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Haverhill musician and his fellow band member 'excited' by the release of their debut album




Building on the excellent reception to their earlier EP and two singles a funk rock comedy duo, one of whom lives in Haverhill, is this week releasing their debut album.

The bumper 15-track album by Jaymotts, entitled Jamboree, is out tomorrow.

The duo comprises long-standing friends, Cambridge-based Jonny Hall on vocals, guitars, trumpets and keys, and Chris Le Mottée who lives in Haverhill, on bass guitar.

The Jaymotts, aka Chris Le Mottée, right, and Jonny Hall. Submitted picture
The Jaymotts, aka Chris Le Mottée, right, and Jonny Hall. Submitted picture

Of the album, Chris said: “We didn’t intend to do such a packed album but we just couldn’t find any weak songs to cut.

“Everyone’s been very complementary which is a relief because it’s quite a long process writing, recording and mixing the songs. You get very close to the songs - ‘song blind’ you might say - and start to lose objectivity.

“Then suddenly, it’s done, and people can hear it. Thankfully the songs have been very well received.”

The cover for Jaymotts EP, Stars of Cheese, released in September, 2020. Submitted photo
The cover for Jaymotts EP, Stars of Cheese, released in September, 2020. Submitted photo

The duo are, said Chris, ‘hugely excited’ by the album’s release.

He added: “Writing these songs has helped us both through the last 18 months, it’s given us structure and a happy distraction from the plights of the world.

“To get this point feels like a great achievement and we’re very proud of the end result.”

The album bears the trademark Jaymotts humour that was evident in the EP and singles, of which Chris added: “The music always comes first and it’s important to us that we have interesting musical rhythms and melodies but we found the songs were sounding fun and colourful.

“We grew up loving fantastic comedy like Alan Partridge, The Mighty Boosh and Red Dwarf.

“It just seemed to make sense that the lyrics were humorous.

“We take what we do seriously but don’t take ourselves seriously, we know that we’re never going to win ‘cool awards’, and we’re quite happy about that.”

The album can be bought HERE and will be on streaming streaming services such as iTunes and Spotify.

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