Richard Jones (bassist with The Feeling)

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Richard Jones is the bass guitar player with the British rock band The Feeling.

Jones attended the BRIT School in Croydon. He cites Paul McCartney and John Deacon among his influences. He also admires Jaco Pastorius and James Jamerson for their "technicality".

He married British pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor on 25 June 2005 in Italy. Together the couple have three sons, Sonny Jones, born in April 2004, Kit Valentine Jones, born in February 2009, and Ray Holiday Jones, born 25 April 2012. They are currently expecting another child, due Autumn 2015. Before they became a couple, Jones toured as a member of Ellis Bextor's band in 2001-2003 to promote her 2001 album Read My Lips. An April 2002 concert from Shepherd's Bush Empire featuring Jones was released on DVD as Watch My Lips. He also appears frequently on a bonus feature on the DVD, a video diary about life on the road during the tour.

Jones mentioned in a 2011 Flaps Podcast that he was learning to fly.

He performed in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games on 12 August 2012.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games Various Artists 1

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