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 following 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.