Denney and The Jets / Bio

For born-and-bred Nashvillian Chris Denney, it all began at age 9....Stealing pills from his Grandma’s medicine cabinet, smoking 2 packs a day and eventually graduating to marijuana by the age of 13. It wasn’t until about 5 years ago that Denney started channeling his life experiences into vivid tales of what he knows best -- Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll.

Denney and The Jets’ debut LP, Mexican Coke (out April 8th, 2014 via Limited Fanfare and Burger Records) was recorded and mixed in just 5 days at The Bomb Shelter in East Nashville on to 2” tape by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes ‘Boys and Girls’) and Chris Denney with help from friends Clear Plastic Masks (Serpents and Snakes/Dine Alone) who backed Denney in the studio and co-produced.

Mexican Coke Themes: Smokin’, Drinkin’, Cocaine, Youth, Rodeo Clowns, Fucking Around, Acquittal, The Blues, Family, Being Broke, Pain Pills, Hangovers, Hookers, Strength, Getting High, Addiction, Living, Dying...

Chris Denney began writing songs in the Spring of 2008, recruiting Wes Traylor (Natural Child), and Jake and Jamin Orrall (JEFF The Brotherhood) to be the very first of his Jets. After each member parted ways to pursue their own individual careers, Chris signed on Daniel Pujol (eponymously of PUJUOL) and Joe Scala. After Pujol's departure, Denney solidified the lineup by adding longtime friend Sean Cotton on lead guitar, Joe's little brother Evan Scala and most recently bringing in Ric Alessio on keys and sax. Denney and The Jets have turned songwriting into a full realized communal process and have grown in to one of the South's finest live offerings.

In the Spring of 2012, The Jets headed in to The Bombshelter in East Nashville with producer and engineer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, The Parting Gifts) -- with "Close The Blinds" recorded at Cleft Music by Loney Hutchins. The result is an insanely fiery batch of tunes that Nashville Cream calls "[Straight-up rock and roll music] — not bastardized, compromised, corrupted or contaminated."

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General Info

Band Members
Chris Denney - Vocals
Artist Name
Denney and The Jets
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Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Alt-Country

Contact Info

Nashville, TN
Brian Kurtz @ Limited Fanfare

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