PERFORMANCE BIOGRAPHY Sam Jones has travelled around Europe extensively, playing in Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, England, Wales, Isle of Man, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and France. He has entertained audiences in some of Europe’s most famous cities such as Prague, Berlin, Paris, London, Antwerp, Kraków, Brussels, Dublin Bordeaux, Liverpool, Namur, Brighton, Poznań, Angoulême, Chester, Brno, Hull, and Wrocław. He has supported the likes of The Membranes (music journalist John Robb’s band), Koniec Świata (Polish Band), UK Subs, Tatia Jayne Starkey (Ringo Starr‘s Granddaugher), Kobranocka (Polish band), The Steepwater Band, Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson’s Guitarist) and The Coral. Café gigs at Wiel’s Renard Noir in Brussels were integral in his story leading onto full European tours. Shows at L’Oasis 244 in Paris, Hard Rock Pub Pamela in Toruń, Artliners in Berlin, Blues Sklep in Prague, Mustang Live Music Club in Poznań and Hard Rock Cafe in both Antwerp & Dublin, have put him firmly on the European map. An appearance on WWK’s ‘Our Favorate Shop Sessions’ for Made In Liverpool TV and interviews/live sessions on Radio R in Czech Republic, Radio Benelux in Belgium and Radio Sfera UMK in Poland are favourable milestones in his career. Over the years he has played in many famous venues such as The Rhythm Factory, Hope and Anchor, Dublin Castle, Bull and Gate and The Garage in London. He also performed an acoustic set at Charlie Harper’s 65th birthday bash at the 12 Bar Club on London’s Demark Street in Soho in 2009. For a full list of recent shows please visit: samjonesofficial.net/shows

Sam Jones performing at De Gele Poraa, Jette/Brussels BE – October 2018

Sam Jones performing at La Pharmacie, Namur BE – March 2019

Sam Jones recording drums (for new Angry Town demos) during lockdown – Black Room Studios, Llandudno UK – January 2021

Sam Jones gig poster (Camouflage Booking 2020) / Sam Jones fronting Angry Town at Lizard King, Toruń PL – November 2017

RESUME Sam Jones is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, recording artist and producer. He records and performs as a solo artist also going under the name Angry Town when recording or performing with his trademark power-trio. The name of the band refers to Gniewkowo in Poland where the original line-up met. The band’s genre has been described as ‘Mod-Punk’. He was born in Chester, England and grew up in North Wales, before moving to London, where he taught guitar for 11 years. Whilst in London forming a new version of The Artists Rifles (who were produced by Brian James of The Damned) then The Berlin Lights (a recording project). He also played guitar for several bands and fronted various versions of his solo projects. During this time, he appeared on a track with Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things). He’s gained the respect of many industry insiders, like John Robb. He has kept a close relationship with several established musicians such as Charlie Harper with whom he recorded a cover of the Hank Williams classic ‘Move It On Over’ in 2007 as a member of ‘Charlie and The Truckers’ (UK Subs). Later working together on one of his own tracks ‘Hit The Floor’ in 2011 as ‘The Berlin Lights’ which was released as a 7″ vinyl on Time and Matter Recordings. As well as his music his unique mod/alternative hybrid sense of style caught the eye of fashion label Relco London in 2017 who have used him to model their clothes ever since and he can often be seen wearing their gear on stage and in photos. He is featured heavily on their website: relcolondon.com He worked as a film extra landing features in films such as ‘Sweeney Todd’ (directed by Tim Burton) and ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll’ (Ian Dury biopic).

Sam Jones (Relco London shoot), Toruń PL – April 2017

With an old school equipment set up, including a Yamaha Pacifica 112VMX and well-worn Yamaha RGX 121D customised electric guitar (he’s owned since the age of fifteen). He usually performs two energy packed forty-five-minute sets. Bringing together the skills he has crafted busking on the streets or fronting his pen-named bands and studio projects. He has held several busking licenses to play in the city of Brussels and London’s Underground. He’s travelled the length and breadths of Western/Central Europe playing some impressionable shows along the way. He is known for his slide guitar playing and crooner vocal style. His gypsy-like travelling reputation landing him the name ‘Britain’s Young Seasick Steve’. His live set runs through his original works as well as some covers. In 2016 after completing two European tours he moved to Poland, living there for three years and has recently returned to live in Wales. In 2017 Ged Lynn of The Stairs (who has also acted as Angry Town’s forth member) joined Sam to play as a duo at The Hatch Bar in Liverpool wrapping up his third European tour which included his native UK.

Sam Jones feat. Zoe & Zara performing at Artliners, Berlin DE – November 2016

Sam Jones travelling in Luxembourg LU – July 2019

Sam Jones performing at Piwnica Kulturalna Spichlerz, Kwidzyn PL – January 2017

Sam Jones before performing at Wild Inn, West Kirby UK – March 2020 (a poignant shot walking into the distance, unaware this would remain his last show before lockdown)

Sam Jones performing at Vinyl Klub, Ostrów Mazowiecka PL – November 2016

Sam Jones performing at L’uZinne, Brussels BE – October 2018 (audio only)

Sam Jones appearence on Radio Sfera UMK, Toruń PL – February 2017

Sam Jones performing at Muzyk, Toruń PL – February 2020

Sam Jones ‘Retrospective’ (Camouflage Records 2019)

An ever-expanding album entitled ‘Retrospective’ compiled from studio and live recordings, now spans 1999-2017 and features tracks originally recorded under the names Sam Jones, Angry Town, The Berlin Lights and The Artists Rifles. Each limited physical edition features exclusive bonus tracks not available on the two download versions of the album. The track listing of the album itself is gradually increasing with each issue with the intention of a double album in the future as his back catalogue is further explored. The album acts as an introduction to his songwriting with some notable contributors. The album cover features Jones playing his customized Yamaha RGX-121D. A Comprehensive track by track details act as an online inlay card and are frequently updated on his official website: samjonesofficial.net/retrospectivecredits

Sam Jones appearence in Tim Burton’s ‘Sweeney Todd, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath UK – ? 2007

Sam Jones performing at the Bull & Gate, London UK ? 2008

Sam Jones travelling in Dublin IE – July 2019

Sam Jones interview at Hard Rock Pub Pamela, Toruń PL – October 2019

I have until recently been using two Yamaha instruments; a customised RGX-121D and a Pacifica 112VMX. The RGX has travelled with me through the years and served me well. Unfortunately due to frequent changes of tunings and playing outdoors in various weather conditions busking, I need to put it ‘out of service’. I used a Pacifica during the first incarnation of Angry Town in Poland. Over the years I’ve found them most suitable for my style and physique, especially the neck profiles. I’ve tried many different branded guitars and have come to realise I feel most comfortable and at my best performance ability when playing a Yamaha. The RGX and Pacifica (in natural finish) have been my main instruments for years and have become a trademark image, especially in photos. I definitely need a separate guitar for slide and I imagine having two very similar looking guitars for shows. I would probably benefit from two Pacifica guitars or perhaps another model which may be closer to an RGX. I do not have any current musical instrument endorsements. – Sam Jones

Sam Jones fronting Angry Town at Lizard King, Toruń PL – November 2017

Sam Jones appearance on WWK’s Our Favorate Shop Sessions, Liverpool UK – July 2017

Sam Jones appearance on WWK’s Our Favorate Shop Sessions, Liverpool UK – July 2017

Sam Jones appearance on WWK’s Our Favorate Shop Sessions, Liverpool UK – July 2017

Sam Jones ‘Bulletproof’ promo video (Camouflage Records 2020)

Sam Jones performing at L’Uzinne, Brussels BE – October 2018

Sam Jones & The Artists Rifles ‘The Witching Hour’ promo video (Camouflage Records 2000)

Sam Jones performing at Hard Rock Cafe, Dublin IE – July 2019

SAM JONES TALKING ABOUT USING YAMAHA GUITARS

Sam Jones during lockdown Llandudno, UK – ? 2020

Sam Jones (pre-European Tour promo shoot) London, UK – ? 2016

Sam Jones (promo shoot) London, UK – ? 2006

Sam Jones & Ged Lynn, The Hatch Bar, Liverpool UK – July 2017

Sam Jones & Ged Lynn performing at The Hatch Bar, Liverpool UK – July 2017