21st Century single still relevant

February 20th, 2018 § Comments Off on 21st Century single still relevant § permalink

The first single from the album ‘black n white’ by john jones.

This music art-vid by Snowflake features original art pieces (deviantart.com) aligned with the lyrics of ‘Schizoid Man’ (King Crimson).

John Jones vocals & instruments, Steve Ferrone drums
produced, recorded, mixed, performed and arranged by john jones
21st Century Schizoid Man ©2009 johnjonesmusic

Science in Action – AIR STUDIOS – John Jones Interview

November 26th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Here is the long lost episode of the BBC’s “Science in Action” program from 1987. In this segment we discuss the Fairlight CMI Series III in Studio 5 at AIR Studios Oxford Street, and I show how to sample using a Casio sampler.
We sold the Series III to J. J. Jeczalik of the Art of Noise a few weeks after taping…

Turning Me inside Out – john jones

November 20th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

This is our first official John Jones video for Turning Me Inside Out, from 1998.
Directed and filmed by Neil Grieve and Jens Sturup.

And starring Steve Ferrone, Leeza Hoffman-Lopez and the Old Griffith Park Zoo.

Stuart Bliss – the movie

August 26th, 2017 § Comments Off on Stuart Bliss – the movie § permalink

Stuart Bliss, the movie, was written and directed by Neil Grieve, with cinematography by Jens Sturup.

I composed the music, with a lot of direction from Neil!

Here is a decent copy of Stuart Bliss the movie. From 1997!

Stuart Bliss – Full Movie by viewstercomedy

Terry McDermott E.P.

August 21st, 2017 § Comments Off on Terry McDermott E.P. § permalink

Terry McDermott is on pledgemusic.com for our upcoming E.P.

TERRY MCDERMOTT at pledgemusic

The first single from the E.P. is Lost Again.
Last year, it reached number 1, on a UK internet chart!
Here is Don Richner’s Lyric Video for Lost Again.

Written By: T. McDermott, J. Jones, I. Styles
Produced and Mixed by John Jones
Terry McDermott – vocals
Island Styles – bass, guitar
B.J. Kerwin – drums
Simrin Phull – guitar
Peter Klett – solo guitar
John (JJ) Jones – keys, guitar
Recorded by J. Jones, R. Nelson, I. Styles, B.J. Kerwin, P. Klett
Mastering: Bruce Barielle
Lost Again ©2017 McDermott-Jones-Styles

Lost Again ©2016-2017 Terry McDermott, Island Styles, John Jones.

Steve Ferrone Interview

August 7th, 2017 § Comments Off on Steve Ferrone Interview § permalink

Man, this is a cool interview from NAMM 2015. Steve talks about his work.

JJ & the Minstrels – Live (2000)

July 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

This was a Live Internet Broadcast from netthistv.com‘s studio, recorded March 29, 2000, of John Jones and the Minstrels, performing songs from the album, One Moment in Time

On that rainy night in Burbank, the Minstrels were, Richard Martinez (djembe), Sean Halley (guitar, vocal), and Christoph Bull (accordion, vocal). Steve Ferrone was expected to play percussion, but couldn’t find a parking spot, and missed the show!

Richard, Sean, and myself, had played a couple of the songs at the Troubador, a few months earlier. For this show we were joined by Christoph.

Big Thanks to Kevin and Rob Carmony for the video!

Here are direct links to the songs, skipping my comedic banter:
0:26 – Be True
5:32 – Mad About You
10:26 – Lead Me Along (huh?)
16:06 – One Moment in Time
21:45 – State of Mind
26:46 – Dear John
All songs ©1992-2000 John Jones Music/Pepjon Music

Terry & Island at Kennedy Center

July 5th, 2017 § Comments Off on Terry & Island at Kennedy Center § permalink

Terry McDermott, star of Season 3’s The Voice and lead singer of Lotus Crush, performs with guitarist Island Styles. They will perform McDermott’s original songs along with some fan favorite covers from his time on The Voice.

Terry & Island – Live at Kennedy Center, July 4, 2017, dedicated to David Rosser.

Our latest #1 single in the U.K., Lost Again, is performed at 16:09, and a tribute to Dave Rosser at 36:10.

Turning Me Inside Out (Griffith Park old zoo)

June 27th, 2017 § Comments Off on Turning Me Inside Out (Griffith Park old zoo) § permalink

I miss Neil and Jens! Awesome dudes! The video features Leeza Hoffman, and Steve Ferrone, like it should!

We filmed around the old zoo in Griffith Park, and in Neil’s driveway, with a “green” screen.

I love it!

I wish we had the original!

State of Mind – John Jones

June 11th, 2017 § Comments Off on State of Mind – John Jones § permalink

The State of Mind video was filmed in Toronto in June, 1997, and produced by my brother, the late Philip “Pip” Mellows, and his Players Film Company.
Neil Grieve did the final editing in Culver City.

I was filmed on the roof of the old Edge Hotel, playing a guitar I rented from Long & McQuade. The video was shot at various sites around downtown Toronto. During the editing, Neil added some snaps of Beverly Hills.

I wrote State of Mind in August 1992, during the destruction of Iraq. How can anybody live life in a war zone?

The demo was recorded in England in 1992, and in 1996 we overdubbed Richard, and Steve (recorded by Stuart), Michael (at his studio), and then Stuart mixed it at Music Grinder in Hollywood.

State of Mind, written by John Jones.
guitars keys and vocals by John Jones
drums by Steve Ferrone
percussion by Richard Martinez
slide guitar by Michael Thompson
Engineered and Mixed by Stuart Breed and John Jones.
Recorded in Hollywood California, at the treehouse in the Dell, and at the Record Plant. Mixed at the Music Grinder, Hollywood. Mastering by Stephen Marcussen

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