Billy’s backing band The Pocket brings together a wide variety of musical influences and experiences. Bassist Mason Bissett studied at Wake Forest University with Matt Kendrick before moving to Charlotte and touring the southeast with Cast Iron Filter and Fullgrown. Drummer Brian Burton graduated from the Berklee College of Music and has performed with many groups, including Hipshack and Cast Iron Filter. They bring influences from jazz, funk, and world music to form the Pocket sound. The Pocket has been known to expand from time to time, adding percussionist Tim Helfrich and guitarist Russell Dye.
For Jones, playing live has always been his bread and butter. After hawking and honing his sounds for the last ten years, Billy Jones puts on a show that is as unique as it is memorable.