Current Members: Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Adam Zindani, Jamie Morrison
First Single: Local Boy In The Photograph (March 1997)
Album Discography: Word Gets Around (August 1997), Performance And Cocktails (March 1999), Just Enough Education To Perform (April 2001), You Gotta Go There To Come Back (June 2003), Language. Sex. Violence. Other? (March 2005), Pull The Pin (October 2007), Keep Calm And Carry On (November 2009), Graffiti On The Train (March 2013), Keep The Village Alive (September 2015), Scream Above The Sounds (October 2017).
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, headline Glastonbury festival, pick up a few Grammys, tour all over the world and even play Cardiff Castle.