Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit

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Melodic and Edgy Rock. Solid rhythms, catchy hooks, indie feel with pop sensibilities.

Biography

In the fall of 2002, long-time friends Wesley Gant and Trey Willis met up for a jam session with a borrowed amp, an electronic drum kit, and dreams about defying the odds and going all the way. What resulted was a small home recording of three songs that got them a spot in an upcoming Battle of the Bands where they took first place and were introduced to producer Mike Thompson.

The band soon found themselves in Houston’s famed Sugar Hill Studios to record a three-song EP that would confirm their status as a band to be reckoned with. As the guys faced a growing list of songs with no money to record them, the EP swept a national demo competition sending them to Los Angeles to record their debut album, "Life Goes On," released in 2004.

With a rock-solid rhythm section, moving melodies and a passion-filled vocal performance, the raw talent of Jack in the Pulpit has become a consistent trademark in the studio and on the stage. Their music has ridden the waves of indie radio all over the country and has reached across the seas through podcasts and other media, all without the assistance of any label or management agency. They've been interviewed by the likes of Elvis Duran, Christina Milan, Matt Mungle and a host of others. Much more is to be anticipated for the future of JITP, and with their most current work scheduled for the studio in early 2006, they will surely deliver. Add to the mix the addition of Brandon Allen on Bass, and Thao Tran, one of the most innovative guitarists on the Houston scene.

While the stream of success so far is both exciting and flattering, Jack in the Pulpit is about more than interviews and record sales. It would not be unusual to find the guys backstage in prayer during the moments before a concert. In Wesley’s words, "It doesn't make much sense to have a microphone in front of you and nothing to say. If I can make a difference in someone's life through lyrics or whatever, that's worth more to me than being some big rock star.”

Discography

Life Goes On - LP / Received moderate Indie Radio airplay

Set List

Typical set includes 30-45 minutes of mostly originals, and an occasional cover. At Christian events we've been known to throw in worship songs when the mood is right.