The Italians Do It Better produce, film composer and svengali Johnny Jewel has been announced for a solo Dublin show this November.
Jewel, who is known for his work with Chromatics who split in 2021, and various associated bands on the Italians Do It Better label like Desire, Sally Shapiro, Glüme (who plays Workmans Club, Dublin on September 29th), Glass Candy, Mothermary, Farah, Joon Wolfram and more.
The Dublin show at The Sugar Club on November 15th with Selective Memory is billed as “A 60 Minute Kaleidoscopic Dreamscape” and will feature work drawn from his film composition scores for Drive, Twin Peaks, Bronson, Lost River, Holly and more.
Tickets from €22.50 plus applicable fees are available from selectivememory.ie, on sale this Friday 21st July at 10am.
As a film composer, Jewel is known for his work with Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn on the films Bronson and Drive.
In 2017, he appeared on screen in David Lynch’s iconic Twin Peaks, for which he also contributed musical score alongside the Angelo Badalamenti.
Jewel’s music has soundtracked numerous runways for the fashion houses of Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Balenciaga, Fendi, Dior and Louis Vuitton. He worked extensively with the Bottega Veneta brand, scoring seven short films in collaboration with French director Fabien Baron.
As a solo artist, Johnny Jewel has released seven instrumental concept albums under his own name.
The Chromatics split up in 2021 with Jewel saying through a representative:
“Johnny is extremely proud of his work with the project over the years and he’ll continue making music and supporting great art and artists through his label Italians Do It Better.”
The synth-pop American four-piece foursome of Johnny Jewel, Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller and Nat Walker, had cultivated a clearly-defined aesthetic on their records and the art around it, that like the label Italians Do It Better, run by Jewel, existed like a found artefact beamed from a VHS cassette in 1984, bookended by cult B-movies and David Lynch films.