Their sound is a fine blend of all that has come to pass, from the blues and early R’n’B, all the way up through to soul and ska and the new wave, so theirs is a solid musical grounding.
Changing line-ups and tweaking their sound throughout the noughties, their commitment and perseverance was finally rewarded in 2011 when Stone Foundation found a fresh admirer in John Bradbury, drummer with The Specials who duly invited them to support the 2-Tone icons on a UK arena tour. “By the time it had finished we’d made new fans all around the country,” says Sheasby. “That was a big stepping stone.”
The next leap up came in early 2014 when they were chosen by the Visit Britain campaign to tour Japan, returning a few months later to play to a 4000-strong tent at the Fuji Rock Festival. As testament to the grass roots support at home, the same year’s To Find The Spirit album, including guest vocals by Carleen Anderson, Andy Fairweather Low and Nolan Porter, managed to crack the UK Top 75. Porter returned on their next, 2015’s A Life Unlimited, alongside Graham Parker and The Blow Monkeys’ Doctor Robert, the album also stirring the keen approval of Paul Weller who had been monitoring their progress for some time.
“I think he’d been keeping tabs on us,” says Jones. “When Paul contacted me he said my voice reminded him of Felix Cavaliere from The Young Rascals. He loved our song Beverley, especially its social comment, so I think that’s what drew him in.”
For Weller, working with Stone Foundation has been “a privilege”. “I think they’ve made a great bit of work with a strong message, one you don’t hear much about these days,” says Weller. “A very mature, very accomplished album and I’m glad to have been part of it.”
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