Bill Jones - acclaimed UK folksinger


teacher and workshop leader

Bill's Career

May 1999: First solo at South Shields Folk Club, South Tyneside

January 2000: Recorded Turn to Me at Park Head Studio, near Huddersfield, produced and engineered by Brian Bedford.

July 2000: Recorded three songs with Scots accordian legend Phil Cunningham

September 2000: Turn to Me reached the number one spot in Radio 2's Folk/Roots chart, and stayed in the top ten for four months. Turn to Melaunched in all major record stores.

October 2000: Featured in cover article of fRoots magazine, with an interview by Colin Irwin.

May 2001: Panchpuran released in UK on Brick Wall Music label.

Summer 2001: Played at twenty three UK festivals, and in a live session on Radio 3's Andy Kershaw show.

August 2001: Panchpuran released in USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg on Compass Records

November - December 2001: Eleven-date UK tour with the newly formed Bill Jones Band.

Jan - April 2003: Recorded and produced my new album: Two Year Winter, back in Birdsedge.

April - August 2003: Toured in Scotland, Spain and America, also played ay several UK festivals.

September 2003: Fifteen date tour across the UK with The Faire Winds

20th December 2003: Bill's first baby born - Dominic

June 2004: Recorded guest vocals for Japanese rock band Brahman, who covered Eamon Friel's song From My Window after first hearing it on Bill's album Two Year Winter

July 2004: Played at Rudolstadt Festival in Germany

July 2005: Bill's second baby born - Sean

November 2012: Bill's third son born - Caden

Current time: Teaching music from home in Sunderland, looking after three energetic boys, songwriting (both solo and with Anne Hills) and recording when time allows.