Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band consisting of Kelly Jones, Richard Jones (no relation), Javier Weyler, and Adam Zindani. Since their début album Word Gets Around which peaked at #6 in the album charts they have had five consecutive albums reach #1 in the UK. Described as 'classic UK rock with whiskey vocals' the band have enjoyed considerable success in the UK with 25 singles reaching the top 40 of the UK Singles chart. In 2005 their single Dakota became the band's biggest hit, reaching #1 on both the UK Singles chart and the UK Downloads chart and becoming the band's first release to chart in the US, reaching #34 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. They have sold about 9 million records worldwide.