"Christo Jones has an extraordinary ear for sounds from different eras and manages to melt them together seamlessly. His talent for arranging and managing all the instruments with mechanical discipline and aesthetic intuition is remarkable." - Live Review, The Music / Drum Media
Sydney's Christo Jones uses a towering self-built rig overflowing with guitars, keys, samplers and pedals to write, record and perform epic, melodic, and beautiful symphonic-pop tunes.
Folk, soundscape and pop vie for attention as his arrangements build to ecstatic crescendos under Christo’s commanding voice.
After wowing 2,000 delegates and thousands of live YouTube viewers at Sydney's TED Talks, Christo Jones took to Sydney’s venues and interstate touring while recording with producer Daniell Johnston and über-engineer Nat Love (assistant engineer on albums by Bob Dylan, Jay Z & Jeff Buckley).
Christo Jones' debut single 'Anyway' received glowing reviews (extracts below), and attracted airplay Australia-wide including Melbourne's Triple R, playlist rotation on Sydney's FBi Radio and triple j unearthed digital radio.
His new single 'Complicate' has attracted more praise, with the unique music clip containing footage from pioneering French cinematographer George Méliès.
"There's a beautiful danger to the way Christo Jones layers his music. The result is textured and sonically impressive soundscapes." - Australian Billboard Correspondent
"Though one would assume Christo’s "one man multi-instrumentalist" sound to be a familiar one, the intricacies of his music and performance are nothing short of spellbinding and - dare I say – unique. With a huge sound that makes you think of bands like The Polyphonic Spree rather than a Xavier Rudd, with Christo Jones you can certainly expect the unexpected."- The [AU] Review
"'Anyway' is a monumental layering of sounds and lyrical charm that make for an aural feast, something new can be heard each listen." - Undercover.fm
"Christo Jones makes a big impression with his debut single 'Anyway'. This is such a rich, lush song. It’s so exciting to uncover an artist who’s truly shaking things up. Expect to hear big things from Christo Jones.”- Sounds of Oz
"Christo Jones has an extraordinary ear for sounds from different eras and manages to melt them together seamlessly, with several songs that bounced from ‘60s harmony pop to stuff reminiscent of early Yeasayer material. His talent for arranging and managing all the instruments with mechanical discipline and aesthetic intuition is remarkable." - Live Review, The Music / Drum Media