Richard Jones (The Feeling)

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Richard Jones
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Background information
Origin Forest Row, East Sussex, England
Genres Rock, pop, soft rock, power pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1995—present
Associated acts The Feeling

Richard Jones is the bass guitar player with the British rock band The Feeling.

Jones attended the BRIT School in Croydon. He cites Paul McCartney and John Deacon among his influences. He also admires Jaco Pastorius and James Jamerson for their "technicality".[1]

He married British pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor on 25 June 2005 in Italy. Together the couple have four sons, Sonny Jones, born in April 2004, Kit Valentine Jones, born in February 2009, and Ray Holiday Jones, born 25 April 2012. On 4 November 2015 Richard and Sophie had a fourth son Jesse.[2] Before they became a couple, Jones toured as a member of Ellis-Bextor's band in 2001-2003 to promote her 2001 album Read My Lips. An April 2002 concert from Shepherd's Bush Empire featuring Jones was released on DVD as Watch My Lips. He also appears frequently on a bonus feature on the DVD, a video diary about life on the road during the tour.

Jones mentioned in a 2011 Flaps Podcast that he was learning to fly.[3]

Richard talks about obtaining his private pilot's licence and his passion for flying in an interview for Pilot magazine in 2013 .[4]

He performed in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games on 12 August 2012 with Ed Sheeran, Nick Mason and Mike Rutherford.