This is what appears at the top of the website for Jon and the Jones:
“Jones: verb (jonesing); noun (a jones); proper noun (the Jones or Joneses).
Describes a state in which one experiences strong desire or attraction, often of a sexual nature. Also used to describe an ideal family or group – the ones who set the bar, the ones to emulate.
e.g: 1. She’s been jonesin’ him for months and he’s got a major jones for her. 2. It’s hard to keep up with the Jones’.“
It’s a truly wonderful thing when three separate individual talents come together, and that’s what Jon and the Jones is, not to mention, the definition above describes the band perfectly.
Jon Moodie (vocals/guitar) came to NYC to take a break before he started Grad School, and then music happened. Helen Destroy (drums/vocals) is one of the founding members of Lez Zeppelin, a New York City based, all-female Led Zeppelin cover band that has toured nationally and internationally. Brian Stanley (bass/vocals), has recorded, toured and played on television, with a list of musicians so long, I couldn’t possibly put them all here for you. Here’s a short list: The Beach Boys, Bryan Adams, Styx front-man, Tommy Shaw, and most recently, Garland Jeffereys. While with Garland, he had the opportunity to open for Bruce Springsteen and the late Levon Helm.
Needless to say, their qualifications speak for themselves. But what’s most important is the music, and It. Is. Fantastic. Moodie’s raspy voice is hard to miss, blended with smooth jazz and pop sounding music, it’s so much more than either of those genres, but to call it rock or even rock and roll, is still oversimplifying their greatness.
If your favourite classic rock bands were making music now, after growing up listening to themselves, this is what they would sound like. Having played their first show together not even a month ago, I can already tell this band is going places, big places. You can find their five song demo on both their website and on SoundCloud, and keep a lookout for a full length album to come out later this year. Check out this live performance of their song “Comin’ Down” and a rehearsal video of “Saturday Night” below.