The Jackets are Jack Torera (aka Jackie Brutsche) formerly the guitarist for the girl group The Mad Cowgirl Disease from Bern and singer of the Zurich combo The Fox, Chris Rosales, an American who moved to Switzerland in 1994 from Los Angeles, formerly the drummer of Voodoo Rhythm Records bands, Lightning Beat-Man and the Never Heard of 'Ems, Reverend Beat-Man and the Unbelievers and The Get Lost (with ex Miracle Workers Gerry Mohr and Robert Butler) and Samuel 'Schmidi' Schmidiger, singer and guitar player for The Budget Boozers.
In 2006 Jack Torera teamed up with Chris Rosales to form The Trash Department, a two-piece, low-fi noise band. in 2007 they joined forces with Severin Erni former bass player of Tight Finks and The Jackets were born. In November of 2008 Samuel ‘Schmidi’ Schmidiger replaced Erni on bass and the rest is history. The Jackets released their debut album, "Stuck Inside" on August 1st 2009 on Subversiv Records (Switzerland).
Combining sixties garage, mod, '77 punk rock, psychedelia and their devotion to bands like The MC5, The Monks, and The Music Machine, The Jackets bring a dynamic recipe to the garage rock 'menu'. What is important to note is that the Jackets are a Rock and Roll band - but it's the ROLL that makes the ROCK just that little bit better! The Jackets have electrified concert-goers in every major city in Switzerland and have also played or toured in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Spain and Portugal sharing the stage with bands like Baby Woodrose, The Monsters, The Magnetix, King Kahn & BBQ, Gonn and The Sonics.
The Jackets released their second album "Way Out" in March of 2012 on Soundflat Records (Germany).
Favorite Music/Influences (list some bands, musicians, genres, etc.):
The Music Machine, The Electric Prunes, The Monks, Love, The Seeds, 13th Floor Elevators, The Golden Dawn, The Creation, The Who, The Small Faces, The Pretty Things, The Kinks, The Remains, The Sonics, The Easybeats, The Stooges, The MC5, X-Ray Specs, The Buzzcocks, The Undertones, The Damned, The Saints, The Ramones, Patti Smith, Suicide, The Voidoids, The Velvet Underground, The Cramps, The Miracle Workers, The Morlocks, The Gravedigger V, The Pandoras, Paula Pierce, Andy Warhol, Brecht, Camus, Rimbaud, Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Ginsberg, DaDa, Syd Barret, Susan Adkins
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I am jealous. Bern is a beautiful place. Must be a haven for good music. I have seen a lot of bands from GP Hideout and all over cyberspace that are from there. I heard your music at reverbnation some time ago. Like it a lot. blogged your Reverb playlist at http://myreverbnation.blogspot.com
Whoops! Haha, I just saw your comment, been a little absent so it took some time! Had left one just seconds ago on your profile, cause i just saw the show posting on the chelsea page. Anyway, thanks for the details and see you there of course!
thanx for the add...this is tAk...the more I discover about Swiss garage bands the more I like your country...maybe we'll see you down here someday (like we did with the Monofones...)...great sound and vocals...traitor is my favourite...
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