Jet Puppy, a dynamic and highly entertaining rock and roll band from Toronto, Ontario proudly announces the release of their debut single, “Shake, Rattle and Roll” – available now.
With its catchy and nostalgic up-tempo beat, “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” is a vibrant ode to the heyday of rock and roll. The band’s commitment to preserving the joy, exuberance, and timeless sound of North American popular music is evident in this track, flawlessly embodying the essence of both rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Alec “Ears” Pham engineered the band’s live sessions which proved to be a revelation, making the band’s positive and shared aspirations crystal clear.
The song “Shake, Rattle and Roll” cements the foundation of Jet Puppy’s roadside tavern. Bursting with energy and positive vibes and showcasing how much fun making music can be. Jesse Stone wrote the song “Shake, Rattle and Roll” in 1954; and is typically credited to him under his songwriting pen name, “Charles Calhoun.” Big Joe Turner was the first to record the song that year, and it lands at No. 127 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Weekly gatherings at the home of the band’s founder, Adam Faux, featuring Scotch, camaraderie, and a passion for classic tunes, and evolved into the formation of the band, Jet Puppy.
“Jet Puppy was born out of a desire to socialize and to honour the R&B and R&R vernacular of North American popular music,” says Faux. “More precisely, to perform music from an era when broadcasting, recording, electric guitars, and transistor radios, all flourished at the same time. To celebrate an era when dancing and joy reigned, and performers shared musical tradition and the stage, no matter their creed or culture, and not in deference to those who would attempt to separate them.”
The group is comprised of gifted musicians, each of whom adds a distinct sound and unique flavour to the mix.
Adam Faux (vocals/guitar), has an extensive career in live television, recording, and engineering. Mary Sound (bass), a former lifeguard turned bassist and singer-songwriter is known for her incredible songs and captivating voice. Multi-instrumentalist Fraser “The Pocket” Koval’s’kyj (drums) adds a more complex sound to Jet Puppy with his post-punk patina and commanding presence behind the drum kit. Ph.D. candidate Jon “Doc” McSpadden (piano) adds a wide range of tonal options to the band with his classical expertise and eclectic musical background. The son of a jazz musician, Brent “Professor Pedal Down” Welbourn (guitar), gives the band’s sound a unique take on melody by fusing together majestic, lively, and moving guitar styles.