WORK-IN-PROGRESS (VAULTS FESTIVAL)

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AT VAULTS FESTIVAL

(TWO LONDON SHOWS JAN 31ST / FEB 3RD)

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE. If you’re a Londoner, a near-Londoner, or the sort of person willing to travel for a show, then please join us for two new work-in-progress shows at VAULT FESTIVAL! Here are the details.

WHEN?: THURS JAN 31st and SUN FEB 3rd.

SPECIFICALLY WHEN?: 9.15pm both nights.

WHERE?: VAULTS FESTIVAL, Waterloo, London

WHO?: US.

HOW MUCH?: £6.50.

HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOULD I BRING?: ALL OF THEM.

WILL THE NEW JONNY & THE BAPTISTS T-SHIRT BE AVAILABLE?: MOST LIKELY.

CAN I BUY TICKETS NOW?: YES! Just CLICK HERE ON THIS LINK.

We will be performing about ten new songs and a load of new stand-up and chat and being a great deal of fun. The tickets are super cheap so ideal for the post-holiday brokeness we are all feeling right now.

Please join us. It’ll be great, and quite exciting.

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS’ CHRISTMAS BANG

(A BIG LONDON CHRISTMAS SHOW ON DECEMBER 16TH)

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE. We’re doing a massive Christmas show with our best friends! And it’s on sale NOW!

WHEN?: Sunday December 16th 2018

SPECIFICALLY WHEN?: Doors 7pm, show 7.45pm

WHERE?: The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PP

WHO?: JONNY & THE BAPTISTS, JOSIE LONG, TIERNAN DOUIEB, KIRSTY NEWTON, DANIEL BENOLIEL and JONNY & JOSIE’S ACTUAL BABY (first ever live performance / DJ set) AND A SUPER SPECIAL SECRET GUEST WE’RE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT. 

HOW MUCH?: £10 online! £12 on the door!

HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOULD I BRING?: ALL OF THEM.

WILL THE NEW JONNY & THE BAPTISTS T-SHIRT BE AVAILABLE?: Yes it will! For the first time ever! WOW!

CAN I BUY TICKETS NOW?: YES! Just CLICK HERE ON THIS LINK.

Guys we’re super looking forward to this. Tell you friends, bring your loved ones, come and have a bloody good Christmas Bang* with us.

All love,

J&tBs XX

*we decided on this name very late at night and now it’s too late to change it.

To Celebrate 7 years of Jonny & The Baptists, we’re doing a FLASH SALE!

*UPDATE* We are keeping the sale open for an additional week or so, as someone asked us to keep it available until they were paid, and a flash sale is potentially unfair to those who live close to the edge of their overdrafts (we should know). So the sale is STILL ON NOW! *UPDATE OVER*

From Midday October 23rd, we’re having a ONE WEEK FLASH SALE where you can buy all of our digital back catalogue for just £20! That’s six albums and one EP! More on that at the bottom, but first – here’s why …

Seven years ago we played our very first gig. It was at an event called ‘The Midnight Matinees’ at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden on October 22nd 2011.

Well. Actually, technically, our first ever gig together was the night before during a mixed bill show hosted and curated by Colin Hoult, at the Leicester Square Theatre Basement. But Colin, already relatively pissed and overexcited, couldn’t remember the name of our act, and introduced as “um, Jonny and his … friend”. So we’re not counting that one. That was a one-off performance by the avant garde act “um, Jonny and his … friend”, who just happened to look like us and do semi-accurate versions of “Robert” and “Quentin Blake”.

Anyway. We are seven. Apparently, according to a book:

“Most 7-year-olds display an unending thirst for knowledge and will have an innate curiosity and excitement about things in the world. They are natural explorers, scientists, and analysts, and often ask questions about everything from why the sky is blue to where babies come from. At this age, they also take great pride in sharing their knowledge about things.”

And that sounds bang on.

To celebrate this milestone we’re having a FLASH SALE, where you can buy all of our digital back catalogue for just £20! CLICK HERE to go to the deal – click on ‘full digital discography’ half way down the page! It looks like this (see below):

We love you. Hooray!

KALEIDOSCOPE FESTIVAL

Just a quick one! We’re hugely pleased to announce we’ll be playing at Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace, London on July 21st!

The lineup is mega (just have a butchers on that link!) and it’ll be our first show for a while following Jonny becoming a father so it should be grand. We’re hugely looking forward to it and tickets are available HERE.

Here’s a little trailer to wet the ol’ appetite! I mean – we’re not in the trailer but I’m sure that’s some sort of computer error.

You get the idea. Big festival, big fun.

Big love,

P&J XX

NEW TOUR DATES: MAR-APR-MAY 2018

‘The World Is A Mess, Here Are Some Songs’

We’re working on new material but every time we write something silly about the world, the world does something even sillier. So while we figure things out, we’re doing a run of dates with lots of new songs (and some old ones) to try to make sense of the mess.

★★★★ ‘Brilliant – the closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods’ Fest Magazine

SUN 25 MAR EXETER Bike Shed Theatre
THU 29 MAR NEWBURY Arlington Arts Centre
THU 5 & FRI 20 APR LONDON Canal Cafe
FRI 13 APR MILTON KEYNES The Stables
FRI 27 APR WASHINGTON Arts Centre
TUE 1 MAY LEEDS Carriageworks
FRI 4 MAY MACHYNLLETH Comedy Festival
SUN 13 MAY MARGATE Tom Thumb Theatre

BEST OF SHOWS WITH LIVE BAND

We’re doing some BEST OF shows with a live band! They’re in February 2018, in Leicester, Oxford and London. Basically, we did some acoustic gigs in Edinburgh and a reviewer wrote this…

★★★★ ‘Brilliant – the closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods’ Fest Magazine

So now our egos are out of control. Joining us will be the musical talents of Kirsty Newton (The Distraction Club) and Rob Sell (Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scott’s). Info/booking…

Wed 7 Feb | Leicester – The Cookie
http://thecookie.gigantic.com/jonny-the-baptists-the-cookie-2018-02-07-19-30

Thu 8 & Fri 9 Feb | Oxford – The Old Fire Station
https://oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on/?ts_routing=/shows/873579871

Sun 11 Feb | London – The Phoenix
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/418011

Thirty Christmases in London

4-23 Dec, New Diorama Theatre.

Our lovely Christmas show is coming to London!

We made Thirty Christmases in Oxford last year. Jonny wrote it, and we wrote the songs, and it stars the very brilliant RACHEL PARRIS. It’s real theatre and everything, with a real director called Alice Hamilton who’s directed things people liked at proper places. Here’s some info…

TOP TEN UK CHRISTMAS SHOWS **** ‘Warm, witty & touching’ The Stage.

‘Christmas Eve, 17 years ago, is the last time we saw Dad. Hello, I’m Jonny. This is my sister Rachel. And this is Paddy, who’s… always there.’  Jonny and Rachel haven’t had a good Christmas in years, but this time they’re going to get it right. First they’ve got some things to sort out, and a story to tell you…

Hilarious and heart-warming, this is a rebellious Christmas comedy for grown-ups, featuring all the stress of family, politics and sibling rivalry, and all the joy of songs, laughter and love.

INFO & TICKETS. Here: http://www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/thirty-christmases.

OUR EDINBURGH BEST-OF SHOW

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS:
THE BEST OF 2012-2017

We’re doing a special show with just six performances at the Edinburgh Festival this year!

DATES. 13-19 August, 7.25pm.
VENUE. Roundabout @ Summerhall
TICKETS. Now booking from summerhall.co.uk.

Come and join us as we celebrate five years of silly songs and satirical anthems!

SETLIST. Booked tickets to the show? Let us know if there’s anything you definitely want to be in the set list for the Best Of! Email us with your song, and which date you’re coming, to jonnyandthebaptists@gmail.com. We promise to do our best. Or you can also tweet us @Jonny_Baptists.

Tickets are also available on our GIGS page. See you there!

Big love,

P&J XX