Peter Jones (British musician)

Peter Jones (born 6 October 1980) is a blind, Nottingham based British musician. His multi-instrumental skills range from vocals to keyboards, piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, clarinet, recorder, whistles, and various percussion instruments.[1]

Jones lost his sight at 15 months due to retinoblastoma, a form of cancer that attacks the light sensing portion of the eyes. He took to music learning his variety of instruments. He first came to prominence on the TV show Star for a Night in 2001, performing with his friend Emma Paine. The two teamed up again as 2 to Go in the first season of the TV series The X Factor. A national tour followed.

Jones has recorded and produced his own original music under various names including Tiger Moth Tales and Red Bazar as well as under his own name. He has also recorded with the Colin Tench Project.[2] He performed on the 2015 remake of Spectral Mornings.[3] In 2016 he was selected to join the band Camel, replacing Guy LeBlanc who had just died after a long bout with kidney cancer and temporary replacement Ton Scherpenzeel.[4]

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