Deer Shed 26th - 29th July 2024
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

26th - 29th July 2024

Jalen Ngonda

Jalen Ngonda

One has to wonder whether Jalen Ngonda feels that he was born 50 years too late, for his music is undeniably in the vein of 1960/70s classic Motown soul. We are by no means experts on the era, but we do have a well thumbed copy of the Jacki Brown soundtrack on CD, and Jalen would sit rather snuggly on that, such is the sound of Jalen and his band.

Released via the legendary Daptone label, ‘Come Around And Love Me’ is Jalen's amazing debut album.

Originally from the U.S. (obviously) he diverted via LIPA in Liverpool and Jalen is now U.K. based. Indeed, twas a small hop and a skip when he opened the main stage for Deer Shed 8. The Guardian proclaimed him as a one to watch as recently as September 2023 - make your own judgement about who has their fingers most firmly on the pulse!

The other thing to note, apart from how excited we are about his return, is how nice it is to hear tracks that fade out after a mere (but perfect) 2 minutes 26 seconds. More of this sort of thing please world of music...

O.J.