"The sound of celebrity, scandal, glamour and sophistication, Esjay's voice burns leftfield rock hardness into their ingeniously arranged, super stadium-rock ballads." - SA MUSIC TABLOID
STEALING LOVE JONES: born from and fronted by the tall and talented opinion leader, Miss Jones(aka esjay), an established personality, brand and band within the South African music, surf, fashion and celebrity circles is now based between California and South Africa.
Miss Jones is proof of the proverbial pudding. Stealing Love Jones embarked on a 3-month tour of North America at the beginning of 2008 self-financed by esjay. This now, 27 year old artistic business woman was not afraid to approach investors and banks for loans and after just a few passionate attempts, a prominent company saw her vision and loaned her the finances. The tour included performances in New York City, showcases for Major Labels at The Viper Room in Los Angeles and an adventure that consisted of a 26 000 mile drive, sleeping and eating in a Ford E350 and playing 39 out of the 50 states!
Miss Jones is the ultimate package deal. Not only is her image strong, but so is her band and her songs: a killer brand! Stealing Love Jones has so far enjoyed 5 top ten hits in South Africa off their first studio album!
Stealing Love Jones recorded their second studio album and esjay (singer, guitarist and songwriter) caught the attention of world renowned producer, Mr Bjorn Thorsrud. Thorsrud, a legend in the music industry for the past twenty-five years, has worked with artists and bands to the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Shania Twain, White Snake, Toad the wet sprocket, Dandy Warhols and Bruce Dickinson (from Iron Maiden), just to name a few. Bjorn believes that Miss Jones and her band Stealing Love Jones have the it factor that is required to make it in the global industry.
STEALING LOVE JONES has shared the stage with the following acts: FALL OUT BOY METALLICA SEETHER PINK EVANESCENCE SEETHER GROOVE ARMADA JIMMY EAT WORLD and many more!
Instrumentation ESJAY JONES - VOCALS, GUITAR, SONGWRITER
Discography Kicks - Number 1 hit single in South Africa A little easier - Number 1 hit single in South Africa Out there - Number 1 hit single in South Africa 99 - Number 1 hit single in South Africa
ALBUMS: 2005 LOVE JONES - self entitled (SA & USA) 2006 LOVE JONES - special edition (SA only) 2008 STEALING LOVE JONES - Bleed To Bloom (SA & USA)