Marc began playing in numerous bands on the potteries club circuit in stoke and also the midlands. Forming bands Easy Money and the SK8S and eventually forming an alliance with Jon Camp (Renaisance Northern Lights fame) and also co-writing and touring as a session player on numerous other projects.
Marcs passion for songwriting then took fruition when by happy accident he made friends with Richard Beasley and Richarddoug Jones and many others who Lived in a very friendly active Community that influenced many of the Loosehounds songs. Then forming The Loosehounds and securing numerous TV appearances.
Bruce released his first album ‘Seathrough’ in the early 80's with Midlands band La La Lapla. Following this he moved to London and recorded with blues legend Ray Minhinnett of the Frankie Miller Band. He then went on to play with various artists including John Verity of Argent and John Gilbert of Manfred Mann. More recently Bruce toured the Caribbean with Bankie Banx Band and headlined the Moonsplash Festival in Anguilla with reggae phenomenon Third World (of “Now That We Found Love” fame).
On his return to the UK in 2007 he played with the Hounds on their last album and enjoyed a summer festival tour in 2010
Jon was a Radio One Rock Wars winner and Guitarist of The Year before recording his first album ‘Paradise At A Price’ with London based rock band White Lightning. In a natural progression, he then went on to record his first solo instrumental album 'Its a small world' which became a workshop for many a budding guitarist. He has toured extensively in his career, enjoying the British leg of Meat Loafs sell out European tour and supporting blues legend Rory Gallagher.
Along side this he is an accomplished session guitarist having worked worked in a number of London studios including: Warner Chappel, Magmasters, Swan Music and Jumbo Studios. Jon was also featured guitarist on the Gary Busey film Canvass.
More recently Jon toured with legend Mungo Jerry in Europe also appearing on major TV shows. Jon Storeys Blue Job was the next live venture performing over 270 gigs a year during which time he also played with folk band Howling At The Moon recording their self titled album and gigging in support of this at various folk festivals. In finding this new interest he joined the renowned folk band The Doleman playing all guitar parts on the album ‘Undefeated’ and supporting tours. Having recently joined the hounds, Jon now enjoys the eclectic mix of styles that the Hounds produce and adds a superb contribution with his original style of playing.
Richie Doug Jones
Richard Doug Jones is from Llanidloes and started knocking the plaster off his neighbours walls with his non-stop drumming at the age of 14. He cut his teeth playing the working men`s clubs, three or four nights a week around Stoke and the Midlands, which is great character building for any young musician!
He later joined Talking America (pre T`pau), where he recorded with Ron Rogers and Carol Decker at EMI and Rockfield Studios, amongst others, helping to create some of their early hits. The friendship with Ron continues to this day as he is the Loosehounds producer and mentor, recording their cd`s at his superb studio in Monmouth.
In 1994, Richie was one of the founder members of the then Loosehound Drifters. He was successful in achieving Radio 2 airplay for the band, by the legendary Johnnie Walker and also getting what was essentially an acoustic outfit a gig at Glastonbury and many other major festivals, where they played to much critical acclaim.
Richie continues to record many sessions to the present day.
Richard Davies Jones
First started playing with Richard Doug as a schoolboy (just a few weeks ago ! ) and played with local bands a number of years.
Later played on the cabaret circuit on a temporary basis which lasted 4 years before I formed a covers band on the club circuit.
Went into Europe and played as a house musician supporting numerous touring blues musicians.
Took a 12 year holiday which ended when I started jamming with ‘The Good Ol’ Boys’.
Played with country blues guru Will Killeen and laid down some bass on the album ‘Pearl’ - Sally Hope
Following marked success in the 90’s which included winning a Melody Maker competition and appearances at Clapham Common Festival, Glastonbury and many other top line festivals The Loosehounds continue to work throughout the UK.
Assistance from Vince Power resulted in a flurry of gigs on the London scene including The Mean Fiddler, The Borderline, Tin Pan Alley’s 12 Bar Club , Half Moon, Putney among them.
TV work followed and European venues open up to the band.
Loosehounds were spotted by media heavyweights Mark Ellen and Bob Harris from Old Grey Whistle Test and Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker and Steve Lamacq.
Tracks have been used as soundtracks and the latest being a crime prevention documentary The Gap.
In more recent times Loosehounds have continued to perform in the UK and Europe.
The band line up has changed but the music goes on , evolving and meandering as the musical characteristics of the band members massage and explore melody and structure.
Privilege of Pleasure is the latest album and was completed in 2014 . The album is receiving excellent reviews and numerous radio plays in Europe, USA and New Zealand.