Stereophonics' Tabasco warm-up

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 February 2013

This article is from 2013.

Stereophonics' Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones

Stereophonics' Kelly Jones uses Tabasco sauce on his breakfast eggs to warm up his voice

Stereophonics' Kelly Jones uses Tabasco sauce to warm up his voice.

The 'Dakota' band's lead singer prepares a special breakfast involving the spicy pepper sauce which helps kick start his vocal cords in the morning.

He told the UK's Absolute Radio: "I've started doing this thing, right. I'm calling it the Tabasco Fiasco."

Explaining how he first boils his eggs, he added: "You put a bit of salt on top and then you tip Tabasco sauce into the yolk. It sounds terrible right, but then you get some toast with Marmite. So you get a salt explosion and you follow that with a black coffee.

"It wakes you up man. It gets your voice going... amazing"

The band are preparing to release their eighth album, 'Graffiti on the Train' in March on their own label, and say making the LP themselves gave them more time to relax and record at their own pace.

Kelly added: "I think the beauty of the whole things was normally you just get given six weeks to make an album and this time we just decided not to go on tour for a year.

"I think when you de-clutter your head a lot of new ideas come in and I think we recorded some of the best stuff we've ever done really. Just having a year of doing creative stuff and I think [track] 'Violins and Tambourines' was one of the first ones we came across and realised we were on to something different and something new. It really excited the band and we took it on from there really you know so we're really chuffed with it."


Croaky Kelly and chums return in support of their latest album Scream Above the Sounds.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£44.50 / 0844 477 9000

Bournemouth International Centre

Mon 5 Mar 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 1515

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