Percy Jones (musician)

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Percy Jones
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Background information
Born (1947-12-03) 3 December 1947 (age 67)
near Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Instruments Bass guitar

Percy Jones (born 3 December 1947,[1] near Llandrindod Wells, Wales)[2] is a Welsh bass guitarist, and was a member of jazz fusion band Brand X,[3] from 1974 to 1980, and a reformed version which lasted from 1992 to 1999. Residing in New York,[4] he currently is a member of jazz fusion band, Tunnels,[5] along with drummer Walker Adams.

Jones is best known for his unique bass sound,[5] and his trademark use of the fretless Wal bass.

Jones was also a member of the jazz fusion group Soft Machine, the poetry rock group The Liverpool Scene (featuring poet Adrian Henri), and has contributed to recordings by David Sylvian, Brian Eno,[4] Steve Hackett, Paranoise, Suzanne Vega, Richard Barbieri and Fovea Hex, amongst others.

He released a solo album, Cape Catastrophe in 1990.[6]


  1. ^ "Brand X Performances". Retrieved 2014-09-12. 
  2. ^ Graham Bennett (2005). Soft Machine: Out-bloody-rageous. SAF. ISBN 0946719845. 
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. "Brand X: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  4. ^ a b Lynch, Dave. "Cape Catastrophe: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  5. ^ a b Astarita, Glen. "Propellor Music: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  6. ^ "Cape Catastrophe : Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-09-12. 

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