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DJB - Bio

Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other! 
Dennis’s feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and  contemporary style of American rock and blues. And unlike others, he isn’t afraid to tackle the controversial issues of today. 
CD/DVD Releases
Since 2003 Dennis has released five original CDs and a DVD that were meet with rave reviews. 
Both Sides of the Track. The new 2016 release from Dennis Jones is quickly climbing the charts.
With the stand out songs Enjoy The Ride, Mr Right and The Machine being played on BB Kings Bluesville and many other blues and root stations around the country and other parts of the world. 
Movies
Babe’s & Ricky’s Inn is an award-nominated film documentary about a legendary Los Angeles blues club. Dennis Jones is one of the many talented musicians featured in the 2013 film alongside Keb’ Mo, Deacon Jones, and Barbara Morrison, to name a few. Additionally, Jon Lindstrom’s 2013 film, How We Got Away With It, features a Dennis Jones original tune, Passion for the Blues. The film entitled, Sea of Fear, featured  Deep Blues, from his first album.
Blues Music Industry Taking Note
In January, 2014, Dennis Jones was honored to accept an invitation from the Blues Foundation to serve as a Judge at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN, as well as to host its annual All Star Jam on Beale St. Previously, in May, 2012, Dennis served as an onstage Awards Presenter at the Blues Music Awards. Back in 2004, Dennis Jones played in the Zac Harmon Band when they won the IBC!
It’s risky to make predictions, but if anyone has a legitimate shot at filling the blues guitar hero void it is Dennis Jones. He has the head, heart and hands to do it.” – Dave Rubin, “Keeping the Blues Alive” award winning journalism 
Dennis Jones continues to work hard to achieve the next level of musical success. Increased touring  and greater exposure to new fans will undoubtedly make this band a household name. So if the same ole’ blues has got you down, then it’s time to check out Dennis Jones Band.   
Quick Facts about Dennis Jones…
· Born and raised in Baltimore County, Maryland
· Began playing guitar at age 13
· Influences include Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Albert King
· Lived + played in Europe in his late teens, where his musical tastes further developed
· Front man of Dennis Jones Band since 1996
· Stint with Brian O’Neal and the BusBoys, 2001-2003
· Won the International Blues Competition, Memphis, 2004, as part of Zac Harmon’s band
· Special guest on Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Pacific, October 2010
· Produced 2011 DVD release, Live at the Temecula Theater 
· Award Presenter at the renowned Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN, in 2012
· Produced Four Shades of Blue at the New Daisy Theater on Beale St., Memphis, TN, in May 2012, featuring the Dennis Jones Band, Zac Harmon, Eddie Turner, and special guest, Lazy Lester
· Opened for such greats as Johnny Winter, Dick Dale, and the Experience Hendrix Tour
· Plays popular and respected blues festivals around the USA including Mammoth Bluesapalooza, Doheny, Long Beach, Irvine Lake, Paramount, etc.
· Tours of Europe, including Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and SwitzerlandSizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other! Dennis’s feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and  contemporary style of American rock and blues. And unlike some others, he isn’t afraid to tackle the controversial issues of today.

CD/DVD Releases

Dennis Jones Bio 

Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!

Dennis’s feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and  contemporary style of American rock and blues. And he isn’t afraid to tackle the controversial issues of today. Dennis Jones writes songs for other notable artists as well.

CD/DVD Releases

Since 2003, Dennis Jones has released 5 successful CDs, and a DVD, on his own label, Blue Rock Records. Each and every one of these has met with rave reviews. The 2016 release, Both Sides of the Track, spent many months ranked in the top 20 on several blues & roots charts, including a stint at #1 on Roots Music Radio and #1 on Smokestack Lightnin.’ The first LIVE CD, WE3 was just released on August 3, 2018. Great reviews so far!

Top reviews. 

The genre is contemporary blues, and Jones plays serious guitar with the heart of a bluesman and the soul of a Baptist minister. Oscar Jordan, Vintage Guitar Magazine

I highly recommend this album for anybody that loves and appreciates guitar Blues done Magnificently. Peter Merrett, PBS 106.7, Melbourne Australia

 
Movies

Babe’s & Ricky’s Inn is an award-nominated film documentary about a legendary Los Angeles blues club. Dennis Jones is one of the many talented musicians featured in the 2013 film alongside Keb’ Mo, Deacon Jones, and Barbara Morrison, to name a few. Additionally, Jon Lindstrom’s 2013 film, How We Got Away With It, features a Dennis Jones original tune, Passion for the Blues. The film entitled, Sea of Fear, featured  Deep Blues, from his first album.


Blues Music Industry Taking Note

In January, 2014, Dennis Jones was honored to accept an invitation from the Blues Foundation to serve as a Judge at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN, as well as to host its annual All Star Jam on Beale St. Previously, in May, 2012, Dennis served as an onstage Awards Presenter at the Blues Music Awards. Back in 2004, Dennis Jones played in the Zac Harmon Band when they won the IBC!


It’s risky to make predictions, but if anyone has a legitimate shot at filling the blues guitar hero void it is Dennis Jones. He has the head, heart and hands to do it.” – Dave Rubin, “Keeping the Blues Alive” award winning journalism

 
Dennis continues to work hard to achieve the next level of musical success. Increased touring  and greater exposure to new fans will undoubtedly make this band a household name. If you need some Blues You Can Rock To, then it’s time to check out Dennis Jones Band.

  
Quick Facts about Dennis Jones…·

Born and raised in Baltimore County, Maryland· Began playing guitar at age 13 

Influences include Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, The 3 Kings

Lived + played in Europe in his late teens, where his musical style and tastes further developed

Stint with Brian O’Neal and the BusBoys, 2001-2003

Won the International Blues Competition, Memphis, 2004, as part of Zac Harmon’s Band

Performed on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Pacific, October 2014

Produced 2011 DVD release, Live at the Temecula Theater 

Award Presenter at the renowned Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN, in 2012·

Produced Four Shades of Blue, live at the New Daisy Theater on Beale St., Memphis, TN, in May 2012, featuring the Dennis Jones Band, Zac Harmon, Eddie Turner, and special guest, Lazy Lester·

Opened for such greats as Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Dick Dale, and the Experience Hendrix Tour·

Plays popular and respected Blues Festivals around the US and the world including Mammoth Bluesapalooza, Doheny, Long Beach, Irvine Lake, Paramount, etc.· Tours of Europe, including Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland

 

DJB - Tech Rider

DENNIS JONES BAND – Tech Rider/Advance - 2017

 

PA

Professional sound system & crew, 3-way or 4-way (Meyersound, Nexo, 1-Acoustics, d&b, JBL, etc), suited to the size of the venue, with an even coverage for the entire audience area, as well as a house engineer who is knowledgeable about the house system & console.

 

Stage

The stage construction must be stable, even, clean, and dry, per regular security standards.

 

Road Shows

 

A. If dates are not fly-in or otherwise scheduled as ‘one-offs,’ then Dennis Jones Band will normally carry all backline (amps/drums).

 

On club/theater dates, Dennis Jones Band typically is loaded in, and sound checked within an hour.

 

B. If performance is scheduled as a fly-date, one-off, or otherwise contracted to provide backline, then below are the general requirements for Dennis Jones Band. Please advise if any substitutions.

 

Monitors

For fly-ins and one-offs, Dennis Jones Band requires at least 3 monitor mixes on professional grade floor monitors. One wedge/mix for drums, two wedges/mixes for guitar and bass guitar.

 

Drums

Professional 5 piece drum kit (DW, Yamaha, etc.), bass drum 22”, two rack and one floor

toms (prefer 10”, 12”, 14”), professional cymbal package (hi hats, ride, two crashes, min),

snare (prefer 14” X 5.5” “standard”); all necessary hardware and tuning key(s), drum heads

must be in good condition and extra drum heads for all drums are required

 

Bass

1 Bass Amp with speaker cabinet: Fender 6x10, 8x10, and appropriate head or Ampeg SVT

8x10 and Classic 300-watt head preferred.

 

Guitar

One amp required, any of the following: Fender ’65 Reverb Deluxe re-issue, Fender Twin, Fender Hot Rod DeVille 4x10, Blues DeVille 4x10. A backup amp is requested, if possible, for use in the event of a problem with the first amp. Please include appropriate foot pedals for channel switching/trem and reverb switching.

 

WE ARE FLEXIBLE WITH SUBSTITUTIONS, ETC. SO LONG AS THEY ARE COMMUNICATED TO US IN ADVANCE SO THAT WE CAN ADJUST AS NEEDED.

 

CONTACTS:

Dennis Jones, Band Leader, blueupmusic@aol.com, cell 323-683-5571

Elizabeth Quinn, Band Manager, Elizabeth.quinn.esq@gmail.com, cell 310-466-3602

DJB - Catering Rider

Dennis Jones Band

Catering Rider 

 

3 regular meals (i.e. with beef or chicken)

 

6 pack of Newcastle brown ale

 

6 x 12 oz bottled waters (or equivalent)

 

STAGE TOWELS