Eddie Jones, 23, describes himself as a “military brat” who likes to claim the whole world as his home. And with a passion for music that he’s felt since his early teens, every second afterwards, he says, has been devoted to preparing himself for that moment when his songs bring a sense of peace, joy and love to those willing to listen.
And on Friday, Sept. 30, he’ll sing and dance in a one-man performance of music inspired by experiences gleaned during his provocative life and written by his own hands. The concert begins at 10 p.m. at W Hotel’s POV Lounge and he promises that his audience will go away wanting more of his triple threat entertainment.
“I give people songs that have come from real life situations — they’re songs that are truly from the heart,” Jones said, fresh off rehearsal and eager to work on more original compositions while fine tuning his repertoire.
And for the record, with his first release, “Topic of Discussion” which includes the hit single “Think I’m in Love,” which he along with his co-owners and management team, Sky’s the Limit Entertainment, released in February 2016, he’s already found success on Billboard’s R&B and pop charts.
“People find it easy to relate to my songs — they feel the love and the passion — at least that’s what they tell me,” he said. “But you have to be ready to go on a roller-coaster ride with me when you listen to my album because I’ve had some real adventures.”
“Still, I’m always true to the music — I put me into it,” said the Miami native who counts Michael Jackson, Drake, Chris Brown, Usher and Prince among his role models.
So far he’s been the opening act for some of the industry top entertainers, including Tank, Pretty Ricky and Omarion.
And while fans can enjoy what promises to be a real party, his managers, the company’s other two owners, Art and Stephanie Powell, emphasize that the night has another purpose: to register people to vote via his custom Rock the Vote link which can be found on his website, www.iameddiejones.com.
“With so much at stake for all Americans in this upcoming election, we wanted to do our part in getting younger voters, especially those from among the Millennial generation, registered to vote and then to the polls in November,” said Art Powell, professional known as “Art the Great” and the producer of Jones’s album.
He and his wife say what attracted them most to the young entertainer and convinced them to lend their talents toward the development of his career is his energy, magnetic personality and work ethic.
“He has the total package and he’s always positive,” they said. “We work hard but it doesn’t feel like hard work. And we firmly believe that all things are possible because of our collective energy.”
Jones says he just wants to go further and reach new heights in his career.
“I want to share my artistic gifts with as many people as possible,” he said. “My parents have supported my dream from the beginning — even helping me set up my own home studio when I was just 13. I’ve been on a mission ever since. And you haven’t seen anything yet,” he promised.
For tickets, RSVP at eddiejonespovlive.eventbrite.com. For more about the singer, visit him at his Facebook page, eddiejones, and on Twitter @eddiejones21.