Brendan Jones was born in 1968 in Sutherland Hospital, Sydney. He went to a few schools, including a poncy boarding one, and after that there was art school for a couple of years. Art wasn’t to be, so a rich trail of jobs followed: sign-maker, outboard motor wrecker, truck driver, sewer worker, panel beater, kitchen hand and club DJ. In between jobs, community radio beckoned with 2BCR Bankstown for six months. His big radio break came in 1990 with a night job at 6KA Karratha, 2NM Muswellbrook, i98FM Wollongong, B105 Brisbane, 4MMM Brisbane and finally his dream job, 2MMM. Since 2005, he has co-hosted the top rating Jonesy & Amanda In the Morning on Sydney’s WSFM.