aka No Fixed Abode
[ singer/songwriter/producer ]
N’FA spent most of 2000-2006 selling albums, writing, recording, and touring all major Australian/NZ festivals (including many massive sell out shows) with his ground breaking outfit, 1200 Techniques. N’fa, spent 06 and 07 bringing his new solo vision to the nation with his critically acclaimed solo album “Cause An Effect” which featured production by Black Eyed Peas, DBridge, Roots Manuva, Dobie, and music video’s directed by the late and great Heath Ledger.
Equipped with a drummer, an ITF champion DJ & keys player, N’fa toured his new ‘Cause An Effect’ stage performance across the country and rocked thousands of Aussie fans in the process. Premier festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Homebake, Good Vibrations, Falls and Pyramid Rock all witnessed N’fa’s new energy, not to mention a rigorous touring schedule with international, and national kings such as De La Soul, Roots Manuva, Souls Of Mischief, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Arrested Development, Butterfingers, Blue King Brown, guesting with Katalyst, Resin Dogs, Foreign heights, and Breaks DJ’s Nick Thayer, Bass Kleph, Daedelus, Son Of Kick, Taking his live shows to cities abroad. Check us out live >
N’FA spent most of 2008 and 2009 travelling and writing across the US, UK, & Scandenavia, Canada, Korea creating a huge back log of material, forming his idea for No Fixed Abode – a new musical movement with a range of sounds, melodies, heavy bass-lines and a UK based outfit.
No Fixed abode, winner of Camden Crawl festival’s 2010 Emerging Talent Award for ‘Best Visual Impact’- has been making some power moves across London since late 2009, playing all the Underground haunts from East End to West End, (including MixMag parties, 93 ft East, Notting Hill Arts Club, YoYo’s, Punk, Jazz Cafe, Proud Galleries, The Borderline 333 Club, Hoxton Pony, Queen of Hoxton, Banana Klan parties, and being invited to play in Bristol, Sheffiled, Manchester, Leeds, Strawberry fields festival, World Wide Music Festival Sete, and being awarded winner of Best Visual impact at the Camden Crawl festival 2010.
N’fa released the Cause an Effect remastered EP online and in stores thru his imprint label ‘Twisted Kids’ (founded with business partner Adam WIlliams) featuring remixes by Son Of Kick, Sticky, Jimmy Napes, Nick Thayer & Russ-Cuban Brothers.
The No Fixed Abode line up includes N’FA on the Mic, Son Of Kick on the Sound box, David ‘Chopstix’ Staniforth on Drums, and Gibbs King on Keys.
While in London mentoring young artists from North London, and Hackney through ‘Rising Tide’ and co-writing for various artists and producers, N’fa has also been toasting on Mics and rocking parties across Copenhagen, Germany, France, Sweden as a guest MC to party rock any rocking party over a cross section of sounds, namely Hip Hop, Breaks, Minimal House, and Disco Boogie beats.
N’fa is also involved in various projects that are under construction.. One namely being Australian collective, “RUNFORYOURLIFE” consisting of the production duo of ‘Sensible J Smith and The Dutch’ and a team of vocalists . This project recently won the 2012 Hilltop Hoods initiative grant, and has had a lot of JJJ radio support as the fourth most played JJJ unearthed band, building the profiles of RUNFORYOURLIFE, and associated artists.
Since his return to Australia in late 2011, N’fa has had some decent radio success featuring on the single “Hope you don’t mind” from the four times platinum album “Falling & Flying” by ‘360’, along with JJJ Hot 100 song “Bali Party” from the ‘Drapht’ album “The life of Riley”. To top it off, N’fa Jones also co-wrote and preformed on the Nick Thayer release “Like Boom” which sat at #1 on the international Beatport charts for 10 weeks straight.
Working with Drapht via music label “The Ayems” N’fa has been constructing a new collaborative solo album, and been heard on the latest Drapht release “1990s” which is currently seeing much airplay on JJJ, as they gear up for a national Oz tour through March 2013.
N’fa Jones is also the full-time MC for the AOS Collective based in Singapore. This has N’fa travelling though Asia a few times a year to work with the collective of DJ’s from Singapore, Taiwan, USA, and Australia.
Its been proven time, and time again that its N’fa’s live show performance that continues to captivate crowds, and turn docile audiences into a frenzy of interactive receptors of his message, and positive energy.