– The Jackets mix the best elements of Rock and Roll into a potent, irresistible cocktail with a ferocity that is full of good humor, high spirited...Read Biography
The Jackets mix the best elements of Rock and Roll into a potent, irresistible cocktail with a ferocity that is full of good humor, high spirited fun, and full blast excitement!
The Jackets are based in Bern, Switzerland and consist of front woman Jackie Brutsche, Chris Rosales (an American expat originally from Los Angeles) and Samuel "Schmidi" Schmidiger.
Led by the charismatic Jackie Brutsche (AKA Jack Torera) on vocals and guitar, their energetic performances make each concert an unforgettable event. With Chris Rosales on drums and Samuel Schmidiger on bass, The Jackets form a raw and tight-knit three-piece - raw and direct
The band's music is a unique blend of their personalities and desire for self-expression. Stripping rock and roll down to its core, they create an authentic and refreshing sound that captures the simplicity and honesty of the genre. Tracks like "Wasting My Time," "Keep Yourself Alive," and "Freak Out" have become anthems for modern times, while maintaining the spirit and roots of garage punk. Blending punk and psychedelic influences from the '60s, their music compels your body to move and their lyrics engage your mind. The Jackets are not afraid to play ballads or the most primitive punker.
Since 2008, The Jackets have brought their high energy live performances to stages throughout Europe playing at some of the most well-known festivals in the genre (Funtastic Dracula Carnival, Cosmic Trip Festival, Purple Weekend, Euro Ye Ye, Hipsville, Festival Beat) and America where they have toured the East and West coast of the USA several times including stops in Canada and Mexico.
The Jackets are a universe of their own. They have been moving forward independently and steadily since their formation and have built a large and loyal fan base all over the world. Over the years the band has successfully worked together with several labels releasing four full length LP's - Stuck Inside (2009, Subversiv Records), Way Out (2012, Soundflat Records) and Shadows Of Sound (2015, Voodoo Rhythm Records). In 2017 the band joined forces with producer and musician King Khan (King Khan & The Shrines) who produced a limited edition 7” vinyl single, Be Myself/Queen Of The Pill (2017) as well as their fourth LP Queen Of The Pill (2019) which was also mixed and mastered by Jim Diamond (White Stripes), both released on Voodoo Rhythm Records. In 2022 The Jackets formed their own label, Wild Noise Records and released the 7" single, Pie in the Sky/Misery of Man in March of 2023 and a second single release, Life's Not Like The Movies/Attracted on Chaputa! Records (Portugal) in May of 2023.
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