First formed in 1974 as four piece Rock’n'Roll band, specialising in the ’50s era, then using the name BRAD. After various line up changes and learning the trade the band settled on a three piece line up and a name change in 1978. BROTHERS THE JETS were now a family concern. Eldest brother Bob on lead vocals and double bass. Ray the middle brother on lead guitar and vocals, last but certainly not least youngest brother Tony on drums and yes, you’ve guessed it vocals. A three piece band playing with as much energy and full sound as a six piece outfit. RECORDS A recording career soon came around and the three brothers were snapped up by record company giants EMI, achieving Top Twenty hit records and albums (9 hit records listed in the Guinness book of hit records). Pop videos and of course TV shows, Top of the pops etc, gave The Jets valuable experience and chance to travel the world doing what they do best. The Eleventh and latest Album, “Bolt of Lightning” is out now. TOURING. Touring has been in THE JETS blood since ’78, Scandinavia, Europe, Japan, USA have all been visited, headlining their own tours and as part of the bill on numerous festivals with such artists as Sting, Boy George, Robert Plant, Right Said Fred, Cliff Richard, Shakin’ Stevens, as well as Original ’50′s artists, Carl Perkins, Jack Scott, Elvis’ drummer D.J.Fontana (who actually played drums with the Jets), Charlie Gracie, The Crickets, The Teenagers and British rockers Marty Wilde, Wee Willie Harris, Billy Fury…etc. If there is a multi-cultural festival happening and a LIVE Rock’n'Roll band with real live Guitar, Drums(not tapes, loops, sequencers or computers) and a Double Bass pounding away and being used as some sort of climbing frame, then THE JETS will be somewhere on the bill. THEATRES TO THE N.E.C. Not only will you find THE JETS playing to dance audiences but you will also just as easily find them appearing across the length and breadth of the country at various Theatres. The Motorcycle Show at the N.E.C. played host to the Cotton brothers for three years in succession. Over 180,000 people attended the shows and The Jets are certainly not strangers to a lot of them, some would have definitely seen the lads Headline at the famous Isle of Man TT races street party , if not at two of the previous Bike shows. The lads regularly play various balls, parties, corporate functions, car shows, ski resorts….etc. MAKING PLANS Plans for THE JETS include further tours of the Theatres and of course numerous club dates around Gt.Britain. Another trip to Japan, with dates in the pipeline for shows in the USA and Australia plus all the regular trips to Europe. With the release of the eleventh album “Bolt of Lightning”, the Jets will be promoting their unique brand of R’n'R world-wide. There is now another cd also out, “THE SINGLES” tracks mainly from the 80′s that were only ever recorded on vinyl. Out also is a DVD featuring lots of TV shows, mainly from the 80′s plus a live club date from the 90′s. Recently THE JETS played live dates in recently more countries that have now been added to their long list of countries visited. Lithiuania, Australia, Croatia and Russia (Moscow).
Let's Rock 'n' Roll !!!!!