Paul Jones

For a brief, shining moment Catatonia were contenders for the Brit-Pop throne in its waning daze - however the hits just stopped coming despite the media hype – including a fawning feature by this writer followed (or before) record company sponsored cocktails aplenty.

Bassist Paul Jones, who was noticeably older than his Cardiff bandmates (ala Bill Wyman and the Stones) was a fluid player who infused soulful passages throughout Cerys Matthews and Mark Roberts’ tuneful rockers and weepy ballads.