Poka Jones has something to show the world. I came from humble beginnings where at a young age I was in the system for bad choices and as a man I knew that change was needed says Jones. Poka while incarcerated began writing music and took an interest in artist development. Derrick Newton known in the industry as Poka Jones has traveled and worked in radio as a hype man, promoter and intern under the likes of Atlanta’s own Co Co brother (Corey Condry who is now National Syndicated host of the Voice and BET’s Lift Every Voice) on his show from 6-10 pm.
Poka later moved to Oklahoma where he operated as a radio personality of his own show on Perry Broadcasting k98 jamz as the show Poka’s Palace. You can see Poka spreading his message from dance clubs to major charity events. Poka Jones is no stranger to the industry and his love and development started at a young age.
He takes pride in his craft and building relationships around the Globe. “I Make World Music” says Jones. These days, Poka Jones hosts his own live TV show called "Southern Soul Live TV" every Wednesday evening at 5pm est on Amazon TV. I will be one of the few artist that can go in any genre and impact through sound and message.
Performed at F.S.O with 40,000 people
Performed at Havana Club for The Oxygen Channel's The Bad Girls Club
Performed for the Alpha Omega OutReach Church Program
Nominated for Best New Breakthrough Artist at The 2013 BMA Awards
Counting All My Blessings" placed on v103's DJ Jelly mixtape
Performed at The YMCA for Health Awareness Day & the Blessings still coming
Performed at Hot 107.9s Dj Redd Dreads Birthday Bash
Performed at the "Old School & Blues Festival" along side Frankie Beverly and Maze, Mystikal, and more in front of 8,000+ people.
Performed at the 2014 Black History Month Parade.
Performed at the 27th Summer Hill Annual Reunion.
Awarded with a Certificate Of Appreciation as the Team Captain at the 2014 Lupus Walk at Piedmont Park in Decatur, GA.
Launches "Southern Soul Live" on Amazon TV
Winner of the Bobby Rush Blues Artist of The Year Award
Southern Soul Radio & Film Break Out Artist of The Year Winner