UK alt-rock band Mallory Knox are the latest band to join the Farida family using the Farida JM-R52. Welcome Boys!
The Cambridgeshire 5-piece have had a huge 2014 seeing a massive UK headline tour, appearances at Reading and Leeds festivals and their UK top 20 album Asymmetry.
Prior to their appearance on BBC Radio 1’s prestigious Live Lounge Mallory Knox’s guitarist James Gillett chose the Farida JM-R52 (James Morrison signature model) for their stripped down versions of Ghost in the Mirror, Glimmer and a surprise cover of a David Guetta’s Lovers on the Sun.
The JM-R52 was a limited run signature series developed between Farida and James Morrison and the vintage sunburst finished JM-R52 features a solid spruce top, mahogany sides, rosewood fingerboard and Fishman Rare Earth pickup.
In 2013, the band released their debut album, Signals which was widely acclaimed and reached number 33 in the UK album charts. They followed up on this success with Asymmetry, which was released in October 2014. This second album had even greater success, reaching number 16 in the UK.
The origins of Mallory Knox go back to August 2009 when lead guitarist Joe Savins and drummer Dave Rawling were joined by vocalist Mikey Chapman, bassist Sam Douglas and rhythm guitarist James Gillett.
The band’s name comes from a character in the film Natural Born Killers. They are reported as saying, “We wanted a character name, preferably someone with a dark edge and dark side, so we went for Mallory because of that.”