Simon Huw Jones
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|Simon Huw Jones|
1 June 1960 |
|Genres||Alternative rock, electronic|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, photographer|
|Associated acts||And also the trees, November|
Simon Huw Jones is a vocalist, lyricist and photographer. He was born in Birmingham, England in 1960 but grew up in the hamlet of Morton under Hill in rural Worcestershire where, in 1979, he formed the alternative rock band And Also the trees with his guitarist brother Justin Jones. In the following years the band toured extensively in Europe and the USA. The band’s twelfth studio album, ‘Hunter Not the Hunted’, was released in March 2012.
He now lives in Geneva, Switzerland where he founded, together with Bernard Trontin (a member of the Swiss band The Young Gods), the electro/ambient project 'November'. In 2006 they released an album under the same name.
In May 2012 he recorded the vocal for the 'electric version' (for 17 electric guitars, percussion and voice) of 'How we tried a new combination of notes to show the invisible' a piece of music written by the French guitarist and composer Olivier Mellano under commission for the Symphonic orchestra of Brittany. The piece, written in 4 movements will be performed along with the original version for full orchestra and soprano and a further 'electro' transcription, at the Opéra de Rennes as part of the Trans musicales festival 2012.
After leaving school Jones studied photography in Great Barr, Birmingham then worked in the Cadbury Schweppes photographic studios. He has continued to take and exhibit photographs, most notably when German multi media artist John Bock used 5 of his pictures whilst curating the FischGrätenMelkStand exhibition in the Temporary kunsthalle in Berlin in 2010. His photographs have also been used as covers for 'And also the trees' albums and singles.
- November (Shayo, 2006)