for time) and blew me away to the extent that acrazywench and I got the CDs off the back of those three tracks. After the gig I stopped to talk to him and he is one of the nicest, most approachable people I've met in a long time.

He told us he was going to be doing two more gigs in London that week, then head up to Scotland for a gig in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh. Unfortunately with my madness-induced bus runs all over the country I wasn't going to be able to make it to any of the gigs. I'm gutted about that really. aditu_az and hopeless_cynic went to the Wednesday night gig in London, however, and spent a good deal of time chatting to Jeff (and his dad!) and completely agreed with my impressions of how *nice* he is. He signed CDs for them at the time (and one for me telling me I should have been there - would that I could have!) and gave them extra CDs to give to friends to spread his music around.

He deserves as much recognition as he can get.

Musically he's a guitar-based singer/songwriter (yeah, it's me saying this, you're surprised?) with a touch of indie, a little folksy, a little bluesy but mostly just damn good. He actually puts me in mind a little of David Sneddon (first winner of Fame Academy here - the only reality TV show I ever followed), but please don't let the memory of DS's singles put you off (in fact if you've never heard his album you should give it a chance)) but also has a unique touch to his lyrics and style.

I don't normally share smaller artists' music outwith a very small circle of friends (because I'll just relentlessly tell people they need to go buy the album!), but Jeff explicitly said to us that he would love as many people to hear his songs as possible so as soon as I get home I will be uploading some of his songs for you.

In the meantime, please check out his MySpace page and his site

Trust me on this, you will not regret it.

(and you could always add his name to your interests on your profile page...)
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Current Music: Jeff Fiorello - Cellphones
 
 
 
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on July 31st, 2007 08:50 am (UTC)
He's also on facebook and has a facebook group :) (Oh no, I wasn't in stalker mode yesterday, not at all!*bg*)

I was quite happy to read in someone's comments somewhere (either on myspace or facebook) that they were under the impression that Jeff would be coming back November/December time. Hope they're right, and if they are we're going! (If you have no holiday days left, I'll write you a note.)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//jeff lake - mewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
Awesome - do you have a link to his Facebook thingy (I'm on there too but I only have one friend because I don't tell people I have it. I should do something about that! (my full name if you're looking for me)

I work on academic years so my new holidays start on the 1st October - yay! That will be awesome if he comes back so soon and yup, we're going!
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on July 31st, 2007 08:59 am (UTC)
I found you and asked if we could be friends a few days ago......you haven't replied yet....*sob*

Anyhoo, as for Jeff I just searched for him in the search box (Jeff Fiorello) and there he was. I only joined the group though; I wasn't sure if in his facebook site his friends were mostly RL friends and didn't want to intrude.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//jeff & guitar - mewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 09:00 am (UTC)
Yup, I just signed in and found your request on there. Now I have two friends! *grins*
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on July 31st, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
Relieved now; thought you didn't love me anymore *g*

(Insecurity's a beautiful thing!*g*)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//jeff lake - mewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
I always forget I have the damn thing and I don't think it sends email notifications of requests or anything. Or if it does then it's in my spam filter...
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on July 31st, 2007 09:08 am (UTC)
It does send notifications, so I'm guessing they go straight to the filter.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: Pratchett//redo from start - wildecatewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
Or maybe Facebook hates me?

Hee!
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on July 31st, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
As I think I already mentioned, the beauty of insecurity!


(Facebook doesn't hate you, it's just evil.)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//jeff & guitar - mewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 09:27 am (UTC)
*clings to eljay*

(Facebook's all scary and new... I was *just* getting used to fricking MySpace as well!)
thedothatgirl: gilesgroovethedothatgirl on July 31st, 2007 10:16 am (UTC)
*butts in and waves*

Hi girls - I've missed you both :D

Sat last night and listened to one of your voice posts Sho *titters*

Will email you both soon. Busy at work. Sigh.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//jeff lake - mewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
You're back!

Yeah... the voice posts were a little full on weren't they? (Speaking of, and linking back to the post subject in a neat little way, Jeff actually made a voice post on aditu_az's journal from the Wednesday gig! it's here and very sweet!)
thedothatgirlthedothatgirl on July 31st, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
I dunno you gals rubbing shoulders with all the muso types

*is jealous*

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: guitar//inspiration - mewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 10:48 am (UTC)
*grins*

s'great innit?
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//jeff lake - mewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
He's just incredible isn't he? The CD's not been out of the evil!car's CD player since Sunday night!
Oh Castiel!: *grins*smeckles90 on July 31st, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Karyn has told me how awesome he is, we almost went to his gig in Edinburgh lol! I'm definetly going to buy his album!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//jeff & guitar - mewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
You definitely should - he's amazing! It's a shame you didn't manage to make it to the Edinburgh gig, but Becky (acrazywench) thinks there's a chance he's coming back in November time?
Oh Castiel!: *grins*smeckles90 on August 2nd, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
OH really? Hmm, sounds like a night out for the Scottish Fen Posse :P
Annemiek: Jeff Fiorelliannemiek81 on July 31st, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
You are made of complete, utterly, AWESOMENESS! :)
I cant wait for the songs! I should've gotten his album on the Monday night but was out of pounds! *sighs*

He deserves as much recognition as he can get.
Cant agree more with this! JEFF ROCKS!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//jeff & guitar - mewhiskyinmind on July 31st, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
voila!

There's another five to link to as well, and I'll be adding those over the next few hours!