Highway Jackson

Highway Jackson

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Highway Jackson is the rock of today with the emotion and attitude of the great rock bands of the 1970's and 80's. Pick up their critically acclaimed "Leave Your Girl Pants at Home", in stores now!

Biography

"I'm convinced they all drink jet fuel instead of coffee" -Portland Press Herald

"If you’re into beautiful, melodic ballads and banging, thrashing, hard-hitting music to bang your head to and possibly hurt your neck due to lack of self control, grab this disc, give it a listen..." -Maine Music Association

"Seeing them live will send you reeling." -Maine Music Associaion

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Over a month on the Portland Phoenix Top Ten Selling local music acts!
- Debut CD distribution through Bull Moose Music, Newbury Comics, and iTunes.
- Opened multiple shows for national touring act Days of the New and Jeremiah Freed
- On-Air studio guests for WCYY "Spinout"
- Reoccuring featured band on WHEB's "Local Licks"
- Daddy's Junky Music/Digitech Truck Tour Battle of the Bands Winner 2007
- Highway Jackson has played Maine, Boston, NH, NYC, and Philadephia
- Awarded Best New Act by WCYY Spinout's "Class of 2007"
- Top local spin of 2007 on WCYY's Spinout

Notable Local/Regional/National Acts played with:
Multiple shows with "Days of the New"(Interscope Records)
IGUANADONHO(former Guitar-tech/Rhythm Guitar player for Nine Inch Nails)
Twisted Roots
Lost on Liftoff (Labor Day Records)
Twin Engines
Jeremiah Freed

Highway Jackson hails from Portland, Maine with a sound that can’t be described as anything other than “incredible”. Forming in High School, they’ve stuck together through the “thick and thins” of a young bands development, and with a new sound, have won over their hometown in less than 6 months. Traveling to Philadelphia and back the group gained momentum to release their first EP funded by countless shows and house parties. When asked what HJ sounds like, lead singer Kris Rodgers says it’s tough to describe, “It’s a cross between intellectual reading and hard-core porn, if that sounds like anything”.
Recent concert reviewer Wendy Deschenes of the Maine Musicians Exchange describes the band as “the sound of adrenaline pumped, slightly modernized hair metal of the 80's, with killer guitar riffs and excellent vocals… Individually they are all very talented musicians. There is an obvious comradery that makes their show that much more enjoyable. They have a large fan base from the barely legal to those who are a little more 'mature', and they definitely keep the crowd moving. When the set was over and they were trying to tear down the crowd was still calling for an encore.”
Mixed and produced by John Wyman at The Halo in Portland, ME and mastered by John Roberts at Omnisound Studios in Nashville, TN, Highway Jackson will be releasing its debut EP in the summer of 2007. They will tour the northeast in support of their EP, with plans for a follow up, full-length album, in the spring of 2008. For more information please contact Bernie Gaye via email at bernie.gaye@gmail.com or visit www.myspace.com/highwayjackson.

Agents/Venues:
The members Highway Jackson are professional musicians. Each show is promoted, and you will be mailed promotion packages to distrubute in your venue. In turn the band will do its part to put heads through the door as well. Highway Jackson's debut CD release party had over 250 people! The goal is to build a long lasting relationship that is beneficial to both the venue and the band.

Discography

"Leave Your Girl Pants at Home" 2007

Set List

Love
Souls Sold
When Daddy Comes Home
So Fine
Smothered
Hand You're Delt
Kissless World
Don't Cry
Hold it Down
London Chase
Train Comin' After You
You've Got it Made
Wash Away the Rain
Bad Luck in a Sleeping City
Highway Man

Set varies on set time