George Jones is indisputably one of Northern Ireland’s most accomplished all round entertainers. Best known as a showband legend, TV and radio presenter, comedian and after dinner speaker, he began his career as a member of the band the Monarchs which included his boyhood friend, Van Morrison, with whom he toured Europe.
In fact for over 20 years, George has played in Birgitz, Austria with the “Irish Band”, where they were awarded the prestigious award of Citizens of the Village.
A natural comic with a very unique and distinctive style of wit, he has developed a reputation as the funniest man in Ireland since the late great James Young. Awarded the prestigious Sony Radio Award for best regional radio presenter, George has continued to combine his razor sharp wit with his natural musical talent much to the delight of countless fans throughout Ireland.
George has vast experience as a radio presenter and currently hosts Downtown Radio’s Drivetime Show.
In addition to his many stage and radio successes, George has also hosted BBC Northern Ireland’s most successful ever television game show – Town Challenge.
For over 15 years George has been the Compere to the very successful “ Do You Come Here Often “ show, the tribute to the showband years.
He has toured with the stage show “On Eagle’s Wing, and he has been back in our theatre’s celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Clubsound and he also played a new character in the stage version of “Give My Head Peace”.
A gifted natural entertainer, George is without doubt one of the country’s most popular and highly respected after dinner speakers.
George has enjoyed skiing for 35 years and also teaches skiing. He is an avid golfer and paints in watercolours.