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About Jon Hunt

Jon is a solo artist from London, UK.

He writes, arranges, performs and mixes all his material himself, with the exception of some of the drums.

Between 2008 and 2013 he released three albums under the moniker 'jh', followed by a compilation album 'Morning Sun' in 2015.

It is impossible to describe Jon’s music in a nutshell, as the only ethos he has is to make exactly the music he wants to make, with no regard to commercial thought.

Generally his albums take in alternative and progressive rock, pop, powerpop, psychedelia, acoustic and experimental genres. This means that Jon's music isn't particularly easy to market. However, honesty and integrity are seen as more important: If you can't make the kind of art you love, and want to, then what's the point?

The jh albums hark back to the time when the 'album' was thought of as an artform in itself. A lot of thought goes into the order of tracks, lyrical and musical concepts right down to the physical CD artwork.

His recordings are startlingly honest pieces of work that reveal more and more on each listen.

Citing bands as influences can be vague and misleading, a better way is to list some of Jon's favourite albums, which can be found HERE. The defining quality of his music would probably be that it is 'quintessentially English'.

In 2008 he released his debut album 'Truth & Bullshit'.

Over the hours-worth of music on the CD, it took in short melodic powerpop (almost punky) numbers, but the album also veered off into progressive, experimental and acoustic territories.

December 2011 saw the release of 'Wanderlust', an hour and twenty minutes-worth of eclectic music even more diverse in range than 'Truth & Bullshit'. Please check out the 12-minute free sampler HERE.

Jon occasionally plays live in an acoustic capacity, on electro-acoustic hybrid guitar and sometimes keyboard. Live dates will appear on the NEWS & GIGS page as soon as they are confirmed.

The third jh album 'So Much Promise' was released on 9th December 2013.

An anthology of these three albums 'Morning Sun' was released by Bad Elephant Music on 16th March 2015, and available to stream for free/purchase HERE.

To listen to samples of his work, go HERE.

2017 update: Jon is currently working on a new album - all news will appear here.