Andy G Jones
Head of Guitar
Andy G Jones has played with Van Morrison, Cliff Richard, James Ingram, Lamont Dozier, Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor), Billy Cobham, John Illsley (Dire Straits), Albert Lee (featured on Andy's upcoming CD), Mike Finnigan (Hammond on Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt), Dave Landreth and Ryan Voth from The Bros. Landreth, The BBC Radio Big Band, Patti Austin, Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Lalo Schifrin (Hollywood film composer Bullitt, Mission Impossible), Hank Marvin, James Dean Bradfield (the Manic Street Preachers), Grady Tate, Agnetha from ABBA, Dudley Moore, Nathan James (Inglorious), Joey Tempest (Europe), Kelsey Grammar, Sarah Brightman, Petula Clark, Madelaine Bell, Smooth Jazz star Richard Smith, Gwilyn Simcock (Pat Metheny Quartet), Chris Standring, Jerry Lewis (The Nutty Professor, King of Comedy), Jeff Wayne, David Essex, Jimmy Nail, Frank Mantooth, Katherine Jenkins and Darcey Bussell, (See the live DVD from the O2 Arena – ‘Viva La Diva’ and the South Bank Show feature on the show in which Andy was heavily featured), Laurie Holloway and has toured with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
After leaving Van Morrison, Andy joined Cliff Richard’s band and played at the Queen’s Jubilee Concert which also featured Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Paul McCartney. He recorded a live DVD with Cliff, James Ingram, Lamont Dozier, Percy Sledge and Freda Payne and another with Cliff at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. He is MD and guitarist for Patti Revell.
He regularly does clinic tours around the world.
Andy has written 35 books for Music Sales including the first legal transcriptions of Pat Metheny's solos. He led the Rockschool Acoustic Guitar syllabus and arranged and recorded many of the tracks for the new Rockschool Electric Guitar Syllabus. He has also studied film music composition at the London Film School