Russ Jones


Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer.


Enthusiastic drummer born and raised in the Boston area. As a kid, I played classic rock and metal with friends, but I love all music. Through the years I've played in mostly original bands, with a few very enjoyable cover shows here and there. In college, as an engineering student, I was a DJ at WRPI in Troy, NY. We had a bitchin' live studio in the back where I would record with various bands off hours. We played all types of rock, jazz fusion, and did some crazy prog stuff too. Playing shows has always fired me up. Im not like the stereotypical engineer . . . I have an energetic and entertaining stage presence. I love to put on a show. Ill grab a mic and sing background if needed too.

I've grown tired of playing in original bands and want to play cover shows. I also dont really want to play obscure covers like a couple bands Ive joined. I want to have fun playing, pump up a crowd, and invite friends to a show I know they'll enjoy. I don't want the audience to wonder what they hell we are playing anymore.

Im looking to join a cover band or start a cover band. Rock and pop are fair game, any era but energy is a must. I have many years experience playing out and therefore Im looking for very experienced and outgoing musicians. Please no newbies.

Outside of music, I just turned 30, and I live in Rozy with my wonderful wife. I work in construction and engineering in the greater Boston area. I love to snowboard, travel, and to be outdoors.

Screen name:
Russ Jones
Member since:
Mar 29 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:


Drum Specific: The mighty Zeppelin, Rush, Tool, Guns n' Roses, The Police, Black Sabbath, Metallica

Random Artists I Love: Frank Turner, Amy Winehouse, Eve6, Killswitch Engage, Waylon Jennings, Ronnie James Dio is a god, Sturgill Simpson, Halestorm, Jamey Johnson, Judas Priest, Linda Ronstadt, Otis Redding, Ryan Bingham, Motely Crue, Slash's solo work and with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and Ted Nugent

Instrument experience:



Roland Electric Kit (Good for small practice spaces)

A 6 piece acoustic kit with Zildjian Z and A Customs along with a brilliant light Sabian China. I have a double kick petal that I use more for spice now than those metal beats I used to play more of. I have drum mics and stands as well.