Saturday, 31 May 2014

Another for your Album

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Posted recently by Jonathan on his Facebook page.

I want to share this photo with you which was taken by the professional photographer when I performed in Orlando at the beginning of the month [May]  - I'm not always barefoot and casual LOL 

Thursday, 29 May 2014

The Insider Story - Continued

It’s been a busy few weeks for Jonathan as he prepares his choices of song for the album.  He posted the above photo from a rehearsal with the talented Simon Lepper.

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Yesterday he posted this photo of himself, along with the following message, recording at Sony’s Studios.

Just a quick photo from yesterday - you can see all the people in the studio - (me in bare feet, shorts and a loose shirt! - the previous time I was in jeans and too hot!) Such a wonderful time and great to share with all these people!  I hope you're all having a great day! xx

He seems to be having a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoying this new experience recording with musicians instead of recording then having pre-recorded music added (as happened in his first two CDs).  The quality will be so much better.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Jonathan’s Newsletter

I’ve had a few emails from Fantoines unhappy about having to give their date of birth when applying for Jonathan’s newsletter on his website.  There also has been a little bit of discussion about it on social media.

Personally I think it’s quite unnecessary and it’s obviously quite off-putting to some, or they wouldn’t have emailed me.

I’m a great believer in not providing personal information on the internet unless absolutely necessary and a DOB in this case is exactly that.  If Sony want the demography of the Fantoines they should be honest and ask us if we wouldn’t mind undertaking a brief survey. Plenty websites do that and it seems get reasonably truthful answers, just because visitors to these sites are given a choice of doing a survey. Sony have made the DOB issue mandatory and that is unfortunate.  Hopefully they will remove it before long.

However, until then, here are a few suggestions ((if you don’t want to give your true DOB) given to me via email.  

Make yourself 10, 20, 30, 40 years younger (I like that one)

Give the millennium i.e. 01/01/2000

Give any DOB other than your own

Give 27/10/1994 - my favourite and we will all be 20 years old!!

Hope this helps some of you decide to sign up.  I’ve no idea when the newsletter will be produced but hopefully it will be in our mail boxes before Jonathan’s album is in our postboxes.

Friday, 23 May 2014

The Inside Story

Aren’t we so lucky to have Jonathan’s Mum Tracy and sister Charlotte keep us informed about Jonathan’s activities?

The above photograph was posted on Twitter yesterday accompanied by the following tweet:

Sharing a photo with you all, so different from previous recordings and very exciting! :D

I’m assuming Tracy took the photograph because she tweeted this later:

Just updating you whilst Jonathan is preparing for the next recording session- some great sounds coming from the rehearsal room! :D Tracy.

As Fantoines we’re very privileged to be given such consideration by Jonathan and his family.  We all know how fortunate we are, don’t we?  

Recording Has Begun!

Yes, I know I said in the previous post that I was happy to be redundant now that Sony has set up a website for Jonathan, but it seems it will be some time until it is fully developed.  So, by popular request, I’ve been asked to continue this blog until Sony gets round to providing us with a site worthy of Jonathan’s exceptional talent.  Thank you for the many emails I received about my voluntary redundancy.  I’ve done my best to answer everyone, but please let me know if I’ve not acknowledged yours.

Now back to the subject of this blog - Jonathan!  He tweeted the above photo yesterday (Thursday).  It was taken while he was enroute to Sony’s recording studios to start recording his album.  So good to see him happy isn’t it?

156 days to go now. I’m sure some of us, for the first time in our lives, are wishing time would fly!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Jonathan’s Official Website

At long last Sony has launched an official website for Jonathan. You can see it here.

It’s by no means complete but Jonathan assures fans on his Facebook page that it will soon be full of interesting things.

This now makes my work on here redundant because I started this site to promote Jonathan on the internet and also to provide some information for those of you who don’t use Facebook and/or Twitter.  Now you will be able to read all about him with just one click.

May I take this opportunity to thank the many thousands of you who have visited this site in the past few months and also the fans who contributed with their photographs and wonderful images.

I will leave this site online for historic reasons. In the years to come, when Jonathan is an internationally renowned tenor, some may want to look back to the beginning of Jonathan’s solo career.

Along with many thousands of fans, I’m excited about what the future holds for him and know he will be extraordinary in the tenor world.

Don’t forget to order your copy of his debut CD!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

How Twitter Works

The Fantoines Twitter account is going from strength to strength but a few people have mentioned they don’t understand how Twitter works.

It can be slightly confusing but I found this website which does its best to explain the system in a simple way.

Good luck! 

Don’t forget to follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonAntoine.  There’s a link in the right hand column to his account and also that of The Fantoines.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Number One!

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Amazon shows Jonathan at #No 1 in their Best Sellers list and also #No 1 in their Hot New Release list.

There’s no doubt at all that his debut solo CD is going to be a great success.  You can pre-order it here.

Those fans outside the UK may want to consider ordering through as it may be some time before the album is available in the US, Canada or Australia.  It seems it’s not much more expensive to order this way and delivery is fast.  Check it out.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Another Photo for your Album

No words needed.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

A Photo for your Album

Photos of Jonathan don’t need any words do they?  I think this was done by Constance but someone is sure to correct me if I’m wrong!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Pre-order Jonathan Antoines’s Debut Solo Album

Jonathan’s debut solo album can now be pre-ordered through Amazon UK.  The link is here.

As yet there is no album title, photo or track list but keep an eye on Amazon nearer the release date - 27 October 2014.

Monday, 5 May 2014

The Fantoines Twitter

If you do have a Twitter account please follow @TheFantoines as well as @JonAntoine of course. 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Jonathan Amazes Orlando

After flying from Los Angeles to Orlando on Wednesday, Jonathan was all set to perform at the Orange County Convention Centre with David Foster.  The centre is massive and I believe the theatre holds 15,000.

Jonathan said on his Facebook page:

I just performed at this fantastic event, after Neyo & before Adam Levine. It's all thanks to David Foster 😀  

(He doesn’t say he had another standing ovation of course!)

What a wonderful backdrop they provided for his performance (photo above). Just like being in an opera house.

Two more photos of the event for you -