Laurence Jones is an Eric Clapton worshipping nineteen year old who has followed his dream. With years of stage work and study under his belt he's now produced a debut of genuine ability and promise. Who says teenagers are lazy?
Hailing from Stratford-Upon-Avon, and graduating from the Birmingham Academy of Music & Sound, he has poured all his accumulated experience into 'Thunder In The Sky'. In only three days, Laurence & co, have cooked up a sound that's raw and full of life and contains a few twists along the way.
Piling in with a supercharged 'Bad Girl' you'd have to go back a few decades to hear Clapton playing with this sort of edge. The pace stays high with keyboards meeting the guitar in a funky duel on 'Too Good' and opts for a big bruising sound on the tough time tale of 'Gotta Get Back Up'. Then, with a mood all of its own, there's an effects laden 'The Thrill is Gone' taking B.B.King's showstopper to a different planet.
With the foot off the gas, the title track heads in another direction with a cleaner meandering touch of class. Suiting his young voice the softer sung words give way to a solo which would have made Leo Fender proud he made the Stratocaster. Whereas, the closer, 'Going Down', throws down a badass riff and a storm of wah-wah, leaving Laurence to scream his way to the end of this mighty debut.