Jonny Tarr has been working on making electronic soul music in many formats, whether singing his own material or classics with a selection of instruments (guitar, synth, sax, flute, vocals, loop station, samples), blowing sax over the DJ or leading a full band. Originally from Cardiff, Wales, Tarr now lives in San Diego.
An album called The Jonny Tarr Quintet: Live at Studio West was recorded at San Diego's Studio West and released in early 2020, during the pandemic shutdown. "During lockdown, we have properly mixed and mastered it," said Tarr.
His first fully self-produced album The Rules was released in 2023 via local Pacific Records. His third album, it was recorded and self-produced at his Tarr Towers Studios and features his own contributions on piano, guitar, and saxophone. "The album is a response to the past few years of world chaos and emotional wreckage filled with messages of love and hope," says Tarr.