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Jonathon Powell The Flight

Jonathan Powell presents tracks in beautiful online digi-book

In a whirlwind 12 months, song writer Jonathan Powell has worked as a co-writer, producer and has performed at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe including The British Showcase Stage at The Midem Interceltique Festival in Cannes, the Greenman Festival, Hop Farm Fest & Beach Break Live. He recently showcased at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Powell has just released his second single, ‘Brave Captain Mallard’ from his new album, ‘The Flight & Other Stories’. His blend of influences can echo Elbow or Jeff Buckley in an incredibly versatile vocal, but can equally hint at songwriting heroes; David Bowie, Ben Folds and Gary Barlow. And they are all distinctly Jonathan Powell.

Powell has taken the rather unique measure of putting together a beautiful digi-book in which to present his work.


"I really wanted to make the album seem like a book of short stories both in content and appearance. So the decision to get a digi-book online made a lot of sense. We got the awesomely talented Sam Parrett in to design it, and the digi-book ended up being something that people were commenting on really positively. It bridges the lyric sheet to the music, and considering that the lyrics are really integral to the understanding of the album, I think it does this really successfully."


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