Stereophonics Biography


When Kelly Jones first started writing songs about his hometown of Cwmaman in Wales in the early 90s, he probably didn’t think they’d end up being one of the biggest British bands of the next decade.

Debut album Word Gets Around (1997) was an instant success, with tracks like A Thousand Trees, Traffic, Local Boy In The Photograph and More Life In A Tramp’s Vest that perfectly encapsulated the concerns of the post-Britpop generation. Originally the trio of Jones, Richard Jones on bass (no relation) and Stuart Cable on drums, the line-up only changed when Cable left the band in acrimonius circumstances in 2003.


Over the years that followed, Stereophonics proceeded to release a string of albums (Performance And Cocktails, Just Enough Education To Perform, You Gotta Go There To Come Back, Language, Sex, Violence, Other?, Pull The Pin, Keep Calm & Carry On, Graffiti On The Train), headline Glastonbury festival, pick up a few Grammys, tour all over the world and even play Cardiff Castle.




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