I’ve been lucky enough to be working with Jericho Summer this year. It’s been a busy few months shooting publicity stills and two music videos for their new Night Train album.
Jericho Summer is a Southern rock band, formed by Jay Zeffin and Vanessa Joy, who are based on the island of Mallorca in Spain. Gathering together a group of studio musicians to record their debut album Night Train, the album went into the UK New Releases Chart at number 6 when it was released by Devil’s Blade Records in August 2016.
Zeffin and Joy had already been working in the music industry since meeting in 1995, and the Night Train album project resulted through a meeting of Zeffin and ex-Guns N Roses rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin in 2012. It was at this time Zeffin also met Marco Mendoza from Thin Lizzy and Richard Fortus from Guns n Roses.
To join the lineup were Albert Lee and Stuart Duncan, plus other musicians such as John Marcangelo, notable for his work with Violinski (“Clog Dance”), the album was recorded digitally between studios in Mallorca, Cumbria, London, Nashville and Los Angeles.
Night Train was released on 12 August 2016 with one video, “Bitchin’ with a Woman”, and a second, “Running Free”, dedicated to Harley Davidson in November 2016. Jericho Summer were featured in the winter edition of the Harley Davidson Owners Group Magazine winter edition 2016.