|REV JONES - BIOGRAPHY
|Hailing from the musical wasteland known as Oklahoma, is one of the most sought after bassist in music, Madman bassist Rev Jones. Almost from the very beginning of his career, Rev has been recording and touring pretty much nonstop. He first picked up a bass in 1985, a couple of months later he played his first hand full of shows, shortly after that he entered the recording studio, and then the following year he hit the road for the first time and realized that was his calling in life. Over the past twenty years, Rev Jones has recorded and toured all over the world with some of the best acts in heavy rock including Steelheart, Mountain, Michael Schenker Group, Paul Gilbert (mr. big), Fuel, Jeff Martin (Racer X), George Lynch (dokken), Kottak, Forte, and Black Symphony. His masterful techniques on bass and his full force showmanship on stage has brought him international recognition..
Rev's unique two-handed tapping style and his amazing over the neck fingering technique brings an incredible energy and musicality to his role as foundation of the music. Onstage he's a self-described madman intent on providing the audience with a visual experience to match the complexity of the music their hearing.
|Influences: Buddy Holly, Jim Croce, the Beatles, Sly and the family Stone, Glenn Hughes, Stevie Wonder, PRINCE, Bill Hicks, DALI, NIETZSCHE, Tony Levin, King Crimson, YES, Andy Kaufman, Rodney Carrington, Cat Stevens, James Jamerson, the WHO, Peter Gabriel, Trey Gunn, ZZ Top, and JACO PASTORIOUS .|
|REV JONES is currently playing BASS, WARRGUITAR, MANDOLIN, and BACKING VOCALS - for STEELHEART, MOUNTAIN, LESLIE WEST, MSG, and REV JONES BAND....|
|Last update 06/26/2012|
|REV has recorded with: STEELHEART, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, LESLIE WEST, BLACK SYMPHONY, PAUL GILBERT, JEFF MARTIN, JAMES KOTTAK, GEORGE LYNCH, KOTTAK, STEVE MOORE (drummer with wrong gig), FORTE, JACK FROST, REV JONES BAND, CHINA BLUE, SIVA ADDICTION|
|REV has toured with: STEELHEART, MOUNTAIN, FUEL, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, BLACK SYMPHONY, LESLIE WEST, KOTTAK, REV JONES BAND, GAMMACIDE, FORTE, METALSHOP-OKC, SUPERFREAK|
|To read some interviews and find out more about REV JONES check out the PRESS page....|