Hailing from the musical wasteland known as Oklahoma, is one of the most sought after
bassist in music, Madman bassist Rev Jones. Almost from the very beginning of his career,
Rev has been recording and touring pretty much nonstop. He first picked up a bass in 1985,
a couple of months later he played his first hand full of shows, shortly after that he entered
the recording studio, and then the following year he hit the road for the first time and realized
that was his calling in life. Over the past twenty years, Rev Jones has recorded and toured
all over the world with some of the best acts in heavy rock including Steelheart, Mountain,
Michael Schenker Group, Fuel, Leslie West, Paul Gilbert (mr. big), Jeff Martin (Racer X),
George Lynch (dokken), Blasted To Static, Texas Hippie Coalition, Kottak, Forte, and Black
Symphony. His masterful techniques on bass and his full force showmanship on stage has
brought him international recognition..
Rev's unique two-handed tapping style and his amazing over the neck fingering technique
brings an incredible energy and musicality to his role as foundation of the music. Onstage
he's a self-described madman intent on providing the audience with a visual experience to
match the complexity of the music their hearing.
When Rev is not on tour playing bass, he heads out on tour with The DESTROYERS as
George Thorogood's guitar tech. As he described it "I have the best second job that there is. I
get paid to work with, talk to, hang out with, and watch one of the b’b’b’Baddest Entertainers
ever to step on stage". Rev also plays rhythm guitar offstage on 2 songs.
REV has recorded with:
STEELHEART, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, LESLIE WEST, BLACK SYMPHONY,
PAUL GILBERT, JEFF MARTIN, JAMES KOTTAK, GEORGE LYNCH, KOTTAK, FORTE,
STEVE MOORE (mad drummer at the wrong gig), JACK FROST, REV JONES BAND,
CHINA BLUE, SIVA ADDICTION, and BLASTED TO STATIC.
He has also recorded sessions with award winning producers
JIM GAINES, DAVID PRATER, and MIKE GOLDBERG.
REV has toured with:
STEELHEART, MOUNTAIN, FUEL, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, LESLIE WEST,
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, BLACK SYMPHONY, KOTTAK, REV JONES BAND, FORTE,
METALSHOP-OKC, SUPERFREAK, GUNDRIVER, BLASTED TO STATIC, GAMMACIDE,
OTIS WATKINS, RYAN HALL, RECOVERED, and DRESSED TO KISS.
REV JONES - "Bakwash" - available worldwide
STEELHEART - "Rock'n Milan 2017" - DVD - available worldwide on Frontier Records
STEELHEART - "Through Worlds Of Stardust" - available worldwide on Frontier Records
BLASTED TO STATIC - "self titled" - available worldwide on Metalapolis Records
LESLIE WEST - "Soundcheck" - available worldwide on Mascot Records
LESLIE WEST - "Still Climbing" - available worldwide on Mascot Records
FORT'E - "Invictus" - available worldwide on Divebomb Records
GEORGE LYNCH - "Legacy" - available worldwide on Rat Pak Records
FORT'E - "Unholy War" - available worldwide on Divebomb Records
FORT'E - "Stranger Than Fiction (Deluxe Edition)" - available worldwide on Divebomb Records