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Stoney (musician) : biography

24 May 1980 -

Stoney (born Mark Stoney 24 May 1980) is a British musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Discography

As Mark Stoney:

  • Amber. CD Album. 2001. Holy Moly Records.
  • Amber EP. CD EP. 2002. Thunderbird Records.

As Stoneylacuna:

  • Constantly Running. CD single. 2004. Transistor Records.

As Stoney:

  • Constantly Running. CD & iTunes single. January, 2005. Transistor Records.
  • Soap in a Bathtub. CD, 7" and iTunes single. June, 2005. Transistor Records.
  • Until You Leave/Holds The Stars. Double A-side CD, 7" and iTunes single. November, 2005. Too Nice Records.
  • The Scene And The Unseen. CD Album. 2006. Too Nice Records.
  • Holds The Stars. iTunes Single of the week. November 2006
  • Jailbird CD Single November 2007 - Sonic Roar / Transistor
  • The Scene & The Unseen CD Album (re-release) Nov 2007 Sonic Roar/Transistor
  • The Soar before CD E.P Nov 2010 Sonic Roar Records

As Bobby Jealousy:

  • "A Little Death" CD Album. Feb 2012 Superpop Records

Compilations:

  • The Saturday Sessions: The Dermot O'Leary Show (2007, Virgin/EMI) - "Waterfall"
  • KCRW's The Next One (2008) - Until You Leave
  • SXSW 2009 "Sounds of Yorkshire - "Skyline"

Production, Songwriting & Guest appearances:

  • Nolween Leroy "Lights are on" Lyricist
  • Karoshi Bros "Hold your fire" Guest Vocalist
  • Kym Brown "I got the stuff" Arranged/Remixed
  • Jonnie Horden, Forthcoming Album, Producer
  • Midnights Silent Repose: Producer/ Co-writer
  • Neil McSweeney - Guest vocals on "Standing Still" from the album "Shoreline"
  • Quiet Company - Guest backing vocals on album "We Are All Where We Belong"

Career

Stoney first appeared on the UK music scene following the release of his debut inventive and homegrown-style album Amber in 2001. A quirky collection of songs written in his teens, and recorded in his Sheffield basement following his escape from his hometown of Croydon, it was independently distributed initially through a few local record shops on his own Holy Moly label. Stoney played all the instruments on the record.

In response to the positive public reaction, a full band was formed to take the songs to the stage, and a three track EP of songs from the album, enitled Amber EP, was released nationally the next year gaining Stoney his first national radio airplay.

Stoney signed to Island Records in 2003, teaming up with producers Kevin Bacon and Jon Quarmby (Longpigs, Richard Hawley, Sugababes, Finley Quaye) to record an album. During this time, Stoney and his band performed under the name of Stoneylacuna, to reflect the change from the singer-songwriter feel of Amber to the bigger, full band sound of the new recordings. However, political wrangles ensued and Stoney parted company with the label the following year without a record being released.

A few months later, the limited edition single Constantly Running was released nationally on the small Transistor label. Despite positive reviews and some significant champions on UK radio, momentum had been lost and Stoneylacuna parted company.

In late 2004, Stoney focused on producing other artists, and set up Lacuna Productions, a record production company with fellow Sheffield producer Sam Jones. Lacuna birthed debut singles from several rising Sheffield indie stars such as Bromheads Jacket and Little Ze.

Stoney had all but stopped performing until early 2005, when Constantly Running was hailed as the single of the week on the iTunes music store, restarting a frenzy of activity. The single achieved over 17,000 downloads in the UK alone in the first week. Stoney followed up with the Soap In a Bathtub EP, which brought him further national exposure. After forming a new band, Stoney provided the support for the Arctic Monkeys first sell-out UK tour in the Summer of 2005, alongside festival appearances at Glastonbury and Leeds.

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