Brands and bands sometimes make uneasy bedfellows – but there is one trademark that screams ‘rawk’n’roll’ like no other…and that’s Jack Daniels.
The Jack Rocks Stage has been a regular fixture at festivals for the last few years. And it’s been the place to make a b-line for if you want to crank up the excitement levels a notch or two.
This year the team have hooked up with increasingly legendary live promoters, This Feeling, to take seven hand-picked bands on a tour of their stages at The Great Escape, TRNSMT, The Isle of Wight, and Reading & Leeds.
We were lucky enough to see all seven play a packed industry showcase in the cellar of an East London pub as they launched their Tennessee Whiskey-fuelled UK excursion. And we can vouch for the fact that every act rightly deserves its place on the bill.
So, because you may well have never have heard of many of these acts (which is sort of the point of the exercise) we thought we’d put seven questions to each of them so you kind get an idea of what makes them tick.
Here it’s the turn of Broken Witt Rebels to go under the spotlight…if you want a taster why not check out ‘Guns’…
Use 7 words to describe each member of the band ?
Danny Core (singer/guitar): Ice, Cool, Hit-Making, Soul-Shaking, Renegade
Luke Davis (bass): Slick, Sharp, Fuzzy, Warm, Christmas, Focused, Decisive
James (T) Tranter (Guitar): Suarve , Efficient, Calm, Alan partridge, Sharp, Determined, Complex
James (D) Dudley (Drums): Warlock, Motivated, Passionate, Balanced, Bedford, Tight, Thinker
Describe the band as a whole and your music in 7 words
Determined, Passionate, Perfection, Whiskey-Drenched, Brothers, Fire, Class
You have a half hour festival set. which 7 songs do you choose and what order? (Six of your own and one cover).
Well, half hour sets have to be smoking and you have to grab a festival crowd and keep them there from start to finish, I would choose, I guess:
- Georgia Pine
- Snake Eyes
- Turn me on
- Bang Bang
- Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Which seven bands or artist have been your biggest influence? Which is your biggest hero & why?
Led Zep, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Oasis, Rolling Stones, Otis Redding.
Biggest hero out of them would be Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks & Lyndsay Buckingham era) because the music was more important than anything in their lives and was always the major priority,
What are your Seven steps to sucess as a band?
Practice – Be the best!
Get Tight – when you think you’re tight you’re not. So get tighter
Material – write an arsenal of amazing songs, your music is your currency.
Determination – be prepared for knock backs or negativity… fuck ‘em and stay true.
Belief – who the fuck the wants to be second? Only be number one!
Humble – we would be fuck all with out fans and I’m not afraid to admit that. So champion them and be grateful.
Positive – for every down there is an up waiting to happen
Can you share the Seventh photo you posted and say a few words about it.
London… Two-and-a-half years ago we played Shoreditch London to one man and his dog. In this photo we stroll round London like Rambo in his prime on route to our sold-out show at The Borderline. This show marked the end of a near sold out whole UK tour. Progress. Passion. Blessed.
Seven is meant to be a lucky number, what is your lucky charm.
“I wear Jesus Christ around my neck two times. Say a Hail Mary every day. And if that generates luck or if luck is even a thing. I not only stay blessed but very grateful for the air in my gills.”