Alistair C Jones
(Vocals, guitars, drums)
from Birmingham England Singer/Songwriter Alistair C Jones is a fairly new
face on the scene. It was after an amazing trip to San Francisco in 2005 and
many days spent on Haight Ashbury, taking in the sights and sounds and
discovering the music history of the place, that he began his own musical
journey. Picking up his acoustic guitar and drawing on his personal and life
experiences, sights and sounds, places, world issues, and world problems, he
set about working on his own distinctive style of music and songwriting.
He came home to Birmingham where he set about writing songs, playing gigs and getting airplay on different radio shows. Al played to one of his biggest audiences on a sunny day in 2006 at The Warley Woods Picnic in the Park in his hometown of Warley. This was a very proud moment for Al and all who are connected to him. September 2006 saw him returning to San Francisco for three months where he started to work on new ideas and had some amazing experiences both musically and personally to draw on.
(Bass, keyboards, backing vocals)
I first started playing bass guitar in my late teens/early twenties but never went further with it at the time than jamming with friends. After a ten year gap I got back into it again whilst dating a
musician and played several gigs and guest spots as a duo and with other musicians.
My first ever live gig was a festival in Scotland in front of 250 people. We formed The Gael, a four piece band that drew
on Irish folk and indie/rock influences, and played several successful gigs in Leicestershire in early 2002.
After that I joined a Birmingham based alternative/indie band called Scribbler for just over a year performing original material. We played about 25 gigs in Birmingham and Wolverhampton and reached the 2003 Battle of the Bands semi-finals which were held at the Wulfrun Hall. I also played in a covers duo, the Indie-Pendants, for over 7 years and performed regularly at venues and festivals around the country.
My taste in music is pretty wide ranging and there's something I like from most genres. When Al got in touch I liked his songs and attitude and so, after putting some bass lines to a couple of his tunes which met with approval, here I am. In 2008 I studied Music Technology with the Open University and subsequently also took on sound engineering and production duties.
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