Soul Beats Vol 1 – 5 track mix. The first volume of Soul Beats was released in September 2020, featuring Toronto-based keys virtuoso, Jonny Tobin. We were pretty excited about this one. It was Umz’s concept and we started, as usual, with drums, samples and bass. But I don’t think either of us were prepared for how good Jonny would be on it. It evokes so many different flavours, including, for those old enough, a little Stevie Winwood! Once Umz had woven his magic and Davide Carbone had mastered it for us, we thought it was possibly our best work to date.
"I’m privileged to have worked with Jon on tour in 2016. His skill on the bass and his vocal talent are exemplary and his work ethic is incredible. He’s earned my respect both as a musician and a person."
Eddie Allen, Guitarist - Marty Wilde and The Wildcats. Ex Editor Guitarist Magazine.
"Apart from being a genuinely lovely guy he is also a top bass man. Check out the JENNER, MELLOR rhythm section on the last OUCH album MEDWAY DOG..".
Clive Jenner, drummer - Groove Armada, Lenny Kravitz, The Proclaimmers, The Freestylers
"First and foremost Jon is an excellent bass player with a superb knack for writing lyrical, melodic bass lines for original material. If you’re playing covers, Jon is not only a quick learner – but more importantly when the parts have entered his mind they stay there and will be delivered consistently at any time under any circumstance."
Preben Raunsbjerg, Producer and guiatrist - James Burton's band
"His bass playing and harmonies are second to none in all the different styles of music that we covered and he is the most honest and hardworking bloke I have ever worked with.”
Kevin Taylor, Ouch!