Like other British
progressive rock bands, Jonesy is about pushing songs beyond
the 3 minute confine (a format established 100 years
ago as a result of the limitations of early technology – at
that time it wasn't possible to produce longer recordings).
Underlying the history of Jonesy has been the turbulent relationship between two brothers: Trevor (Gypsy) and John Evan-Jones
who started playing music together at a very early age. Initially they were
taught music by their grandfather who was a Salvation Army bandmaster – Trevor
played cornet, John played trombone. Trevor, four years the senior,
first taught himself to play banjo and guitar and then taught John.