Stacy Jones

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Stacy Jones
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Background information
Birth nameStacy Glen Jones
Born (1970-12-19) December 19, 1970 (age 47)
OriginTulsa, Oklahoma
GenresPower pop, pop punk, alternative rock, punk rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer, engineer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, drums
LabelsUniversal Publishing
Associated actsAmerican Hi-Fi, Miley Cyrus, Veruca Salt, Letters to Cleo, Hey Monday, Matchbox Twenty, Life of Dillon, Everclear

Stacy Glen Jones (born December 19, 1970) is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He is currently the musical director and drummer for Miley Cyrus and Life of Dillon, and is also known for being the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter of American Hi-Fi, and as the drummer for Letters to Cleo.

Background[edit]

Jones was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jones initially came into the spotlight as the drummer for the alternative rock band Letters to Cleo. He went on to work with Veruca Salt and form the band American Hi-Fi (band), whose self-titled release produced by Bob Rock in 2001, included the Billboard Top 50 hit "Flavor of the Weak." After American Hi-Fi Jones worked as a producer and songwriter, and was a staff producer at Epic Records. His production credits include work with Miley Cyrus, American Hi-Fi, Hey Violet, Matt Nathanson, Laura Marano, The Downtown Fiction, Ingrid Michaelson, Low vs Diamond, Meg & Dia and Plain White T's. He is also half of the production duo Deathstar Productions with writer/producer Bill Lefler, and was a VP of A&R at Epic Records.[1]

Career[edit]

Musical Director[edit]

During the height of MTV’s reality show Laguna Beach, Jones was tasked with producing and A&Ring Open Air Stereo. Jones worked with the band to help bring their live show to a television audience for the first time on MTV’s Total Request Live. He was then approached to be the music director for Miley Cyrus, with whom he has been working with since 2006.[2]

In addition to Miley Cyrus, Jones is the musical director for Noah Cyrus, 5 Seconds of Summer, Broods, Troye Sivan, Jordan Fisher, Life of Dillon, Shawn Hook, and The Chainsmokers.[3]

Drummer[edit]

Jones continues to write, release records and tour with Letters to Cleo. He has been the touring drummer for Matchbox Twenty since 2012. He has also worked as a studio and touring musician for Madonna, Everclear, Dia Frampton, Veruca Salt, Letters to Cleo, Avril Lavigne, Ariana Grande, Joan Jett, Against Me!, The Jonas Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Lily Allen, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Cobra Starship, Aimee Mann, The Cab, Hey Monday, Butch Walker, The Dollyrots and more.

Production / Musician Credits[edit]

Artist Album Credit Year
Letters to Cleo Back To Nebraska EP Writer, drummer, producer 2016
American Hi-Fi American Hi-Fi (Acoustic) Writer, producer 2016
American Hi-Fi Blood & Lemonade Writer, producer 2014
Miley Cyrus MTV Unplugged Producer 2014
The Dollyrots Barefoot and Pregnant Drummer 2014
Elliot Caroll Elliot Caroll - EP Drummer 2011
Ocean Is Theory TBD Producer 2010
Hey Monday Beneath It All Drummer 2010
The Downtown Fiction TBD Producer 2010
The Downtown Fiction Best I Never Had - EP Producer 2009
Ingrid Michaelson Be OK Co-producer 2008
Low vs Diamond Low vs Diamond Producer 2008
The Modern Society The Beat Goes On Producer 2007
Endereverafter From the Ashes of Sin Producer 2007
Towers of London Blood, Sweat and Towers Producer, engineer 2006
Meg & Dia Something Real Producer, engineer 2006
Ronnie Day The Album Producer, engineer 2006
Candice Accola It's Always the Innocent Ones Writer, Producer 2006
The Starys Le Futur Noir Producer, engineer 2006
Plain White T's It's So Easy Producer, engineer 2006
American Hi-Fi Hearts on Parade Writer, co-producer 2005
Letters to Cleo Sister Writer, drummer 1998
Letters to Cleo Go! Writer, drummer 1997
Letters to Cleo Wholesale Meats and Fish Writer, drummer 1995
Letters to Cleo Aurora Gory Alice Writer, drummer 1993

TV appearances[edit]

The Voice, American Idol, Saturday Night Live,[4] Dancing With the Stars,[5] The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,[6][7] Late Night with Conan O’Brien,[8] Good Morning America,[9] The Today Show, Teen Choice Awards,[10] Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour (NBC), CMT Awards,[11][12] American Music Awards,[13] Kids Choice Awards,[14] The Today Show,[15] DC Games,[16] Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year's Eve,[17] MTV Live.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MP3 of the week: American Hi-Fi". thephoenix.com. 2009-11-05. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  2. ^ "Miley Cyrus' Music Director Talks Bangerz Tour Behind-the-Scenes". billboard.com. May 8, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Interview With Musician Stacy Jones". music.allaccess.com. July 14, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Sting/Veruca Salt Episode Recap". TV.com. 1997-03-15. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  5. ^ "Miley Cyrus to Perform on Dancing with the Stars Finale". TV Guide. 2008-11-17. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  6. ^ "Billy Ray Cyrus To Release New Album 'Back To Tennessee' On April 7, 2009 Featuring Hit Title Track & Duet With Daughter Miley Cyrus". Top-40 Charts. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  7. ^ "THE FRAY KICKS OFF 'THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO'S' EIGHTH SEASON OF POPULAR OUTDOOR CONCERTS ON MARCH 2, 2009 WITH THE MERCEDES-BENZ OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES ON NBC". NBC. 2009-03-03. Archived from the original on July 20, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  8. ^ "Concert Review: Letters to Cleo and The Oohlas". Beat Crave. 1995-02-08. Archived from the original on 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  9. ^ "Miley Cyrus: Good Morning America". celebrity-gossip.net. 2009-08-16. Archived from the original on 2009-04-11. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  10. ^ "Miley Cyrus To Perform Latest Single At The Teen Choice Awards". The Insider. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2010-02-02.[dead link]
  11. ^ "Miley Cyrus Set to Perform at CMT Awards". The Insider. 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2010-02-02.[dead link]
  12. ^ "CMT GETS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS AS BILLY RAY CYRUS AND MILEY CYRUS HOST THE "2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS"". People. 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  13. ^ "Miley Cyrus Turns 16 at the American Music Awards". People. 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  14. ^ "MILEY CYRUS TO PERFORM AND THE CASTS OF "TWILIGHT" AND "GLEE" TO APPEAR ON "TEEN CHOICE 2009" MONDAY, AUGUST 10, ON FOX". Teen Choice Awards. 2009-08-03. Archived from the original on March 29, 2011. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  15. ^ "TODAY Show Free Concert Series Announced (Miley Cyrus, REM, Coldplay, Neil Diamond)". BumperShine. 2008-03-26. Archived from the original on 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  16. ^ "Miley to Perform at Disney Channel Games". People. 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  17. ^ "'New Year's Rockin' Eve' in Times Square, NYC". ABC News. 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2010-02-02.