Soon joined by fellow musicians Neil Batey on bass and Steve Nye on drums, the band considerably improved their profile in the last 19 months to play 20 gigs across 13 venues in London, Margate & Birmingham – to rapturous applause & reaction from fellow Smiths fans.
The Joneses have developed a very unique style based on The Smiths live gigs, as opposed to the studio recordings. This introduces a stripped down, dramatic show with nods towards punk and rockabilly genres. This delivers a very lively and engaging show, with performances by Aidan ‘Morrissey’ recreating some of the antics performed by the original front man, which include wearing tattoos, brandishing and throwing flowers, undressing, rolling around the stage (where space permits) and thrashing about in Morrissey’s distinctive style.
Simone Hurst – Switch Radio – Mancunian Mondays radio presenter quote:
‘The Joneses tribute to The Smiths has the best Morrissey front man I have seen in The Smiths tribute scene, a must see if you can get to their gigs. They offer something unique in the highly polished Smiths tribute market – a band that connects with the audience.’