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TIGER MOTH TALES is an English Neo-Prog solo project from multi-instrumentalist Pete JONES. JONES lost his sight at an early age but quickly latched onto music as a huge part of his life. At the age of four, JONES had his first piano and turned his love of music into one of his primary focuses in his school years, participating in school plays, musical festivals and concerts. In 1988, JONES won the junior final of the BBC's Song for Christmas.

After school, he formed the pop due 2 TO GO with his friend, singer Emma PAINE. The pair spent the next ten years playing pop covers on the Nottinghamshire circuit and were finalists on the BBC's Star for a Night in 2001 and ITV's The X Factor in 2004. The duo toured in the National Arena X Factor Tour in 2005.

In 2013, JONES began work on a concept album detailing the loss of one's childhood. Wanting to separate the new work from his pop career, he adopted the name TIGER MOTH TALES as the name for his progressive rock project. The debut album, "Cocoon" is a Neo gem, with hints of ARENA and FROST* fans of complex music with a modern sound may enjoy this artist.

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3.94 | 113 ratings
Cocoon
2014
3.98 | 89 ratings
Story Tellers - Part One
2015

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4.60 | 5 ratings
Live At The Borderline
2015

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Pete Jones Plays Genesis - Selling England For A Pound
2015

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 Story Tellers - Part One by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.98 | 89 ratings

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Story Tellers - Part One
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by maryes

5 stars I confess, when I heard for the first time " Story Tellers " part 1 by TIGER MOTH TALES my expectations wasn't great.. because their previous album "Coccon" don't got my attention.... However this one at the end of first audition make me hear again and again.... Paraphrasing PA collaborator THE JESTER ( review (#1698098) posted Friday, March 3, 2017) where he says "Where Disney meets Prog!" ... a perfect sentence to define this album. Although you can find a strong GENESIS influence , starting by vocal timbre and interpretation, the use of some fables inspired themes, like in track 4 "A Kids Tale" and his acoustic-piano Boogie-woogie main theme (recalls the 20's decade sound) and track 6 "The Piper" an remake of " The Pied Piper" of Hamelin and his fantastic final theme of piper's revenge. I cannot say "Is a Genesis cheap copy " ... Far from this ! In spite this literature references , the album is plentiful of great instrumental passages , besides the two above mentioned moments, like the moog solo in track 2 "Story Tellers", the acoustic guitar/flute duet or the "Arabic" theme by guitar/keyboards just before electric-guitar solo. I consider this album one of best 2015 releases and I think which deserves a better classification than the 9 place in PA list of that year. My rate is 5 stars !!!
 Story Tellers - Part One by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2015
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Story Tellers - Part One
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by The Jester

4 stars Where Disney meets Prog! This short sentence could easily characterize the general style of this really beautiful album. But let's take it from the start: Tiger Moth Tales is the name of the personal project of Pete Jones. In case you never heard his name before, I should inform you that, Pete Jones is an extremely talented English songwriter/singer and multi-instrumentalist. Having lost his sight at a very early age, he dedicated his life to music. He plays a big variety of instruments, and in the case of Tiger Moth Tales he does everything by himself, without any other musician being involved. Story Tellers Part 1, is the second album of Tiger moth Tales, and the one I like the most. The debut album 'Cocoon' was also very good, but I think that this one has something more to offer. According to my personal taste, of course. The album includes 7 songs and has a total running time of almost 42 minutes. It is available in CD and digital edition so far, and I'm only hoping that a vinyl edition will be available at some point. There is a main theme that goes on throughout the album, which as it seems is The Quest for Beauty, interrupted by other children's stories. The album opens with the excellent and melodic instrumental Beauty Falls, that gives to the listener a fist idea of what's going to follow. Beauty Falls is an easy going prog tune, including elements from bands and styles in such a way that it sounds familiar even from the fist listening. Story Tellers that comes next, is a beautiful ballad, which seems influenced by Genesis, including a major change in the middle of the song. After Story Tellers, the wonderful instrumental Beauty Sleeps follows. A gentle, sweet and melancholic tune, which is one my favourites. A Kids Tale is a brilliant song, that puts a smile on my face every time I listen to it. With its cartoon-ish music and characters, is a definitely unique song. A Kids Tale is followed by The Quest for Beauty, and absolutely fantastic piece and my most favourite in the album. (Not to mention the really beautiful video-clip). Then comes the album's "epic", the almost 13-minute-long The Piper, which is maybe the only song I don't like so much. I don't know why, I never was able to "digest" it. It sounds a bit chaotic to my ears, without a clear structure, that's why maybe I don't like. Or, it requires some more attention, who knows? The album's last song is Beauty Awakens, another beautiful and happy tune, that closes the album in the best way possible! Story Tellers Part 1 is one of the most beautiful and well structured albums I listened to during the last 2 years, and it is really Pity that I didn't listen to this album upon its release, because it could for sure occupy a spot in my 2015's Top-10 album's list. A really great piece of work, that you should definitely listen! Hats off to Pete Jones for that! I can't wait to listen to Part 2. (If it will be a part 2 of course) 4 stars without a second thought! Highly Recommended!

 Cocoon by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.94 | 113 ratings

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Cocoon
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Multi-instrumentalist Peter Jones delivers a technically impressive debut for his Tiger Moth Tales project here. The name of the project is a little tip of the hat to Steve Hackett, and indeed musically speaking the style is reminiscent of Steve's early solo albums - the closest I'd say is probably Please Don't Touch, with its theatricality and whimsical weaving of atmospheric fairy tales (the best of which is probably The Isle of Witches).

It's all quite impressively accomplished, though at the same time Cocoon makes me feel like the best is yet to hatch; it's very tasteful, but I can't help but feel like there's a bit of fat and filler here and there, with cheesier, poppier moments filling out the running time and jarring me out of my enjoyment of the album. An interesting oddity, but I do wonder whether Peter Jones won't be better served in a band context where his ideas can be challenged and honed to allow the cream to rise to the top.

 Cocoon by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.94 | 113 ratings

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Cocoon
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by branchranch

4 stars Here is a delightful throwback recording from multi-instrumentalist Peter Jones. It is right in my personal prog wheelhouse, full of melody and intricate storytelling. I liken it to early Phil Collins led Genesis (Trick of the Tail, Wind and Wuthering). Melodic progressive music with a sensible pop edge.

The instrumentation is neither sparse nor overloaded. The production quality is impeccable. Nothing seems to get lost in the mix.

The compositions are lighthearted and engaging, but not overly complex. It is easy to listen to and hard to put down.

My one complaint with the album is the inclusion of four sonic "vignettes" each representing a season of the year. I like the idea in theory, but on the record they come across as too short and undeveloped to contribute to the whole. "Winter" is the strongest of the four, but I think it would have been better if they had been dropped from the release altogether.

So now comes the knotty question. 4 or 5 stars? Masterpiece?

Not quite. But with this release Peter is knocking at the door of a masterpiece. I think he has it within him.

Final score: 4.4 stars. Unfortunately rounded down to 4. Sad, because this recording deserves to be on the list of all-time best prog albums. Somewhere around 100-150 in my opinion.

Enjoy!

 Cocoon by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.94 | 113 ratings

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Cocoon
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by FragileKings
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5 stars Peter Jones is one of the new superstars of modern progressive rock. Though he'd been writing and performing pop music for a decade, he emerged with a wallop on the prog scene with his 2014 album Tiger Moth Tales "Cocoon". This was rapidly followed up with 2015's "Story Tellers - Part One" and a new band project, Red Bazar, and an album called "Tales from the Bookcase" in 2016. To add to the momentum, Peter Jones sings and plays saxophone and clarinet on the recent release by the Colin Tench Project and joined Camel earlier this year and set off straight away for the Japan tour.

Peter Jones is a remarkable talent. He can write songs and sing like he should be with Genesis. He can play piano and guitar like he could belong to any prog band with an established name for itself. His music covers Genesis-inspired songs, blazing metal guitar, soothing piano and acoustic guitar, lively and bouncy prog rock. On his first prog release, Peter includes four seasonal tracks that include duck quacks, fireworks, and Christmas bells and as well, the album begins and ends like a cassette tape being played. In between is a remarkable collection of music.

Listen to the tale of the three witches who inhabit an island in the Arctic Sea and who battle the wizards who are audacious and bold enough to think they can wrestle the island away from the "three indomitable females". The first two minutes showcase Peter's wonderful story-telling voice, and then the music takes us on a 9-minute journey with some unpredictable twists and turns. "Tigers in the Butter" begins with an eastern flavour with sitar before turning into a mad dream and then some beautiful modern guitar prog. One would be excused for thinking that some new upstart band had re-invented classic Genesis, and then even more so on the sublime "A Visit to Chigwick". "The Merry Vicar" is a rollicking humorous song with heavy prog and prog metal tendencies but nothing to split your eardrums. "First Lament" includes some lonely woodwind an melodic guitar and piano.

There is such a feast of sounds for the ears here and it's almost mind-boggling to think that this music, which sounds as though it was composed by a band of talented musicians and songwriters, was done entirely by one man. For Peter Jones is credited as "all instruments". Stunning work!

As for me, I've got Red Bazar on order and I will soon try to get the other Tiger Moth Tales album ordered as well. Three cheers for the merry vic, er, no. For Peter Jones!

 Story Tellers - Part One by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.98 | 89 ratings

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Story Tellers - Part One
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by odinalcatraz

5 stars The Prog Messiah cometh! I knew nothing of Peter Jones till I heard, by accident, "Cocoon" a couple of weeks ago. Then I realised he had made this album before his first was even dry. I am certain that he has no idea just how incredible he is. If I was looking for an a truly great singer, lyricist, keyboard player or guitarist, I would want this guy. Yes, he is all of those things. I love "Prog", which us music lovers so fondly call what we all tend to listen to. I don't really like or buy or listen to almost any of the prog that turns up year after year. Mostly because it is all so predictable, planned and a bit boring, even though technically superb. This album is hilarious, moving, powerful and just exactly how I remember the really great music always was. Want a reference? Genesis(up till the end of Hackett), Spock's Beard(Till end of Morse). Add a touch of Disney, Dream Theater and The Godfather and you're 50% there. Not heard anything that can touch this so far this year. Even Steven Wilson didn't match this! NOTE: This has a great sound. No hideous overcompression or limiting here. Average DR is 11.
 Story Tellers - Part One by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2015
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Story Tellers - Part One
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by steelyhead

4 stars The New Book of Genesis This is a different approach to prog: children tales and let me tell you this is not bad idea if you play your musical cards right.

Tiger Moth Tales has studied the classics, not Aesop or Grimm Brothers but Genesis and you can tell in the second song Story Tellers that could be easily in Wind and Wuthering and even on the third one Beauty Sleeps where Anthony Phillips is present in the spirit with his classical guitar.

So, if you enjoy Genesis or just plain good prog music give this CD a spin, you will like It I am sure.

 Cocoon by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.94 | 113 ratings

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Cocoon
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by odinalcatraz

5 stars Mind blown! Peter Jones and his Tiger Moth Tales just did that. I usually say, I remember where I was, when I first heard 3 albums in my life. It has now become 4! Beatles White album - Messed with my very young mind - A week later I knew it was brilliant Dark Side of the Moon (Floyd) - I knew straight away - It is brilliant The Light (Spock's Beard) - I knew prog was back - Brilliant! Cocoon - Knew within minutes this is brilliant!

A bit simplistic the way I wrote that? For good reason. Don't read this, just listen to the damn thing!

There are too many amazing musicians, singers, bands around now to list. One thing I was certain of. Nothing will ever really sound "Progressive" to me again. It seemed to me, to be a silly word now. I was wrong!

Cocoon IS progressive. Peter Jones has a voice that goes from Peter Gabriel, to Steve Hackett to Winston Churchill. (I mean it!) He can play guitar with the feel and virtuosity of Joe Satriani and countless others I might add. He plays piano or any keyboard like Tony Banks, when he chooses to do that. Saxophone that would fit perfectly in a solo about money. I know he could score a Hollywood movie then switch to insane heavy prog, a moment later.

This is the finest album of 2014 and in my opinion, one of the finest ever made in history and this seems to be just the start. NOTE: If you always hoped to hear a follow up to Foxtrot/Selling England by the Pound, this could be it. Stunned!

 Cocoon by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.94 | 113 ratings

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Cocoon
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by lop

5 stars FIRST review guys.

Tiger Moth Tales has released 2 albums within the last 8 months, and both are VERY good. The tastes of Peter Jones are top notch, and all songs and arrangements are in amazing form. Not only is our composer a multi-instrumentalist, he is also an amazing vocalist. The amount of skill, influence, and culture in this music is too broad to describe; one owes it to oneself to investigate TIGER MOTH TALES.

This music will appeal to classic and neo prog fans alike. Highly Recommended; this art is overflowing with passion, joy, good vibes, and love. One of the best albums I've heard in years.

 Cocoon by TIGER MOTH TALES album cover Studio Album, 2014
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Cocoon
Tiger Moth Tales Neo-Prog

Review by Angelo
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin

4 stars "Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin... This is a cautionary tale, and it concerns a man, a gifted man, living on an island made out of musical instruments...."

That could be the beginning of an album review for Tiger Moth Tales' album Cocoon, crafter by multi-instrumentalist Peter Jones. To be honest, it is the beginning of such a review now. As I write this review, I have heard the album quite a few times, but during the final listen before writing this, the hairs on my arms still stood upright during the closing track. That must mean something, so let's have a look at what Cocoon is, and what it has to offer...

As said, this is an album by the English multi-instrumentalist Peter Jones. A blind musician at that, one who has to rely fully on his ears, and what that means clearly shows on this album, on which he sings, and plays keyboards, talkbox, guitar, saxophone, whistles, sarod, zither, melodica, bells and percussion. The drums are programmed and Mark Wardle plays flugelhorn, but everything else is done by this one man, who als wrote all music and lyrics. I mentioned before that one man bands are quite common these days (in my review for Steam Theory), and here's another one that proves that this can actually work well when focus is on releasing an album.

So... Cocoon, I reckon the best way to describe this album is by calling it a trip into the world of Peter Jones, fan of Steve Hackett, Genesis, Big Big Train, Frost*, Haken and many more. A fan of the kind that writes and plays his own music almost in tribute to his favourites - his own Four Seasons if you will (short tracks named after the seasons interleave the songs on this album).

That shows in many ways on this very versatile album, that echoes both the sounds of the 70s and modern rock. The opening Overture is not so much an overture of the music on the album, as an overture of the instruments the man can play and who his inspirations are. There is a dark keyboard melody in there, followed by a saxophone solo and then wild keyboard work that (on slightly less modern instruments) might not have been out of place in the heyday of Yes and ELP.

The follow up The Isle of Witches, on which the intro to this review is based, starts with a narrative and is the followed by dark music - telling the tale of a war between witches and wizards over an island. A song that has organ pieces, vocal effects, and even a metallic mid section (somehow reminded me of something on the very first Ayreon album). A track that requires listening - not suited as background music nor as a lullaby - unless you want to provoke nightmares.

Tigers in the Butter is a 14 minute track that has every aspect of a 1970s epic in it - it consists of different musical movements, one rocky another based on a piano melody and yet another having an eastern feel to it. The lyrics are slightly absurd, but at the same time thought provoking (we live our live in fantasy), and sung in a style that has aspects of what Peter Gabriel and John Wetton did in their younger years. Another listener, that is followed by a great instrumental, The First Lament. Great for those who love guitar, and especially guitar in (at least to my ears) the style of Gary Moore's Parisienne Walkways or The Messiah Will Come Again. Peter has a knack for keyboards, but the guitar is a very close second, if not equal. The additional touch of the flute in the beginning makes it into a Tiger Moth Tale yet again.

And then... the fun really kicks in with The Merry Vicar, a happy track with folk and musical influences in the versus, but with a fitting, more rock oriented keyboard and piano mid section. The lyrics about a vicar using music and absurdism to spread the word of God are brought in an equally absurd way as the vicar would himself. To me, this clearly gets the message across that it's only too human to take everything so serious.

With the vicar gone, A visit to Chigwick is our next stop, and it's all about childhood memories. Chigwick doesn't exist - except in the singer's head, as he sings (even though the name resembles that of Chiswick in London ). In reality, the town is based on English children's TV shows Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley - the name being a combination of the latter two [Added this explanation after Peter explained it]. The song starts out folky. It even reminds me briefly of Dirty Old Town, if it weren't a folk traditional song but a modern composition. The keyboard, guitar and bass work on this track are brilliant, and the build up from folk to full instrumental rock is absolutely wonderful (and yes, there is a melodica on this one..., and it fits too). It's almost a pity it only lasts for just under 9 minutes. Almost, not quite though, because there is that one closing track remaining that made the hair on my arms stand up, some 800 words ago, remember? That track is called Don't let go, Feels alright. If we talk about emotion and build up in a song, this one has it all. Starting with a musical box, it quickly moves to a piano piece on which Peter sings in a wonderful emotional voice, accompanied by strings where needed. Later on drums and more layered, choral vocals are added, but only after two superb instrumental sections, with saxophone, guitar and keyboard solos that make you wonder whether this is really a single man playing...

Looking at Peter Jones' bio on his web site, he is no stranger to the music business - having been appeared on a BBC program at age 8, and being a performing artist in the duo 2 to Go (playing clubs and corporate events). However, what he does on this album is in a completely different league, and it is a shame this album is drowning in the attention paid to the new works of old names. Tiger Moth Tales should be, has to become, a known name at some point, but for the time being this album has every aspect in place of a cult classic.

Tiger Moth Tales and Peter Jones, two names to keep in mind.

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