We have had several wonderful Goose nights with the legendary Wizz Jones, sometimes along with his son Simeon (and now in 2020 with his nephew Alfie!).
Wizz very kindly agreed to headline our fundraiser for Dulwich Community Garden in January 2012, giving his time for free. £1560 was raised in all. Thanks Wizz! You’re a star!
This first video may make you laugh if you remember Cliff Michelmore ….. and beatniks ….. 😀
And here’s something a bit more recent!
There are few artists with more claim to being a ‘musician’s musician’ than Wizz Jones. Inspired by Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot, Alexis Korner and Ewan MacColl, learning his craft from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry in the coffee bars of London’s Soho during the late fifties, busking through Europe with Rod Stewart and cited by John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an important early influence.
With his unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a ‘right hand worthy of Broonzy’ Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit – usually solo but sometimes together with son Simeon on Sax, Flute and Harmonica.