Jonesin’ and the Hurt began as a duo acoustic project called Jonesin’. It began as side folk project between two York University students. As Evan Chladny and Ralph Clarke worked on their material they created ten songs that they were both proud of. Chladny and Clarke started on the streets of downtown Toronto. After they started getting their act together playing stages like SuperMarket and Graffiti’s in Kensington Market, they decided to assemble a full four piece band. They landed arranger and bassist Cameron Fraser and drummer Stanley White. After that they started playing venues like El Mocambo and Smiling Buddha. They released their full length album in early 2015 and are now looking for festivals and shows to show off their modern indie sound
Jonesin’ and the Hurt have accomplished many goals in their short career. Starting a little under a year ago they have seen the streets while busking, small closet venues and Six foot stages and registered their band as a business. In this time, the band has managed to successfully hire a full-time merchandise manager and album art director. They have organized numerous DIY showcases, social media threads, played for a television show and completed a full length album. Above all, the Jonesin’ boys have been known to throw entertaining, hilarious and thought provoking performances again and again. The group has played many venues in and around the Greater Toronto Area. Starting at Yonge and Bloor they made their debut outside of The Bay. They worked for a few months on their material and after receiving a lot of positive feedback from strangers and their peers they decided to take their act to bigger stages. They hit this scene hard playing at venues like Free Times Cafe, Graffiti’s, and The Central as a duo and as a full band. In the summer of 2014, anywhere they could play they did, all set up as do it yourself projects. They are proud to say that they now have their feet in many indie projects around the city. Band affiliate Nolan Ridge specializes in three dimensional paper craft and T-shirt design. He created the shirts and pop up art Jonesin’ currently sells at live showcases and online. Yosub Jack Choi is a graphic designer at the Toronto’s Underline Studio. They were lucky enough to have Yosub complete the album art for their debut record. As a DIY outfit Jonesin’' arranged local performances involving Toronto acts from a variety of styles. While submersing themselves in current indie music scenes around the city, Jonesin’ is moving toward greater objectives involving touring, festivals and more recordings. As a duo, Chladny and Clarke focus heavily on social media and believe that promoting and advertising through posts will progress their product. The duo has also performed on a television show hosted by Canadian star magician Haim Goldberg that airs internationally across Latin America. At Evan Chladny’s house in Ajax Ontario, Jonesin’ and the Hurt recorded their first full length album. Gerhard Chladny, Evan’s father runs an independent home recording studio called Full Spectrum. There he engineered, produced and
mixed their full length album. While dealing with Huntington’s disease, Gerhard managed to finalize the album with integrity and brilliance. His efforts gave and will continue to give the band cherished recordings. The album was mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel and distributed through CDBaby. Jonesin’ and the Hurt are working towards making their next album, and are looking forward to growing and playing bigger and better events together.
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