Rich Jones (musician)

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Rich Jones is an English guitarist born in Coventry in 1973. He has since played music worldwide and lived in Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin before settling in Ontario with his family.

He was a founder member and principal songwriter of Canadian punks The Black Halos from 1993–2001[1] and has since played in bands such as U.S punk–rockers Amen, Sorry and the Sinatras and British punkabilly outfit The Yo-Yos. In addition he has toured and recorded with Alec Empire from Atari Teenage Riot, Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Leyton, and The Dogs D'Amour, as well as doing artwork for Killing Joke, Amen and Eureka Machines. He also appears as a guest guitarist on the Therapy? album Shameless. He currently lives in London where he has played and recorded with Wildhearts frontman Ginger, The Loyalties with ex Yo-Yo Tom Spencer and Sorry and the Sinatras with Scott Sorry (ex-Amen). In 2012 he produced a record for the band "Radio Dead Ones" from Berlin, Germany. In the summer of 2013, Jones stood in for former Backyard Babies guitarist Dregen in Michael Monroe's band for a series of live dates that ran until December of that year.[2] In March 2014 it was announced that he would join Michael Monroe's band as a full-time member.[3]




  • Black Halos - Black Halos (Die Young Stay Pretty 1999)
  • The Violent Years - Black Halos (Sub Pop/Warner Music 2001)
  • John Ford - John Ford (Bumstead/EMI 2002)
  • Death Before Musick - Amen (Eaturmusic/Columbia 2003)
  • Gun Of A Preacher Man - Amen (Secret Records 2004)
  • So Much For Soho - The Loyalties (Devil's Jukebox/Vinyl Junkie/Yeah Right 2008)
  • Til The Death Of Rock & Roll - The Loyalties (self-released)
  • The Frankenstein Effect - Mutation (Ipecac Recordings 2013)
  • Albion - The Ginger Wildheart Band (Round Records 2014)


  • Caught In The Act- Amen (Secret 2004)

Guest appearances

  • Shameless - Therapy? (guitar and backing vocals on 'This One's For You')
  • Rockets & Volcanoes - Bubble (guitar on 'Days Like These')
  • Error 500 - Mutation (backing vocals)
  • Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls - Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls (guitar and vocals on 'Mess Of Myself' and 'How To Be Good')


  1. ^ "KNAC.COM - News - Rich Jones Leaves The Black Ha". 2001-11-30. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  2. ^ "Dregen Will Not Tour With Michael Monroe This Fall". 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  3. ^ "Dregen Exits Michael Monroe's Band To Focus On Solo Career, Backyard Babies". 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2015-03-30.

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