Ten minutes with Maddox Jones

Ten minutes with Maddox Jones

Our interviewee is Maddox Jones who is promoting his new album Believe It

Maddox Jones with Janet Devlin

Which piece of music always sends a shiver down your spine?

Fix You, Coldplay

Which musician has most influenced you?

Max Martin

How did you get started in music?

When I was 7 years old I learnt to play guitar.

What are your Irish roots?

I have family from Belfast who emigrated to County Durham.

What’s your favourite film?

Groundhog Day

What is your favourite place in Ireland?


Have you a book that has been a major influence on you?

Existential Kink

What’s on your smartphone playlist at the moment?

Sigrid by Bad Life

Which living person do you most admire?

Chris Martin

Which person from the past do you most admire?

David Bowie

Which trait in others do you most admire?

The ability to listen, and being single-minded.

Have you a favourite quote from the movies?

“I’ll be back” — Terminator

. . . a favourite line from a song?

“Words like violence, break the silence. . . .” Depeche Mode

Have you a favourite quote from a book?

Andy Warhol: “Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”

What books are on your bedside table at the minute?

None. I use audible. I’m listening to unbound by Kasia Urbaniak. I need to get back into reading proper books though.

In terms of inanimate objects, what is your most precious possession?

My keyboard

What’s the best thing about where you live?

The people

. . . . and the worst?

Probably the town centre, it’s awful and all the shops have closed. I live in Northampton.

What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?

What feels like failure now is simply a lesson you’ve learnt for the future.

What do you believe in?

I believe in love, friendship, the universe and a higher power

What do you consider the greatest work of art?

Every single human being is a work of art, completely unique.

Who/what is the greatest love of your life?

Music is the greatest love of my life. Music never lets me down.