Abi F Jones Burns Things Up

At just twenty-one years old, Abi F Jones has already started to make her mark on the music industry. From her Surrey roots, she has managed to hit the top twenty in Norway and had a cut on a major Coca Cola advertisement. From then on she's been hard at work writing and recording in the studio planning whole new material that will continue to branch out her creative mind, heart, and soul. Abi F Jones herself discusses her latest single "Burn It Up" and some insight into who she is as an artist.

1. What type of artist are you?

Abi: I am a singer/ songwriter who likes to experiment with different styles!

2. Tell us the brief history of you as an artist and why you wanted to take this musical route.

Abi: I inherited my voice from my mother. The first time i sang in public was when I was casted as "Mary" in the school nativity aged 5. And the bug has kept biting since then!

3. Why did you want this to be called Abi F Jones? Is that name your actual real name or a nick-name of sorts?

Abi: My middle name is Frances, named after my nanny, so it's alllll reallll baby.

4. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

Abi: My main influences are my family, friends and lovers. They give me all the inspiration I need and influence me in many ways without even realizing.

5. Can you tell me how you became a contributing artist to the "Happiness Remix" from the Coca-Cola company?

Abi: I pitched a song I wrote with Pete Barringer to the campaign and they loved it! It's done really well and has a lot of praise. A real feel good tune.

6. You also have another song a single "Burn It Up" can you tell me about that song and why you wanted it to be a single choice?

Abi: This track is about a man who is a bit of a 'player' so to speak, it is written from the perspective of one of his lovers and tells a story about how the power suddenly changes hands. I wanted it to be my debut single as I feel it incorporates rock,pop and Country therefor appealing to wide market and hoping to please as many lovely ears as possible!

7. Where can this song be found an upcoming EP or full-length release or is it just that a single?

Abi: It is just a single, you can download on iTunes now.

8. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Abi: If I had to say generally what they are about I would say empowerment. They are about people putting you down, and the rise back up from it.

9. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Abi: I write / co write all my songs. This usually starts by me sitting in the studio with my producers and messing around on the piano until we find a groove, then I go into the recording booth and freestyle to the whole track. We usually keep a lot of what I free style as I feel like whatever comes out of my mind and my mouth first time is what I'm really feeling. It's all about emotion. That it the whole point of music.

10. How do you promote yourself as an artist and shows?

Abi: I promote myself online and to whoever I meet.

11. Can you describe your show, visually and musically for us?

Abi: When I perform, it is a very emotional show and I really try and connect with the audience. At the end of my gigs I often have people come up to me and say how they really empathized with my lyrics. That's what I work to hear.

12. Tell us a story about a day in your life.

Abi: I get up at 7am every morning and look after dementia patients for a care company called 'homeinstead' after that I usually go the studio or meet up with one of my co writers for a session and then I will go to the gym.

13. What inspires you to do what you do?

Abi: Every day life!

14. What advice would you give to fellow artists/bands?

Abi: Just do what you do, of you're not feeling the emotions in your own songs when you're performing then you need to re-write them.

 15. What are the biggest and smallest obstacles for artists/bands?

Abi: Making a living from it. The music industry and the money to be made has changed drastically over the last 10 years since everything has gone digital. This is my only struggle.

16. How does music affect you and the world around you?

Abi: It helps me overcome problems.

17. What else do you have planned for this year?

Abi: I'm going to Moscow for a video shoot in June, gigging and writing .

18. Is that your final answer?

Abi: Yes sir'ee!

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