On 30th October we welcome JIM to Future Yard, the alter ego of Jim Baron, founding member of housey disco giants Crazy P. JIM is Jim’s previously unknown acoustic, Balearic folk inspired, singer songwriter side, channelling the sound of early 70’s Laurel Canyon that took a detour through Nottingham. A kaleidoscope of harmony vocals – as Crosby, Stills and Nash might have sounded with a funky back beat. Delicate acoustic fingerpicking, warmed by a swell of brass before a drama of electric unfolds. Guitar band music, delivered with the sensibilities of someone who knows how to make you dance. Sun-kissed blue-eyed soul, reminiscent of Ned Doheny, but emanating from a beach far from California. JIM is coming to town.
Tickets on sale now.
Born from a time of solitude during lockdown during which Jim honed his songwriting skills, the stripped back sound takes inspiration from a number of different reference points; from Crosby Stills & Nash, Ned Doheny & Gerry Rafferty – even early Beta Band and Zero 7. This new string to Jim’s musical bow was first heard on 2021’s ‘Falling That You Know‘ EP released on Ibiza’s finest NuNorthern Soul Records. The EP contained his brilliant acoustic reinterpretation of Phoenix by The Cult – the track even earning the seal of approval from writers Ian Astbury & Billy Duffy.
The EP garnered much love & support from DJs like Gilles Peterson, Luke Una, Cosmo Murphy, Bill Brewster and Phil Mison and radio support from 6 Music, Worldwide FM, NTS Radio. & BBC Radio London, Wales, & Ulster.
JIMs debut LP, ‘Love Makes Magic‘, was released earlier this year via Vicious Charm.
"Baron’s well-honed sense of rhythm and flow proves palpable within Love Makes Magic’s intoxicating aesthetic, which is best epitomised by the title track’s fusion of synth-disco shimmer and dreamy, harmony-rich Laurel Canyon beatitude". - Uncut
MERSEYRAIL FREE TRAVEL OFFER
We have partnered with Merseyrail to offer free travel on the rail network on various dates in October, meaning you can travel to and from this show on the train!
Tickets are returns between your station of choice and one of the three stations close to Future Yard – Hamilton Square, Birkenhead Central or Conway Park, all within 5 minutes’ walking distance.
To claim your tickets, fill out the form linked below. Tickets will be emailed on the day of the show in question and can only be used on the selected date. You can claim a ticket up to 12pm on the day of the selected show.
Future Yard presents
Monday 30th October 2023
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £15 advance
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open 4pm-9pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.