Ronny Jones has a musical history that reads like a Who’s Who in Rock Music starting from humble beginnings in San Diego, California to the best recording studios in Los Angeles. He began writing songs and playing guitar before he entered Junior High School, where he played in a band with Stephen Pearcy (RATT). In high school, he formed a hugely popular cover band, COCOA BLUE with young up and coming musicians such as renowned session drummer Bob Sale, a 15-year-old bass player named Jason Scheff (son of Elvis’ bassist Jerry Scheff and later a member of CHICAGO) and Tod Howarth (TED NUGENT BAND, CHEAP TRICK).
After high school, Ronny was asked to join PHENOMENON by future RATT alumni, Robbin Crosby, a band that would eventually break up, but introduced Ronny to singer Rob Lamothe (RIVERDOGS). Together, they would form AIRCRAFT, a legendary band in the San Diego rock scene of the 1980s that included Warren DMartini (RATT) and Nick Brophy (TAYLOR SWIFT, ROLLING STONES, AVRIL LAVIGNE). AIRCRAFT signed production deals with A&M and later, Chrysalis Records, but the deals failed to result in contracts. Meanwhile, Robbin Crosby asked Ronny and Rob to co-write two songs for what would later become RATT’s seminal album, “Out of the Cellar.”
Ronny later started BLACK BAMBI, a band that would garner many fans and record company attention, securing a record deal with Atlantic Records and a debut album produced by Beau Hill. The record was nixed after a shake-up at Atlantic Records, but was re-released recently by 20th Century Media to rave reviews. After BLACK BAMBI, Ronny wrote and recorded his own music in a number of bands, and played as a studio artist for MELISSA ETHERIDGE. He produced the debut album by MOLOTOV GRASSHOPPER for Island Records and co- wrote several songs on the RIVERDOGS’ album “Bone.”
Today, Ronny has released his first solo record, “For the Record,” that shows his wide range of skills, from songwriter to singer to musician (he plays guitar, bass and other instruments). He plays live on occasion with a number of bands, and his name always evokes respect and admiration in the music world by those who know of his amazing skill and talent.