Jonny grew up in Norfolk before moving to London at 18 to study Music Composition & Technology.

After Graduating, Jonny played in a couple of cover and original bands, before forming The Kubrick’s, with some good friends. Following years of writing songs, making demo’s, playing gigs around the UK, The Kubrick’s began to gain popularity on the Ska/2-Tone circuit, often selling out famous venues as The Dublin Castle, following the footsteps of their Ska heroes Madness & The Specials.

In 2013, The Kubrick’s released their first EP ‘Wasters & Wannabes’ and this was followed up with 2017’s debut album ‘The Heist’ which resulted strong radio play on BBC Radio, top festival support slots (Boomtown Festival, UB40) and a #1 album on I-Tunes album chart. In 2020, Jonny signed a publishing deal with Wipe-Out music to represent The Kubricks songs.

Outside of band, Jonny has collaborated with many artists, working behind the scenes as a songwriter which led him to work on his first solo music in 2020 with a number of independently released tracks and remixes.

Introducing ‘Community’, the debut solo mix-tape by UK songwriter-composer-producer, Jonny Spalding.

This mix tape has some great chill dance anthem. The sound to the lyrics, you will become completely hooked and left wanting to hear more. What I love about this mix tape is how it builds from starting with a bit of acoustic sound before going into an echoed vocal. The beat starts slow but builds up throughout the songs and really give the tracks a unique sound that really grabs your attention and will have you dancing around.

This mix tape has a great chill dance anthem vibe throughout which I feel we all need to hear at the moment, we need a pick me up. It has everything I’d expect to hear catchy lyrics, upbeat vibe, catchy sound and brilliant vocals. As soon as I played this mix tape I was taken back to one of my summer holidays (when we were allowed to travel abroad) and I had the feeling of dancing on a beach somewhere sunny and just enjoying life.

The music has lots of different things thrown into it, yet all together creates a great sound, there is nothing I don’t love about it.

Great job Jonny!

10/10

By Ollie Cooper

Spotify