THIS IS THE STORY AND I’M STICKING TO IT!
In 2020, Rob, Brian and Ryan got together to jam and feel it out, just see if there was anything there. Brian was the common denominator because he had played with both Rob and Ryan and wanted to see what the combination would sound like. I think we all knew pretty fast we had something, and with the addition of Cody and Vic the band was complete.
Each band member individually is a musician and songwriter, and together they create music that is powerful, sincere, emotion filled, Rock and Roll, that with their collective strengths and backgrounds, and their ability to draw people in to the music and the story of each song is what makes them unique. Drawing on their extensive musical backgrounds, The Rob Jones Bands music is a powerful blend of screaming guitars, a powerful rhythm section and technical intricacies with relatable lyrics that complete their distinct sound. Since forming in 2020, The Rob Jones Band has played various live shows, put out a four song EP and are working on a forthcoming album.
Rob Jones: Michael Hutchence, Bono, Robert Plant, Guns n Roses, Love and Rockets, Jim Croce, Pearl Jam, Led Zepplin, U2, Social Distortion Rob“Doc” Covell: Social Distortion, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead
Brian “RED’ San Paolo: Brian Setzer, Ecclectic rock and roll, Jim Jones Review, Dick Dale, Stray Cats
Ryan “Sticks” Johnson: Motely Crue, NOFX and everything in between
Cody “prodigy” Stankus: John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Slash, David Gilmore, Jimmy Page
ONE INSTRUMENT YOU WANT TO BE PROFICIENT IN:
Rob Jones: Guitar
Victor Perez: Keys
Brian “RED’ San Paolo: Stand up Bass
Ryan “Sticks” Johnson: Piano
Cody “prodigy” Stankus: Sitar
IF YOU WERE ON A DESERT ISLAND AND COULD HAVE ONE ALBUM:
Rob Jones: Guns n Roses -Appetite For Destruction
Brian: Never Mind -Nirvana
Ryan: The Traveling Wilburys
Cody: New Levels New Devils -Polyphia
Victor Perez: Black Album: Metallica
Rob Jones: Paul McCartney, Butch Vig, Prince
Brian: Jim Jones
Ryan: Otis Wilbur
Victor Perez: Rick Rubin
Cody: John Mayer
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE MUSIC:
Rob Jones: Lots of different things, I write, as letters using questions the audience can answer and relate to, spiritual, political, emotional
Brian: Love, The Fun It!
Victor Perez: The art, the creative expression gives me passion
Ryan: For people to be inspired by a song
WHAT YOU LISTENED TO AS A TEEN:
Rob Jones: Love and Rockets, GnR, Led Zepplin, The Cure, The Cult, Rock and New Wave
Cody: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Bonamassa
Victor Perez: Metallica, Rolling Stones, Tool, Rage Against the Machine.
Brian: Social Distortion, Rancid, No FX
Ryan: Love it all, Tool, No FX, Motley Crue
WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE LYRICS FROM A SONG?
“Rooms full of strangers, some call me friend”. -INXS
“Don’t have to fear evil anymore, Don’t have to stand at the enemies door” -Chris Lizotte
”I cannot find a candle of thought to light your name with” -Pearl Jam
”Welcome to the Jungle, you’re gonna dieeeee” -GnR
“On a dark desert highway cool wind in my hair” -Eagles