In November 2005, he carried out with the Gorillaz dwell band taking part in guitar on the Manchester Opera House, as a part of the Manchester International Festival, once more alongside fellow Verve member Simon Tong.
Since 2004, Jones has been an official member of the backing band for Cathy Davey.
In 2003, Jones was the recording bassist for Howie Day on Day’s second album, Stop All The World Now, on Epic Records.
After the breakup of The Verve in 1999, Jones later performed bass and wrote songs for the brief lived band The Shining, who former Verve bandmate Simon Tong additionally performed with. They would launch only one album in 2002 known as True Skies.
In June 2007, he rejoined The Verve of their reunion however by 2009 they’d disbanded once more.
When The Verve break up in 1999 attributable to in-band tensions, many believed they had been all the way down to tensions between singer Richard Ashcroft and lead guitarist Nick McCabe. While that is true, there have been the truth is issues, described as ‘critical’ by Ashcroft in later interviews, between Ashcroft and Jones additionally.
Away from the musical aspect of The Verve, Jones is the one different band member aside from the band’s fundamental mouthpiece, lead singer Richard Ashcroft, who tends to talk publicly and in interviews. Most notably, he, together with Ashcroft, made a speech on the 2007 Q Awards as they received a traditional album award for his or her 1997 album Urban Hymns. He thanked the band member’s wives and youngsters and in addition thanked former Verve guitarist Simon Tong, who was not included within the newly reformed Verve line up. He additionally did an interview on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 present after the band’s 2007 reformation, and he additionally appeared alone and alongside Ashcroft in a handful of Verve documentaries and different miscellaneous interviews all through the Nineties.
Jones attended Rudston Road main faculty in Childwall, Liverpool and moved to Wigan when he was 13 years outdated. He is married to Myra and has two sons – Jude and Jonah Jones.
Simon Robin David Jones (born 29 July 1972) is an English bass participant. He performed bass and supplied occasional backing vocals for the English band The Verve.
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