Alan Jones is a traditional Jazz musician and a founder member of the Adamant Jazz band, a New Orleans style Traditional Jazz band.

When we were playing In the Quebec, there was a French ship called the 'Alain Elle Dit.' They were there and they got caught during the coal strike so they were strike bound in Cardiff for 6 weeks so of course they came to see us and we went back to their ship, we had many a drunken evening there. The following week the sister ship came in so the fun started all over again. I just don't know how I went to work because I would be playing in the Quebec and then going out afterwards then home at 2 or 3 am and up for work the next morning. My actual job was instrument engineer in a process chemical plant. All the other members of the band had proper jobs for example Meg's dad Jeff was an architect.