There’s really no point in tiptoeing around the elephant in the room, after all, it is an elephant. I could attempt to make mere mention regarding the origins of the latest noisemaker to reach my ears, but, why? The way I see it, we all came from somewhere, we all trod paths to get there and we sure as hell fucked up along the way.
So, with that in mind, I am sitting reflecting on my night at legendary music venue, The Scotch of St James for former Made in Chelsea star, Andy Jordan, and the release of his debut single, “Gin and Jazz.”
These days, Jordan is a more humble and decidedly less polished singer/songwriter with a sound that blends Pop, Jazz, Blues, Soul, and R&B. Influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Sam Cooke, and Melody Gardot. Now signed to Ten West, Andy has spent the last few years writing, performing and collaborating and makes his return backed by a new live band consisting of some of the top jazz and blues players around, and an incredible set of new songs showcasing his deep love of real Jazz and Soul.
Speaking about the EP and things to come, Andy says “…the EP is half written, and as with all of these things I have a bunch of songs that I’m super excited to release as soon as possible. For me though it’s about getting the narrative of the entire record correct, it’s a story of my life and I want to make sure I tell it in a way others can relate to as it’s about an honest journey that I feel is shared by many.”
Needless to say, the former reality star come musician is going to have to overcome some misconceptions, judgement and less than warm welcomes from diehard insiders of the industry, and, it will be down to the character and grit of not only the music, but, the man to define where Andy Jordan goes now.
Daisy Sells | WRITER
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