Iconic rock band, The Screaming Jets, originally from Newcastle, will be celebrating 25 years of great Aussie rock when they hit the Burwood Colliery Bowling Club in December.
With 6 studio albums under their belt, and literally thousands of gigs throughout the world from one horse towns to global meccas, the Jets have been there and done that….when it comes to this crazy rock n roll circus.
Lead singer Dave Gleeson says this is a pretty massive milestone for the band whose humble beginnings started winning a Battle of the Bands competition. “As a young guy in a band, I think it was always a goal to be around for as long as you possibly could,” he says. “I mean, there were – and probably still are – cover bands that were around for 10 or 20 years in Newcastle, so I remember being stoked when our first band Aspect reached its three year mark. We released a cassette called Vengeance 303. Three years and 300 gigs, we were pretty proud. To reach the quarter of a century mark is obviously awesome. Sadly, things haven’t always gone to plan and we have lost a few comrades along the way.”
The Screaming Jets won’t just be celebrating a quarter of a century on their upcoming tour, but also sharing tracks from their as yet untitled new album, of all fresh material. Dave says it’s important to the band to create new material. Bass player Paul Woseen has been writing tracks, as has Dave and during the times the band are together, they’ve also been penning tracks for the upcoming release.
The Screaming Jets play Burwood Colliery Bowling Club on Saturday 13th December. Tickets via www.bigtix.com.au, the Rockshop on (02) 4929 1856 or at the venue by calling (02) 4944 7146.
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