Chester musician Jon Coley will be at Alexander’s in Rufus Court on Wednesday, February 17 to launch his new EP The Raincloudman.

Although a relative newcomer to his chosen instrument, music has been in Jon’s life for as long as he can remember.

Due to both an undying love for music and inspiration from the greats of the folk and blues scene, Jon began writing and didn’t stop.

After spending the past few years playing live, building a loyal fan base and experimenting with recording, Jon finally began releasing his material to the world at large.

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2014 saw him release the City Songs: Live in London EP to a warm reception. The raw acoustic style of his live performance saw many draw comparisons with artists like Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and Nic Jones.

In May of 2015, he began a crowdfunding campaign via indiegogo, asking his fans to put their faith in his material and pre-order his next EP Raincloudman before it had even been created.

They responded in kind and Jon raised £1,200 with many eagerly anticipating how his sound would evolve when arranged with a full band and in a studio setting.

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The Raincloudman EP is in the final stages of mixing and mastering, with a release date due soon.

Coley will be performing with his band The Raincloud Men at Alexander’s on February 17. Support comes from Oli Townsley. Entry is £4.

Call 01244 340005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.