Zionsville Times Sentinel

Local News

October 26, 2011

Zionsville native signs with well-known music label

A Zionsville native is making a splash in the music industry by signing with a major label.

Topher Jones, an up-and-coming musician who grew up in Zionsville, recently signed with Ultra Records and released his first single, “Lost it All.”

He describes the tune as a “folk-pop song that gets dancy towards the end.”

The 26-year-old Chicago resident said the song started about two and a half years ago but was just released.

“A friend of mine came up with a vocal melody,” he said. “I wrote music that went around that. There’s lots of guitars and organic sounds that go along with it.”

He said the song is about a girl who sabotages her own relationship because of a fear of commitment.

“The song is kind of upbeat and happy,” he said. “But when you hear the lyrics, it’s kind of depressing.”

For Jones, signing with a major label was a relief.

“When it finally happens, you just kind of take a deep breath,” he said. “I’m still pinching myself and asking if this is real. You really realize that this is the moment where you are taking it to a new level and a new point in your career.”

While getting the label was a big step in his career, Jones realizes the work that lies ahead of him.

“Not that I wasn’t working extremely hard before, but when you reach certain milestones, you have a desire to work even harder,” he said. “You realize you are doing this by taking the right steps.”

Jones’ music career started without a lot of success at a young age.

“I never really learned how to play an instrument,” he said. “I can play guitar just a little bit, but I could never stick with lessons which is something I regret now. Growing up, I would always hear my mom and brother practicing piano, and I was able to really appreciate that.”

Text Only
Local News
  • Town, airport seek clarity on covenants The Town of Zionsville has filed a lawsuit against the Hamilton County Airport Authority, but the two sides are hopeful they can come to an agreement outside the courtroom.

    April 23, 2014

  • Council wants to iron out issues with reorganization While most members of the Zionsville Town Council are on board with the idea of reorganizing with Perry Township, there are still many questions that need to be answered before a plan is approved.

    April 23, 2014

  • Perry sees benefits with reorganization After successfully reorganizing Eagle and Union townships with Zionsville, the town council is looking at reorganizing with another township.

    April 23, 2014

  • Zionsville residents hear from political candidates Zionsville residents were able to hear from all their May Primary political candidates Thursday night, April 17. Candidates for Boone County Superior Court 2 Judge, County Council Districts 1 and 4, Sheriff and County Commissioner District 1 answered questions from moderator Ray Cortopassi.

    April 23, 2014

  • Zionsville talks reorganization with Perry Township

    After successfully reorganizing Eagle and Union townships with Zionsville, the town council is looking at reorganizing with another township.

    April 18, 2014

  • Small mug Indianapolis man accused of kicking police officer WHITESTOWN -- Whitestown police said a man was so combative after being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving that he had to be handcuffed to a hospital bed before his blood could be drawn for testing. Michael Allen Small, 27, Indianapolis, was char

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Residents, school board discuss maintenance facility Residents of subdivisions surrounding Zionsville Community Schools' CR 875 campus were at the ZCS Board of Trustee's meeting Monday night, April 14, en masse. Several of them spoke out against the school corporation's plans to build a maintenance facility on the 875 campus.

    April 16, 2014

  • Whitestown subdivision plans move forward Plans for a 295-lot subdivision on the northeast corner of South Main Street and CR 500 S in Whitestown took another step forward.

    April 16, 2014

  • CTY-ZT041614-jail sale pic Historic jail brings $154,000 Boone County's historic jail on Lebanon's square sold for $154,000 at auction Thursday, April 10. Sean Stoller, the winning bidder, consulted by cellphone with partners throughout the sale until auctioneer Chuck Hunt proclaimed him the winner. Hunt a

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Plan commission appeals judge's decision The fight over the deposition of two Zionsville Plan Commission members still isn't over.

    April 16, 2014

Order Times Sentinel photos


Photos from April 2014

Facebook
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide