From playing small, smokey bars in southern Indiana to touring world wide with national music acts, Los Angeles based drummer, Tosha Jones quickly made a name for herself throughout the world’s music scene.
At the ripe age of three, Tosha began expressing herself through music, song, and dance. Which led to Tosha joining her elementary school band and eventually begging her parents for a real drum kit instead of playing on various pots and pans and her mother’s Tupperware.
Stemming from numerous garage bands and many Battle of the Band competitions throughout the Midwest, Jones finally jumped ship from working multiple factory jobs in Indiana and saved up enough money to move to Los Angeles, California as she immediately landed the Vans Warped Tour in 2008 with then, all-female punk rockers, The Randies.
After many rejected auditions and trudging the streets of the Sunset Strip along Hollywood, Jones found herself in various bands touring the world. Opening for national rock acts such as Stone Sour, Halestorm, Seether, & Skid Row, while eventually landing a long touring stint playing drums for Grammy nominated rock band, Saliva in February of 2018.
Fast forward to Covid-19’s protocols and cancellations in 2019/2020, and unfortunately like many other musicians finding themselves away from touring, Jones was part of numerous collaboration videos online which includes Sheltering Sky’s Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot) in their 2021 Björk’s cover “Army of Me”, and most recently “Throwin’ Stones”, which hit on the recent attack of Ukraine. Jones was also featured in artist/singer, Chloe Trujillo’s videos, “Mana” and “The Heaviest Sound is Silence”, along with many others.
In December 2021, the Covid fight had since slowed and Jones was asked to play drums on a few tour dates for alt rockers Carolina Liar, best known for their hit songs “Show Me What I’m Looking For” and “I’m Not Over”.
Jones then quickly transitioned in Spring of ‘22, and was invited to be a camp counselor for the famous Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp where iconic musicians such as Melissa Etheridge, Nancy Wilson (Heart), and Kathy Valentine from The Go-Go’s were the special guests. All the while, Tosha was preparing for a summer long tour in 2022 playing drums for Josey Scott, original lead singer of Grammy nominated hard rockers, Saliva, on top of also drumming for Brett Scallions, original frontman of the band Fuel with hits such as “Shimmer” and “Hemorrhage”.
Two of her personal career favorite gigs for Tosha is when she was contacted by American Idol (2015) to play in an all-female drum line for contestant Tyanna Jones, performing the song “Run The World” by Beyoncé. And then invited by historic guitarist Kat Dyson (Prince, Cyndi Lauper) to play at the Grammy pre-party in February of ‘23 hosted by Teyana Taylor & Coi Leray, respectively.
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