THE JACKPOT CLUB
Contact: Royal Flush Artist Management 818-231-6260
When does something that by first appearances looks or seems retro or classic, actually become a new and different thing altogether? It’s hard to do, and believe me people have tried with varying degrees of success. But, that is just what is happening with a band out of Orange County California, THE JACKPOT CLUB!
By first appearances THE JACKPOT CLUB would seem like a ‘rockabilly’ band. Take a twangy guitar and an upright bass and mix in a swingin’ drummer, salt to taste, etc. But after listening to TJC take the crowd through a set or two of music , you begin to realize that this is much more than just a ‘rockabilly’ band! No other trio would take the crowd (in one set, mind you) from bar-room rock-n-roll of a classic like 'Mercury Blues' or 'Let's Spend The Night Together', to Peggy Lee’s ‘Fever‘ to a rocked-up canjun swing 'Jambalaya! Who would dare move from the Las Vegas swing of Sam Butera to Nick Lowe's punky power-pop to Louis Jordan's rhythm and boogie?
Only one band dares to. THE JACKPOT CLUB dares, and does!
THE JACKPOT CLUB was hatched from the semi-fertile mind of Vocalist/Guitarist Andy Winston. A tried and true rock & roll veteran (Citizen Fear, The Tickets, Spindizzys, 'Lectric Chairs, MOJOMASTER), Andy was first raised around the swingin’ sounds of Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima and Count Basie before discovering Chuck Berry's electric guitar. But, it was only after his dreams of being ‘the next Ted Nugent’ waned (thank goodness!) that Andy cut his rock-n-roll teeth during the punk heyday of 79-81. His band Citizen Fear (see Killed By Death #13) played the legendary Southern California punk rock clubs of the day. The 1980’s and 90’s saw Andy playing over 1,500 concerts and shows with Orange County power-pop stars The Tickets, including recording the cassette-only release “Make A Record” (recently re-released on CD by Brewery Records).
But in spite of this long and storied history, Andy felt something was missing. Something primal...rootsy. The idea for a new band began to form in his mind, almost against his will. His dream, you ask? To have a band with the roots of rock-n-roll and the power of punk, but the swing and dance-floor filling energy of jump-blues. Could he reach back to a time when songs had energy and excitement, but keep an edge that would remain relevant to today’s audiences? As you can see, there are a lot of ‘revivalist’ and ‘fashionable’ classic rock and tribute bands out there, but Andy couldn’t and wouldn’t play that game. “The filter through which I live music didn’t stop at 1959 or end with one artist. It continued through the electric blues of the 60’s, the 1970’s rock and punk, as much as it reaches back to the swing and blues of 1930’s, 40's and 50's”, Andy says.
Did our hero acheive his dream? You'll need to hear THE JACKPOT CLUB for yourself!
Drummer/Vocalist Marcos de la Cruz is another respected soldier of the rock and roll wars. Born in England but raised on stages all around the world, Marcos landed in California and began his time in The Tickets. And it was a few years later that Marcos began a run of sharing over 1,000 nights on stage with Andy Winston...as his bass playing partner in The Tickets! That kind of shared experience that speaks and plays volumes...Later stints behind the drums with L.A. power-popsters The Andersons, The Tijuana Dogs and Sweetness brought Marcos and Andy back together...to rock!
THE JACKPOT CLUB are at home in front of the biggest crowds on the largest of concert stages, having opened shows for national acts such as Raul Malo, Lee Rocker, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, 3 Bad Jacks, Albert Lee, Jimmie Vaughan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Royal Crown Revue. They also excel at entertaining in all sizes of bars or casinos, playing 3-5 sets of music and leading the drinking charge!
THE JACKPOT CLUB is booking now for Q1/Q2 of 2013, so please call or email now for priority dates for your club, concert or event.
THE JACKPOT CLUB is ready, willing, and able to rock and roll all night…..for you and your customers!
Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, NRBQ, Beatles, Sam Butera, Nick Lowe, The Mavericks, Led Zeppelin, Junior Brown, Traveling Wilburys, Muddy Waters, Frank Sinatra,
Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, AC/DC, Louis Jordan, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Larry Williams, Peggy Lee, BR549, The Cramps, Freddie King, Louis Prima, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Chuck Willis, Bob Wills, ZZ Top, Johnny Horton, Big Joe Turner, Bo Diddley, Frank Zappa, Chris Issak, Asleep At The Wheel, David Lindley, Johnny Cash, Cab Calloway, Moon Mullican,
Hank Williams, Big John Greer...
…AND MANY MORE!!
The Blue Café – Huntington Beach, Viva Las Vegas #13 & 14, NAMM International Music Convention,
The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, House of Blues - Anaheim, The Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana,
The Press Restaurant - Claremont, The Royal Lounge - Placentia, The City of Redondo Beach,
Pier View Pub – Oceanside, Group Therapy Pub - Placentia, Malones - Santa Ana, Gallagher’s Pub – Huntington Beach, Yadi Presents
The Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, The Marlin Bar - Huntington Beach, Five Star Talent, Brixton – Redondo Beach,
Gig Boss Presents, Father’s Pub – Santa Ana, The City of Anaheim,
Las Vegas BikeFest. Centerfield Sports Bar - Huntington Beach