Interview with Jay Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel

Gene Loves Jezebel with Jay Aston (vocals), James Stevenson (guitars), Pete Rizzo (bass) and Chris Bell (drums)  have consistently been delivering high energy sets out on the SIGMA LXXXV Tour with The Alarm and Modern English. The tour has been  a fountain of youth for music fans as the performances have invigorated crowds and brought to life the music which was the soundtrack of their lives.

Gene Loves Jezebel, known for their hits like Heartache, The Motion of Love, Desire (Come and Get It), and Jealous was formed in the 80s by twin brothers Michael and Jay Aston The British rock band continues to standout and shine today as Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel released the first studio album of new material in 14 years with Dancing Underwater.

We had the opportunity to chat with Jay Aston about the tour, their new music and their show in San Francisco last month. The show was spectacular and you can check out our full show review here. The tour includes a special VIP experience for fans. We asked Jay to tell us about the intimate pre-show meet and greet and he told us what you can expect at these events. Jay explained,

“Well, the nature of the game has changed these days and you get to interact with people much through social media, ways you never did back then. Fans can come and actually chat with us, take pictures, ask questions, we play an acoustic song or two… It is a beautiful way of supporting the band, being in the moment. We love it and we have a great time.”

The tour which features Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel kicking off the night with adrenaline and enthusiasm. Jay comments,

“Every gig has been fantastic and I wish we could play for an hour and half but with three bands touring, our time is limited to 45 sometimes 30 minutes, but we put out a lot of energy for those 30 – 45 minutes.”

There are plans for new music.  They had a very successful campaign with PledgeMusic and were very fortunate on the timing for their release, Dancing Underwater. Shortly after, PledgeMusic left numerous artists with payment issues and subsequently filed for bankruptcy.

“We write all the time… It’s just a matter of financing. Luckily, We have a fan base who would love us to make a new album and we will make a new album.. .It would be amazing if next Spring we could maybe going into the studio. We’ve been talking about it so it’s definitely in the cards.” Jay explains.

We look forward to the new music and can’t wait to see what is next for them. Jay shares how powerful music is. Music is so amazing and powerful as it heals, inspires, helps and does so much more. We shared with Jay about how their song Charmed Life (Never Give In) was one of the songs that we listened to as we sifted through what was once our home. Check out that track here,


Jay shares more with us about touring the US, PledgeMusic, favorite artists to listen to,and more. You can listen to the whole interview here:

The Sigma Tour continues on and you can have a few more dates to catch this incredible tour. I will leave you with some great advice from Jay that makes us smile,

“When I jump onstage, I don’t care if you think I can dance, or anything. I just got to explode out of my body and do what I do. Be happy in your own skin. Don’t worry about it. Accept yourself.”

Make sure to pick up the new album and visit the social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol Richardson


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