Robert Jon & the Wreck / Bio

Southern California rockers, Robert Jon & the Wreck, live by three simple words... music, miles, and whiskey.

This quintet began their musical journey together in February 2011. Within 6 months the band had not only embarked on a national tour, but also released their debut album, Fire Started. This full-length effort, which is blues-heavy with moments of soft country, tempered by down-beat driven classic rock nuance, earned them a nod from the 2012 Orange County Music Awards in the category of “Best Blues,” as well as a spot in the finals for that year’s “Best Live Band.”

Fueled by this success, the Wreck took the road again in the summer of 2012, drumming up fans from Seattle to Boston to South Carolina and everywhere in between, delivering fierce performances, emblazoned with commitment and dripping in a rawness that’s impossible to fake. Simply put, it is difficult to ignore when these five musicians take the stage. Little wonder they have made an impact on audiences across the country, where they’ve played a run of sold-out shows and proudly shared bills with talent the likes of Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai, David Lee Roth), Walk the Moon and Rival Sons.

They returned to the studio in early 2013 to record their sophomore project, produced by Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith), engineered by Philip Allen (Adele), and mastered by Robert Vosgien (Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt) at Swing House Studios in Hollywood. This new, and even edgier material has simply added more fuel to the fire that Robert Jon & the Wreck ignite while performing. Audiences nationwide have crammed venues, salivating over a band that is determined to not miss the mark. This sharpshooter like mentality was fully recognized when Robert Jon & the Wreck won the title of “Best Live Band” at the 2013 Orange County Music Awards, along with nominations in the categories of “Best Rock,” and “Best Blues.”

To take a line from a track off their new EP, Robert Jon & the Wreck have no plans to “let the fire burn out.” Orange County’s reigning “Best Live Band” kicked off a massive self-booked tour at last year's SXSW and continued to wreck audiences across 14 states with over 50 shows in 6 months, including performances at Vans Warped Tour and Country Thunder headlined by Keith Urban & Brad Paisley.

This past October the guys took a break from the road to record a new EP at Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles, which they plan to release in the spring. The new material is explosive as ever, and can be heard live at any given show as the band continues to tirelessly tour throughout Southern California and beyond.

Consider this your fair warning America, and prepare yourselves to get wrecked by the lion-strength energy behind the ever-growing beast… ROBERT JON & THE WRECK.

General Info

Band Members
Robert Jon, Andrew Espantman, Kris Butcher, Nick Phakpiseth, Steve Maggiora
Artist Name
Robert Jon & the Wreck
Profile Page
Rock / Southern Rock / Blues Rock

Contact Info

Orange, CA

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