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Formed in 2006, in San Francisco, this high energy duo has been on one mission: keep the rock simple, keep it raw, keep it explosive, keep it drenched in mojo, and have as much fun as possible.
They met in an underground, chaotic, uniquely driven music scene in the Mission District in San Francisco. The creative atmosphere was very liberated, artistic, impressionable, international, concept driven, and boundary-less. Yet all around them there was an artistic direction pointing away from what originally inspired them as musicians. A growing Vaudeville Scene, a new influx of Balkan music, a booming Circus/Sideshow theme, a constant flood of the "anything goes" artistic influence from BurningMan, and the exploding Electronic music movement.
This motivated them to do what there wasn't enough of in San Francisco: create simple, high energy, raw, no bullshit, ROCK AND ROLL!
Tora, raised in Japan, grew up with influences from The Golden age of Rock and Roll, Punk, and the American Blues Movement.
JonJon, raised in Michigan, was grown on Classic Rock, 2nd Wave Punk, and Midwest Garage Bands.
Together their sound touches the genres of: Psychobilly, Surf, Heavy Blues, Garage, Boogie, and Punk.
They prefer to call it: LIGHTNING THUNDER JET ROCK
In the 5 years since their first show, on 6/6/6, they've performed at numerous junkyards, giant outdoor festival stages, overcrowded dive bars, legendary bay area rock venues, tiny residential kitchens, industrial warehouse floors, art galleries, punk rock clubs, downtown rooftops, and renegade dance parties in homeless encampments.
Their stage presence is unmistakably powerful and captivating.
Tora carries the cool groove of Jimi Hendrix, the suave of Elvis, the MOJO of Robert Johnson, and the cutting power of Link Wray.
JonJon flexes the strength of Jon Bonham, the insanity of Keith Moon, and the drive of Bill Ward.
Together, they ignite with a sound, an attitude, and an energy; the size of which cannot be measured.
The passion they bring to every performance could be read, in brail, on the sweat of their brows. Their own visible, unbridled enjoyment of this passion; is what makes this another breed of rock.
It swells up from the depths of these 2 giants; and erupts in a raw, honest explosion of Rock and Roll at its essence.
These guys mean what they do and love every second of it!