October 2017. The new album will be released on Jan 26th 2018. Apologies for the delay. Between the luxury of making the thing and the spiraling entertainment budgets at Livingstone Towers, someone had to go out and bring home the bacon – no prizes for guessing who that was. Expect a trickle of tour dates, musical teasers and fake news rising to a lazy hurricane between now and then.
February 2017. Jimmy’s new album is now mixed, mastered and ready to pleasure your chakras. Musicians include some of London’s finest – Evan Jenkins on drums (Neil Cowley Trio), Matt Round on bass (James Morrison, Billy Bragg), Doggen Foster (Spiritualised) and Matt White (Pete Docherty, Temperance Movement) on guitars. The main band sessions were recorded by Grammy-winning engineer, Cameron Craig, who also mixed the album.
October 2016. There’s been a long radio silence from Livingstone Towers this year. The thing is, Jimmy’s been buried away in the basement cooking up a new batch. We are pleased to announce that he re-emerged recently, looking scarred but triumphant. The result is his second album. It’s all recorded, just needs to be mixed and mastered.
December 2015. Following a meeting at Livingstone Towers between Jimmy in A&R, Jimmy in Marketing and Jimmy the Artist, we can announce a new Jimmy Livingstone album is now in production. Sadly, Jimmy in Accounts was sacked and escorted from the building by his therapist, screaming ‘You’re the mad fuckers, not me’. He’s been under a lot of stress. Meanwhile rehearsals have begun with London’s finest and recording will begin early January. No expense will be spared.
Jimmy Livingstone is a British singer/songwriter. Following the critical success of his first album, ‘One eye open, one eye closed’ (2013), he toured with Lucinda Williams as her support act. Since then, he has been developing a loyal UK following, touring on his own. He has appeared on many regional BBC shows including BBC Scotland, Wales, Merseyside, West Midlands, Cornwall and BBC London (Jo Good and Robert Elms).
The critics on One eye open, one eye closed…
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ‘ a very promising debut album from Jimmy Livingstone… It’s not hard to see why Lucinda Williams has chosen the Brit as the support act for her current tour’.
MUSIC WEEK… ‘ A beautifully crafted and soulfully uplifting listen’.
FOLKWORDS… ‘Aside from the indelible richness of voice, alluring melodies and sharply discerning lyrics this album offers tales of life told with terrifying truth – and damn fine it is too’.
MAVERICK MAGAZINE… ‘The record companies appear to have missed a diamond in the rough with a timeless voice that will stop you in your tracks’.
NO DEPRESSION… ‘It’s only going to take a smidgen of good luck for a radio station or a major label to pick up on Jimmy Livingstone and he will become an overnight success’.
ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE… ‘Livingstone’s highly assured debut co-opts the authenticating US twangery of US guitarist, Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams band), with the widescreen, orchestral narratives and hard-luck balladry beloved of tasteful left-field crooners from Scott Walker to Richard Hawley… The overall talent on show here promises an intriguing future’.
NETRHYTHMS… ‘his album oozes class’.