I. PLAY. DRUMS.™
Energetic and unapologetic, heavy hitter Tosha Jones brings a breath of fresh air that the entire music community has been searching for.
Jones has the consistency, groove, and dynamics that every musician calls for in a drummer. Throw in the alter ego and you’ll get the drumming cocktail of Dave Grohl and John Bonham with a side of Tommy Lee; although Jones has developed her own unique style and is able to conform quickly to any genre of music.
Jones' personal highlights include winning No Doubt's Push and Shove Drum Contest (2013), a special appearance on American Idol (2014), and placing as a store finalist in the Hollywood Guitar Center Drum-Off (2012).
After growing out of Indiana and playing for years in the bar scene, Jones followed trailblazers Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin and moved her talents to Los Angeles, CA. Tosha quickly adapted and hopped on The Vans Warped Tour in 2008 and eventually found herself trudging the L.A. scene while playing the iconic Viper Room, The Whisky, and local bars throughout the Sunset Strip.
Jones also prides herself on constant touring and notes her most memorable were The Vans Warped Tour (2008), and being direct support for Halestorm and HellYeah in Australia in 2015. While on tour playing for guitar slayer, Derek Day, Tosha got the call to be “Johnnie Dead” for the Nashville-based grunge punks, The Dead Deads. After opening for Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Skid Row, Tosha believes their stint with Seether in late 2017 eventually led her to landing her current role for Grammy nominated rock band, Saliva.
She is currently drumming for Saliva on their MUDDFEST Tour with Puddle of Mudd, Trapt, Tantric, & Saving Abel. (see all tour dates at www.saliva.com)
"Tosha Jones is a powerhouse player whose drumming enthusiasm is only equaled by her strength and ability!"
-Nate Morton, (The Voice TV Show, Cher, Paul Stanley, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton)
"Jones is a drummer who's risen in the ranks of rock drummers- and has a huge upside. In the past two years she's been a fixture of the Los Angeles rock drumming scene, and it's truly awesome to watch her now ramp up to another level. Yes, "she plays drums" and she plays them very well."
-Adam Mandel, (Ultimate Jam Night in Hollywood, CA)
“Tosha Jones is a passionate rock drummer who plays with conviction, power and serves the song she is playing. She has great time with great rock n roll feel. I love watching Tosha play.”
-Kenny Aronoff, (Chickenfoot, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Smashing Pumpkins, session drummer)
“Tosha Jones is the two-fisted drummer of her generation. For the rock drummer cognoscenti, it’ll feel like she’s channeling Keith Moon.”
-Tony Hudson, (Artist)
“There comes a time when you come across a talent or person and you can see their future in their eyes. They may not be able to see it at the moment, but it’s there. Tosha is one of a rare breed of drummers who plays melody. Her drums sing! They speak to you. It’s like talking to an old friend. When she plays with musicians, you can feel and hear the conversations. Watch out for Tosha Jones, keep your ears open, she’s talking to you.”
-Daniel Trent LeMelle, (Bobby Brown, Rick James, Sinbad)
”Power” and “passion” came to mind the first time I saw Tosha perform. Her joy of drumming and playing music was palpable. Whether playing loudly, softly, holding down the groove, or stepping out to solo, she plays with confidence and a rock n roll attitude that you either have or you don’t. Thoroughly enjoyable to watch and listen to.”
-Scot Kaufman, (Global Advertising, Corporate Rock Guitar)