After 3 years of living in Scarborough he left in 2003 followed by a breif stint in Hemel Hempstead before making the move to London & the Scarborough line-up of The Artists Rifles played what would be their last show at The horn, St. Albans in early 2004.  Sam Jones plyed his first London gig at Notting Hill’s Blagclub before a new Brighton based line-up of The Artists Rifles was formed later in the year to re-record cherry-picked demos that where originally recorded in Scarborough.

In 2002 a new short-lived 4-piece version of The Artists Rifles emerged with a second guitarist Simon James. Sam Jones didn’t play a single performance this year but spent most of the year recording demos of the likes of Fire In The Rain, The Way She Is & Baby Doll which was the only track to feature the guitar playing of Simon James.  Also this year a track titled Dark Arches was recorded & featured a violin & viola section which was arranged by Sam Jones.       In 2003 The Artists Rifles go through various drummers while Sam Jones himself took the drum stool in the studio for the early part of this year recording songs such as Aspect Of Love & Ghost Of Eve before recruiting then drummer with Stoner Critics, Gordon Francis from Oxford who stuck around on-loan until early 2004 & recorded the demos of I’m Down When She’s Down & Boredom Drug at Sunshine Studio, Scarborough.  He also played several gigs including The Pickwick & Murray’s Music Bar, Scarborough.

After making the decision to become a solo artist in 1998 Sam Jones singer, songwriter & guitarist has written, recorded & performed almost constantly for the last decade. He played his debut solo gig as Sam Jones near to his hometown in Chester at Telfords Warehouse, a place that became Synonymous with testing the waters for a while. The set for the evening included the songs Did I Tell You? & Secret.       Most remembered for founding Goth-garage outfit The Artists Rifles with whom it’s various line-ups has enabled Sam Jones to showcase his songs both as live performances & in the studio as a band or even ‘as though a band’ sometimes resorting to playing drums or bass himself on early drafts of songs.

SAM JONES FEATURED IN TIM BURTON’S SWEENEY TODD

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