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The Jacks at The Troubadour in Los Angeles

When the Jacks took stage in support of their Self-Titled EP, the venue was literally filled to the rafters with family and friends, including the historic Loft, brimming with the band’s proud aunts and mothers singing along to every song, clapping and dancing together to “Walk Away” and “Holy Roller,” while fans took to crowd surfing along with the gritty Strokes-esque sound of the new Los Angeles staples, with Jonny Stanback on vocals and rhythm guitar, Scott Stone on bass, Thomas Hunter on lead guitar and drummer Josh Roossin. When the crowd expressed their dismay at the set’s end, they cheered and hollered until the band returned to the stage, performing a rousing cover of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” for the packed house.

THE JACKS AT THE TROUBADOUR – LIVE REVIEW

The Jacks lineup is massively talented and persuasive charismatic, featuring the participation of Jonny Stanback on vocals and rhythm guitar, Thomas Hunter on lead guitar, Scott Stone on bass, and Josh Roossin on drums.   Presenting a star making performance The Troubadour has become so well known for over the decades, The Jacks had everyone singing along, dancing, and even crowd surfing – all in celebration of a band clearly ready to break it on out into the big leagues.

ROCK ON! THIS WEEK'S SOUND BITES...8/1/19

"Raw; I'd say raw is probably the word," says drummer Josh Roossin of  Southern California based band, The Jacks. "The energy, our sound and the way we perform; when we're on stage we are playing everything that you're hearing. We don't use any backing tracks or any extra things. When we record we do it the same way, we're not adding any crazy production that we wouldn't be able to play live. I'm not knocking any bands that do that, that's totally fine and there is nothing wrong with that; that's just the way we like to hear our music, just us playing it so that's why I feel like it's raw and energetic." - Danny Coleman 

 

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THE JACKS + FOX WILDE + CREATURE CANYON AT THE TROUBADOUR

"The Jacks were the main act of the night and came on at 10:00. By this point, The Troubadour was filled to the brim with people fighting for a view. As the band set up, fans were already pretty hyped for their performance. Many were banging on the stage and cheering them on while waiting for the first song to be played.  The Jacks did not disapoint, since as soon as they played their first note, it was a party from start to finish. The Jacks comprise of Jonny Stanback on lead vocals and guitar, Thomas Hunter on lead guitar, Scott Stone on bass and Josh Roossin on the drums. All four musicians were equally skilled at their chosen instrument and displayed great on-stage chemistry staying in sync, with each instrument complementing the others. Hunter showed how technically adept he is when he played a guitar solo in several songs. Fans were ecstatic each time he would move to the front of the stage and perform. Stanback's vocals were smooth and fit their songs very well as he gave off that very cool, laid-back feel that seems to be at the core of their band's philosophy. Having read several other interviews with them, they have become pretty well-known for being labeled a "rock 'n roll" band rather than just simply a "rock" band." - CARMINA TAYLOR

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Debut Self-Titled EP Out Today

When it comes to playing rock & roll, THE JACKS simply don't have a choice. "It's what we listen to, it's what we play," bassist Scott Stone says, "and when you stick four guys like us in a garage with instruments, it's just the kind of music we are going to make."

Their special blend of the British invasion sound of the ‘60s and ‘70s mixed with southern rock influences can be heard loud and clear on their self-titled debut EP, which is out today on EDGEOUT Records/UMe on all digital retail outlets. The official video for the first single, “Walk Away,” recently premiered on Billboard.com and is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube page.

BILLBOARD PREMIERS MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE JACKS

The Jacks may not have carried the Stanley Cup like the St. Louis Blues, but the Los Angeles quartet -- whose video for its first single, "Walk Away," is premiering exclusively below -- is another winner from the hockey championship series.

The group, which performed at the National Hockey League's Winter Classic back in January and at this month's NHL Awards in Las Vegas, was part of the Stanley Cup Playoff campaign via NBC and the NHL's social media. It was also the house band for the league's awards show on June 19 in Las Vegas. "They've been great to us, and a lot of people are getting to hear our music because of it," bassist Scott Stone tells Billboard. "I'm the biggest sports fan in the band, but we all love hockey and it's been great to be part of all of that. It's a super exciting time for us."

RELEASE: The Jacks Performing At The 2019 NHL Awards

Los Angeles’ THE JACKS--Jonny Stanback (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (lead guitar, vocals), Scott Stone (bass guitar, vocals), Josh Roossin (drums/percussion)—will keep their love of hockey going into the off season, as they’ve been tapped to perform as the on-stage band at the 2019 NHL Awards. The ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, June 19 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It will air on NBCSN in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada at 8pm ET/5pm PT, and will be hosted by Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”).

Throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, The Jacks’ music was chosen to be heard during game broadcasts, highlight reels, and commercial bumpers. A promo highlighting the sights and sounds from the Conference Finals aired throughout the playoffs.

The Jacks Put Rock and Roll Back on Display With "Walk Away" (Exclusive Premier)

Los Angeles-based outfit the Jacks will issue their self-titled debut EP on June 28 on Edgeout Records/UMe. The group proudly distinguishes itself as a rock 'n' roll band at a time when subgenres have seemingly overridden the music in its purest form. A heavy emphasis on hooks and good old rock 'n' roll attitude reveal themselves on the single "Walk Away". Raw and sincere in all the best ways, the track is specifically designed for the live environment where the listener can throw up their sweaty hands and sing along in unapologetic glee.

5 Things You Need to Know About The Jacks

EDGEOUT Records has begun their new venture and have officially signed The Jacks as their very first artist. The label (exclusively distributed by Universal Music Group) was founded by Tony Guanci and team in 2018, with the purpose of discovering up-and-coming rock musicians.  Enter The Jacks. The band is comprised of Jonny Stanback (vocals/guitar), Tom Hunter (guitar/vocals), Scott Stone (bass/vocals), and Josh Roossin (drums). Reminiscent of artists such as The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant, the group pulls inspiration from the British Invasion while echoing the same southern rock sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s. As The Jacks forge their own path in the 21st-century, they are redefining how we look at rock n’ roll today.

RELEASE: NHL to pay homage to Notre Dame traditions as well as Blackhawks

Pregame Festivities to Feature Notre Dame Football Greats; The Notre Dame Leprechaun; and South Bend Symphony Orchestra; Blackhawks and Bruins Legends Will Be Celebrated in Pregame Ceremony; Musical Performances by Weezer, Judah & the Lion, and The Jacks. The Jacks, a Southern California four-piece rock 'n' roll band, will entertain fans inside Notre Dame during the Blackhawks' and Bruins' pregame skates. Formed in the summer of 2016, The Jacks - comprised of Jonny Stanback (vocals), Tom Hunter (guitar), Scott Stone (bass), and Josh Roossin (drums) - met as hometown friends and set out to make their stamp on the genre they love. By the end of 2018, The Jacks had self-booked two U.S. national tours, played major rock festivals, and sold out historic Los Angeles venues such as the Troubadour and Roxy. After months of touring, the band is focusing on its first release with EDGEOUT Records/UMG, coming in early 2019....

ON THE BEAT with Josh Roossin of The Jacks: Talks Influences and Gear

I grew up playing and studying primarily funk, rock, Latin, and jazz music. Throughout my years studying with Johnny Byrne, I played in his annual drummer showcases performing drum covers from Led Zeppelin to Toto, and Steely Dan to Edgar Winter. I believe having feel is always more important than technicality. While a great drummer should have the chops to play a variety of styles, fills, and rhythms, having feel and playing tastefully with the music I am trying to create is always at the forefront of my mind . . .

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Rock N Roll is Back With A Vengeance In The Jack's Latest Single "Wings"

The SoCal four-piece known as The Jacks deliver the kind of infectious ’60s British invasion rock sound that you can't help but turn the volume all the way and leave on repeat. With a bold bass line, outright catchy melodies and a crunching blues-rock guitar riff, their latest single "Wings" is the perfect rock n' roll track to kick off the new year with . . .

THE JACKS are a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band, Let’s Get That Straight.

Their vibe is heavily influenced by the British Invasion of the ’60s and ’70s, with a slight Dan Auerbach quality in vocalist/guitarist Jonny Stanback’s delivery, and a clear and present throwback to the blues. Together with lead guitarist Tom Hunter, bassist Scott Stone, and drummer Josh Roossin, this new local 4-piece doesn’t hide behind any bullshit. What you hear is what you get, just as it should be. So listen up.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: The Jacks Channel Classic Rock N’ Roll on Debut Music Video “She’s a Mystery”

New to the scene but quick to impress, Southern California’s four-piece The Jacks is inspired by the pure rock n’ roll of the 60’s and 70’s British Invasion era. Premiering today is the band’s debut video for their vintage-tinged single “She’s a Mystery.”

Indie through and through, The Jacks believe in raw, human musicianship, never playing to a click track or touching up vocals with auto-tune. The band puts their own fun spin on classic rock with a taste of the blues, performing with an energy that can only come from truly loving the music they are putting out into the world. In their “She’s a Mystery” video, you can feel the intensity as vocalist Jonny Stanback sings with a powerful grittiness . . .

Indie Rockers The Jacks Are New to the Game, But the Cards Are in Their Favor

Thomas Hunter and Scott Stone go way back, having met when they were in kindergarten. With a mutual longtime love and passion for music, the duo have been playing music informally together since seventh grade. As one would imagine, knowing each other for nearly their entire lives has allowed them become pretty close. After growing up in Orange County and playing throughout their high school years, the duo slid up the freeway to attend college at USC.

Despite their long friendship — and noodling around — it wasn’t until last year, their senior year of college, that the duo decided they wanted to play music together in a more serious fashion.

“Back then it was mostly for fun,” Stone says. “We had a few original tunes, but mainly we were covering some of our favorite bands and musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Who and AC/DC, that kind of stuff . . .