Founded in 1983 by guitarists Billy Rowe and Fernie Rod, JETBOY continues to carry their style of Rock N' Roll into the 21st century with the same fury that existed 25 years ago. Long recognized as one of the perfecters of the glam genre, JETBOY was one of a handful of acts that got the attention of music fans and record executives alike. While Hollywood was loaded with musical talent, San Francisco had but one true leader at the time, and that leader was JETBOY.
Now a cross-generational powerhouse, JETBOY is experiencing a resurgence in popularity that can only be attributed to their musical relevance. Rock N' Roll fans the world over are beginning to revisit the music that helped to shape a generation, and is now becoming the soundtrack for their offspring. Songs like Feel the Shake, Heavy Chevy, Stomp it (Down to the Bricks), and their up rocked up version of Folsom Prison Blues have struck a chord with an increasingly more discerning audience. Celebrating their 25th anniversary In 2008, the founding members of JETBOY (Billy Rowe, Fernie Rod and Mickey Finn) are dedicated to bringing the party atmosphere back to Rock N' Roll. Having just finished a triumphant reunion tour that saw the band playing major stages like Rocklahoma, The South Texas Rock Fest, Rock the Bayou and M3 JETBOY entered the studio in 2010 to record a new album for the first time In 19 years.
Twenty years after the release of the highly acclaimed second album Damnednation, JETBOY has completed work on their most recent project Off Your Rocker. Off Your Rocker was released on March 2, 2010 via iTunes and Amazon.com and as critics noted Is their best work yet. Best described as a blend of edgy rock and roll with a traditional blues based influence, Off Your Rocker is the perfect vehicle to exploit the commanding vocal styling of Mickey Finn. The three studio tracks on the EP were written in mere days, further exemplifying the fact that the music is so entrenched in passion that the writing was clearly unforced Having been absent from the studio for some 20 years, JETBOY recorded Off Your Rocker in a fully organic mode. The band played all in the same room together in a “live-style” format in an effort to duplicate the way the songs were written, all together, in a true 1970’s fashion where the band could feed off of one another’s energy.
JETBOY has continued to gain in popularity, and has been continuously playing to large crowds at festival dates across the United States including Rocklahoma, The South Texas Rock Fest, Rock the Bayou & The M3 Festival three times. The band also did their first ever European tour in November-December 2011 along with supporting acts such as Alice Cooper, Skid Row and Michael Monroe.
On June 1st 2012 JETBOY did a 25 year reunion for their debut album ‘Feel The Shake’ at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood. The show was also a release party for the movie ‘Rock Of Ages’ which JETBOY had a few images throughout the film. The line- up for this show included all original member with a surprise appearance by their second bass player Sami Yaffa Ex Hanoi Rocks member and current Michael Monroe Band. This was the first time they all shared the stage together in over 20 years. Joining the band in 2016 is no other then their good friend Eric Stacy from the original Faster Pussycat line-up. In June of 2017 the UK based label Rock Candy Records reissued their debut album 'Feel The Shake' on CD with a remastered version along with a 16 page booklet with an extensive story on the band and rare photos. The band just signed a deal with the Italian based label Frontiers Records and will be working on new material for a 2018 release date. Stay tuned for updates through their website and social media.