Itch

Live upstairs at The Bodega • 14+ event

  • Sunday 12th November 2017
  • Supported by: Louise Distras
  • Doors open: at 7:00pm

ITCH (solo)

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Jonathan "Jonny" Foxx, better known simply by his stage name Itch, is an English rapper. Fox is the lead vocalist and ukulelist of The King Blues, previously performing briefly as a solo musician during the band's absence.

Jonathan Fox was born and grew up in South London, England. At the age of 13, Fox was homeless and sold issues of The Big Issue in order to make some money. squat.

In 2004, Fox released a solo EP under the name The King Blues. However, he began recording with a number of different musicians before settling on a permanent lineup. They initially played in squats around London.

In April 2012, the band announced that they would split, with their final album, Long Live The Struggle, to be released months later in July

Soon after The King Blues' breakup, Itch flew to Los Angeles to begin working on solo material with collaborator John Feldmann of Goldfinger.

His first solo full-length, The Deep End, released in March 2014 by Red Bull Records, featured guest appearances by Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday, Matisyahu, and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. He began touring extensively, including performances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals and UK dates with Scroobius Pip. Itch fractured his heel during a show at London’s Jazz Café in June 2013, and subsequently spent the rest of the summer on Vans Warped Tour in a wheelchair. Itch also played a number of dates on The Kevin Says Tour for Warped Tour UK. Itch, Fruitbag and Jamie Jazz all reunited in May 2014 for a three-song one-off encore after Itch's set at the 100 Club in London.

Itch had massive success in Australia where his single "Another Man" was certified double platinum and remained in the top 50 for 14 weeks.

On 25 November 2015, The King Blues announced their return, as well as announcing tour dates for Enter Shikari, for whom they would appear as special guests on their Mindsweep Tour the following year.

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