There are at least two groups named The Joneses: 1. The Joneses were a punk rock band from Southern California. Founded in 1979 by guitarist and singer Jeff Drake, the band included numerous players over the years. The incarnation of the Joneses that was voted "Best Live Band" in the 1984 L.A. Weekly Reader's Poll included, in addition to Drake, three ex-The Mau-Mau's, Scott Franklin (The Cramps), Paul Black(L.A. Guns), and Johnnie Sage (Christian Death).