Richard Jones grew up in Cwmaman, an ex-mining town in South Wales. While most of the kids in the town played guitar, Richard picked up a bass instead, keen to increase his chances of joining a local band. The decision definitely worked out in his favour and in 1992 he formed Stereophonics with his local friends.
Starting out as the first band signed to Richard Branson's V2 record label, Stereophonics have gone out to the one of the most successful rock bands to come out of Wales. The band are praised for their live performances, taking to the stages at Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury and V Festival year after year. After the release of their sixth album, 'Pull The Pin', the band became the eigth group ever to get five consecutive UK number one albums.
Richard plays through a WTP900, D810XT, D410XST and D410XLT.