Michael Jones Biography
Jones was born in Welshpool of a Welsh father, John Merick Jones (who landed in Normandy during World War II) and a Norman mother, Simone Lalleman. As a young man, he studied drums and guitar. In 1966, he started his first group: Urban District Council Dib Dob Band. At 19, he went to France on vacation and never left. He played guitar and sang with a Norman group called Travert & Cie from 1971 to 1979 and with the group BUDDY C from 1979 to 1983. Later, he joined the group Taï Phong, he met Jean-Jacques Goldman, whom he replaced on tour.
In 1979, he performed with the group from Toulouse Week-end Millionnaire. When Taï Phong disbanded in 1980, Michael formed another group called Gulfstream.
In 1983, he rejoined Jean-Jacques Goldman and Carole Fredericks. In 1985, he co-wrote the hit "Je te donne" with Goldman. In 1986, he wrote the single "Guitar Man," which he sang on tour with Goldman.
In 1990, the Fredericks Goldman Jones trio was formed, which lasted five years. Their epomynous album was Fredericks Goldman Jones. Their most famous hit from this period was "À nos actes manqués".
In 1998, he participated in Goldman's album En passant and in the tour that followed. In 2001, he participated in Goldman's album Chanson pour les pieds and in the tour that followed. In addition to his work with Goldman, he continued a solo career, releasing A consommer sans modération in 1997, and Prises et reprises in 2004.
He formed a group called El Club with Erick Benzi, Gildas Arzel, and Christian Séguret, which released an album in 2007.
In November 2008, Michael was invited by the English group Status Quo to join them on their French tour.
His latest album, Celtic Blues, appeared in 2009