Banbury band set for big things with new LP

Tess of the Circle: Tess Jones, Lee Clifton, Ben Drummond and Paul Stone
Tess of the Circle: Tess Jones, Lee Clifton, Ben Drummond and Paul Stone

Emerging Banbury rock sensations Tess Of The Circle have released their new album – with help from a big-name producer.

Gavin Monaghan has worked with Editors, Robert Plant, Lemmy, Ryan Adams, Grace Jones – and now he’s lent his skills to the work of Banbury songwriter Tess Jones and bandmates Lee Clifton, Ben Drummond and Paul Stone with their album Amplify..

The album mixes laid bare lyrics, impassioned vocals and British rock and roll guitar sensibilitie, all armed with hints of alt-rock and fresh indie production.

In just two years, Tess Of The Circle have amassed an impressive CV with 11 live sessions on BBC Radio (BBC Radio 2, BBC London and BBC Oxford). Their new singlehas just got airplay on national radio including BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6, Planet Rock, Kerrang, BBC Introducing, Virgin Radio, Amazing Radio and 120 other stations.

The album Amplify is already gaining positive national press with early reviews from the likes of Classic Rock, Fireworks, Powerplay And Guitar Technqiues Magazine.

Tess Of The Circle are playing Party In The Park in Adderbury on Saturday June 18.

Tess said: “Since moving to Banbury several years ago, I’ve used this wonderful town as my base. Its location is ideal to get to gigs across the country and there is a great local music scene with a lot of talented players. Infact we use session players from Banbury when we tour. And I’m really looking forward to bringing our show home in June for Adderbury’s Party In The Park.”

Last year, the band engaged audiences with five shows at Glastonbury, played the 2015 Acoustic Festival of Britain’s second stage and headlined Bear Grylls’ Festival in London. Visit for more information.