KELVIN JONES LIVING ROOM TOUR . . .

July 13, 2016

Heading out on the road with this guy and his silky smooth voice…tickets are on sale NOW!
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EUROPE SUMMER…

June 27, 2016

Anyone gonna come say hi over summer?

We’ll be busking up a storm throughout all of this so watch our Facebook page to see where you might be able to find us…

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We made it back to Sorrento!

May 25, 2016

Last month we made it back to to Sorrento!

It wasn’t quite summer…but we tried our best to make the most of the little vitamin D that was thrown our way from time to time.

Summer is (fingers crossed) on it’s way though – we believe in you Europe, you’ve got this!

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Time for an update…

April 8, 2016

We owe you a massive update and we apologise that it has taken us so long!

10 months ago we left home indefinitely and have been essentially “homeless” ever since. We live out of a suitcase which is at least half filled with C.Ds and the rest with the few personal belongings that we still have. We’re getting rid of ‘stuff’ daily to try to save our backs for when we have to lift 30KGs (guitars, amps, mic stands) each down train station stairs…which is most days.

Looking back on the shows that we have played, probably about 80% of them have been pretty shit, and when we consider that statistic, we have to ask ourselves what the fuck we are doing! We travel 100’s of miles and pay ridiculous amounts of money to play, sometimes to 5 people. Or, even worse, to 200 people getting drunk in a massive, rowdy bar.

Pride, or coming across as “cool” is no longer a thing to be concerned with for us. Street music is our bread and butter, and for anyone who has ever played music on the street, you’ll know that you have to have a huge dose of confidence to be able to put your gear down, set up and believe that what you are doing is going to better the atmosphere of the city that you are in. But at the end of the day, it is our job. If we have enough money to sleep somewhere that night or to buy a train ticket to our next destination, then we are winning. Life has become simple and complicated all at once.

Road life is filled with extreme highs and extreme lows. Emotions fly all over the place. Just a couple of weeks ago we went to catch a bus from the top of Germany to the bottom of Germany. The bus driver decided that we would not be getting on that bus because we had a guitar with us (fuck you Mein Fern!). His mind was made up and after trying to battle with him for about 20 minutes (in a language that we know about 20 words tops in), he drove away without us. 5 hours and €200 (aka everything we had) later, we were where we needed to be, playing another show, and sinking mescal like it was water. Instead of being able to go home to the comfort of our own space and say “that was a shit day” we just had to swallow it and keep moving on to our next destination. The following night we hit number 12 on the Netherlands iTunes charts while enduring a 16 hour over night bus ride from Amsterdam to Zurich. Highs and lows!

But amongst the chaos and disappointment of “living the dream”, we have had the best 10 months of our lives, and often find ourselves sitting in a cafe with massive smiles on our faces. It feels like we have cracked life. We get to do what we love every night, we get to see the world while we do it and we get to meet absolutely incredible people almost every day. We are meeting other artists who are throwing us meaty bones left, right and centre, which blows our minds most days. Encouragement is everywhere, inspiration is everywhere and creativity is everywhere – we have written a bunch of new songs that we are really proud of  and we can’t wait to record (soon) and get them out in to the world. All in all we are loving our new life and our crazy role in this world.

If there is anything that we have learnt since our time over here, it is how to be generous (and we are learning through example). We now have “bases” all throughout the UK and Germany – people who have taken us in as family and have been giving beyond words. If we get nothing else out of our time here, we will have learnt how to give. Vielen dank Europe for teaching us small country folk how to do such a thing.

And as for the castles…

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Heading back to EU

February 28, 2016

Hey Europe we told you we’d be back!!

Can’t wait to revisit some of our favourite spots and discover some new ones!

See you all soon x
A4 Europe 2016

Home Sweet Home

February 23, 2016

We’re about to get in to playing some shows over here in New Zealand!
Mount Maunganui is SOLD OUT!
Still a few tickets left for the Auckland show – get it!!

But first… Mexican Potlucks are what we do best with our favourite people <3

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March/April Europe dates coming in the next few days…

NZ HOUSE SHOW TOUR

December 13, 2015

NEW ZEALAND…WE’RE COMING HOME!!!

We’re going to be playing a few small, intimate house shows and we can’t wait to see all of your faces!

Tickets are PAY WHAT YOU WANT and will be very limited. So get in quick (click the appropriate link below).

25/02 – MT. MAUNGANUI
26/02 – AUCKLAND

We can’t wait to tell you all of our stories and show you some new songs!

J&M x

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Coming back to Netherlands!

December 13, 2015

Hey Amsterdam…we have some exciting news.

We’re coming back to The Netherlands and will be playing another show presented by Dotan at Paradiso!

Bring your friends – we can’t wait to get back to your beautiful country!

Follow this here link for tickets and details…

 

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And that is all folks!

December 7, 2015

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Last night we played our final show of the year in our new temporary home town of Brighton. After six months of continuous touring, we are both exhausted, excited to take a break, and feeling a little lost and unsure of what to do with ourselves…

We are feeling overly thankful this festive season for all of the new friends that we have made on the road and to all of the wonderful people who have been generous beyond words in so many different ways.

Now we are going to hibernate and write some new songs, plan where to come next year, aaaaaand enjoy our first white (or at least cold) Christmas!

Danke Schön, Merci, Gracias, Grazie

October 20, 2015

As of today we have been on the road for 4 months… Although somedays it seems a lot shorter than that & others it seems like an entire lifetime ago that we left NZ… We have played over 60 shows since June plus busking most days makes for two tired kiwis. With only two shows left in Spain this week we have been reflecting on what has been an unbelievable journey through the UK/Europe this Summer. We have so many people to thank for their listening ears, their friendship & generosity that we didn’t know existed. You’ve given us fuel to help us keep living the way we live while also perhaps changing some of our views on the world and becoming better people.

We have one last run of shows for 2015 starting Nov 1st in the UK and we are so excited to revisit some of our favourite places to finish off the year in a good way…details are on our website www.josephandmaia.com

To everyone we’ve met this year even if it was just for a moment, thank you for making it so special!

A special thank you to the following for letting us invade your homes and shaking things up a bit.

Delia & Josh, Miller, Joel & Cat, Karl & Sarah, Steve & Julie, Marlene & Recha, Ryan, Anne & Shanna, Cristina, Maureen, Nico, Heindrich, Pia, Marius, Andy, Phil, Jackson & Holly, June, Johannes & Gustav and Sylvie.

See you all soon,

J&MUK AUTUMN