BBC Radio 4 have announced the broadcast of a documentary portrait of Jack Jones & TRAMPOLENE, entitled ’Another Swansea Poet’ at 4:30pm on Sunday 31st March.
Jack Jones is a spoken word poet, lead guitarist in Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres and the lead singer/guitarist of Swansea band TRAMPOLENE, a band who have attracted the attention of The Libertines, Liam Gallagher, John Cooper Clarke, Kasabian and Caitlin Moran.
Jack writes about everyday life, how to fight adversity, his upbringing, and at gigs around the UK offers his own social commentary on the world, all delivered with a gentle Swansea lilt reminiscent of his idol Dylan Thomas.
From his home in the Mumbles, Swansea, Jack tells his life story candidly, with contributions from his fellow band members, Wayne Thomas (bass & Vocals) and Rob Steele (drums), and from one of Jack’s biggest fans, Peter Doherty, who recalls their adventures on tour together. Jack also talks to Caitlin Moran, who came across him living in his car in London and invited him to stay in the attic of her house.
This programme reveals a young man with a lot to say about the world; a young man, who has overcome adversity and spent huge amounts of time out of school, who hasn’t let that stop him from making a career out of writing and performing poetry and music.
TRAMPOLENE‘s latest album ‘Pick A Pocket or Two’, a compilation of songs and poems not included on the band’s debut album ‘Swansea To Hornsey’, entered the UK indie chart at no. 10. ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ was described as a “Brilliant debut from indie gutter poets” **** by Q Magazine and featured in The Independent’s ‘Top Ten Albums of The Year’.
TRAMPOLENE have toured continuously over the last 3 years, with stand out supports for Liam Gallagher, The Libertines, Kasabian, Buzzcocks, Peter Doherty, Reverend & The Makers, The Enemy, Pretty Vicious, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Carl Barat & The Jackals. Last year the band played their biggest headline tour to date including a sold out night at The Scala in London and appeared at BBC Biggest Weekend, Truck Festival, The Great Escape, Y Not, Victorious, Cotton Clouds and Kendall Calling festivals.
’Another Swansea Poet’ was produced by Eleri Llian Rees.