Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Chrissie Hynde And JP Jones Interview….
Chrissie Hynde is an American musician best known as the leader of the rock/new wave band the Pretenders. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history.
As a solo artist she has released a number of collaborations with other musicians – two of which reached No.1 in the UK Charts.
Chrissie and JP tell Belfield about their new album.
Chrissie is know as the voice of the Pretenders and is one of the best female Rock Stars in the world.
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with Chrissie, JP and Alex Belfield:
The couple met at a party in 2008 and travelled to Cuba together on a whim. There, they wrote a collection of songs that charted the course of their ill-fated May to December affair.
Fresh from a tour of America with their band, The Fairground Boys, the duo – who are no longer romantically involved – told BBC 6 Music News about their peculiar year.
How did this project come about?
JP Jones: We met at a party in Islington in London. I was a big fan [of The Pretenders] and we ended up chatting all night and swapping numbers. I texted Chrissie, “all the fairground luck for your show tonight,” and she said, “you should write a song called that”.
Chrissie Hynde: I just have my own personal love of fairgrounds. I always have done and when I heard JP had been brought up working on his dad’s fairground arcade in Wales, I just said “take my number”. Then he wrote this song for me called Fairground Luck. It was a really unusual sounding song and I loved his voice. He wrote it overnight and sent it to me – and that’s what really grabbed my attention.
Recorded 2011 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.