Singer/guitarist Mike Jones, bassist/singer Rich Russman, and drummer/singer George Belton collided in 2005 to form The Jones. The power trio continues to attract audiences of devoted fans throughout DC, NY, and Philly who cannot get enough of the band’s unique hybrid sound of Blues and Rock and Roll, music not heard since the late sixties/early seventies.
They have been fortunate to share the stage with acts such as Urge Overkill, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Answer, Reignwolf, Hoots and Hellmouth, Taddy Porter, American Bang, The Parlor Mob , Matt Mays and El Torpedo, The Petticoat Tea Room, The Doughboys, The London Souls, and many more- – –
The Jones have appeared at legendary venues along the East Coast such as The State Theatre, The Fillmore, DC9, The Velvet Lounge, The Rock & Roll Hotel, Kenny’s Castaway (NYC), Kalypso’s, The Tortoise and Hare, Fat Tuesday’s, and The Tally Ho Theatre.
The band’s widespread appeal, usually reserved for pop rock of recent years, can be credited to their musical skill and contagious enthusiasm. It cannot be denied that this brand of music is reminiscent of the past with influences that include The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and Guns n’ Roses, yet reveals a relevance to the present with further sound resonances of recent bands such as The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, and Nirvana.
Mike’s lyrics boast an anxiety and downright anger that comes through in his unique vocal style. Rich and George provide the perfect backing, bringing a steady order to balance the passion of Mike’s vocals. The Jones are a musical force to be experienced and explored.