Young Agent Jones

Young Agent Jones

 Starkville, Mississippi, USA
BandRockPunk

Young Agent Jones have created a sound that is familiar yet undeniably their own. Combining British Invasion vocal harmonies, dual lead guitars, 80's pop sensibility, and garage rock intensity, YAJ delivers musical complexity with pure rock and roll abandon.

Biography

There is an honesty and poetry that can only be found in rock and roll perfected from years on the dive bar circuit. The four distinct songwriters of Young Agent Jones have done just that -- creating a sound that is familiar yet undeniably their own. Combining British Invasion vocal harmonies, dual lead guitars, 80's pop sensibility, and garage rock intensity, YAJ delivers musical complexity with pure rock and roll abandon.

Considering that Young Agent Jones have released three albums and performed together for over 10 years, they are not a typical regional band. Their first album ranked in the top 150 on the CMJ national college radio chart. They were invited to perform at the Sun Studios 50th Anniversary of Rock and Roll concert in Memphis, Tennessee. Numerous festival appearances and regular tours have taken YAJ from their hometown of Starkville, Mississippi, to destinations including Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, Chicago, Baltimore, and Tampa Bay. In addition, they have donated their talents to charitable causes including the Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund, the USO, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the American Cancer Society, various arts and academic societies, and organizing a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims.

All in all, Young Agent Jones is a band that loves what it does.

Discography

We Know Who You Are (LP), 2007
Women Who Love Men Who Kill (LP), 2002
Discretion Is Our Profession (LP), 1998
Young Agent Jones (EP), 1996

Set List

(revised 03/2008)

Original Songs:

A is for Arthur
All American
All You Are
Away with Words
Badass Chicks
Cool Bird
Die Outside
Dying to Meet You
El Ventriloquistador
Everyday
Feeling It Out
Franklin Mint
Great Escape
Headstrong
I'm Glad I Don't Have to Be Polite
Johnny Unitas
Jugular
Just Don't Want You to Go
Last Word
Less I Feel
Let Alone
Lie Detector
New Anthem
Persona Non Grata
She Just Happens Sometimes
Shining Like the Sun
Soylent Jones
Stay on Your Side
Temporary Goddess
That Feeling

Covers:

Any Way You Want It (Journey)
Ball and Chain (Social Distortion)
Heart and Soul (Huey Lewis & the News)
Long Tall Sally (Little Richard)
Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
Overkill (Men at Work)
Ripcord (Radiohead)
Rock ‘n Roll High School (The Ramones)
Waiting Room (Fugazi)