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"Josh and JB, defying 'Gravity'"

BY GEORGE VARGA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009 AT 2 A.M.


/ JOHN R. MCCUTCHEN / UNION-TRIBUNE

JB (left) and Josh Welch, who are 20 and 16, respectively, credit blink-182, Guns N’ Roses and Guitar Hero as key musical inspirations. Their debut album is due out in December on their own Junior Records label.

BUDDING POP STARS: Josh & JB Welch

TV SERIES: “Josh & JB in the Industry” (reruns begin airing Nov. 7 at 7 a.m. on Colours TV and on the Dish Network channels 9396 and 9407)

WEB SITE: joshandjb.com

NEXT PERFORMANCE: Nov. 11 at 3 p.m., Jamul Intermediate School Soccer Field

KEY COMMENT: Josh: “Music is everything. It's a way to express yourself in a way you can't with words. JB: “Music can change someone's life. It has that power.”

If the music world is looking for a young band to bridge the gap between the Jonas Brothers and blink-182, Jamul siblings Josh & JB Welch are ready to go.

“We don’t really compare ourselves to anybody, but the Jonas Brothers are an inspiration for how they can grab a crowd,” said JB, 20, who took up guitar in middle school after playing along to a Guns N’ Roses song on Guitar Hero.

“The Jonas Brothers are real performers,” added bassist Josh, 16, whose own epiphany came when he heard blink’s “All the Small Things” in seventh grade.

“But our music isn’t like the Jonas Brothers,’ ” JB (short for John Bronson) stressed. “Our music is for all teenagers; their’s is just for little girls.”

The three Jonas Brothers might take that last comment as fighting words. But they’d be wise not to challenge Josh or JB, who have both earned black belts in taekwondo.

The singing brothers live in Jamul with their mother and father, Linda and John Welch, their sister Courtney, 12, and their grandparents on their mom’s side. However, unlike the Jonas Brothers, who released several albums and were certified teen-pop sensations before they struck a deal last year to star in a TV series for Disney, Josh and JB didn’t waste time getting on the air. - San Diego Union Tribune


"Youngest Record Executives Josh and JB Welch Launch Record Company by Hocking Sister’s Prized Horse"

Josh Welch had just turned 14 years old when he announced to his brother JB Welch his idea for launching a record label. They plan to hock their 12 year old sister’s prized English riding horse named “Lovely” while their parents are away, use the money to launch their new record label Junior Records and buy back the horse before their sister finds out.

Josh explains, “I may be just 14 years old but I have a master plan to recruit the best talent nationwide.” To accomplish this, they must search and audition musicians, singers, composers, photographers, make up artists and stylists and find the best of best. Josh and JB hope to make enough money to buy the horse back before their parents get back home. The Welch brothers are the new stars of the reality TV series “Josh and JB in the Industry” syndicated on television stations nationwide. Viewers each week plug in to see how these ambitious young entrepreneurs pull off their ambitious plan.

The Welch brothers are now into their 8th television episode that go debut on syndicated TV this summer and airs each week as viewers tune in to see if these brothers can pull of building a record company with no experience, armed with nothing but their talent and the money they got from hocking their sisters horse.

Both Josh and JB write their own music and sing in the group. Josh takes on the base guitar and JB leads with guitar. Their music has a unique sound with a mixture of pop and rock. These kids are the sound of the new generation.

The show is syndicated internationally in over 29 countries, Europe, the Caribbean, reaching over 400 million households worldwide. - The Insider


"Josh and JB Welch, TV and Music Stars, Launch Nationwide Music Program for Children's Causes"

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Josh and JB Welch, teen stars of the new hit reality TV series "Josh and JB in the Industry" will begin a nationwide reach and tour getting to connect with young teens focused on building better communities through engaging young teens to develop themselves in the arts.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090908/LA71594)

The program will kick off in September, 2009 with the Welch boys hitting up elementary high schools with a fun musical and motivational program challenging students to participate in a nationwide awards program to recognize and help develop the talents of school children and acknowledge their teachers. The program aims to bring recognition to both deserving teachers and students to help foster and develop future generations with a career in the arts. Every 6 months, music and TV stars Josh and JB Welch, along with their advisers, will pick the best students and teachers nationwide and will recognize them both on the TV show and in worldwide media. They will also donate proceeds from their new forthcoming Gravity album and Josh and JB related merchandise back to local educational programs focused on teens in the arts.

Josh and JB know what it's like to be a young teen trying to figure your way through the maze of developing a music career. "We got started at an early age, we needed mentors and help and guidance and that has made all of the difference for our own careers getting started and so we naturally want to give back as well," they stated.

To participate in the program, students and teachers can visit http://www.joshandjb.com where students, teachers and the community can participate in the awards program.

About Josh and JB in the Industry TV Show:

Josh and JB in the Industry follows the pursuits of 14 year old Josh Welch and his 18 year old brother as they set out to start up a record company. The show airs on over 140 stations in the USA and to over 29 countries worldwide. The show currently airs in major markets on Saturdays on KCAL channel 9 in Los Angeles, KABC on Saturday mornings in New York and complete listings of the show can be seen at www.joshandjb.com - FOX


"Youngest Record Executives Josh and JB Welch Launch Record Company by Hocking Sister's Prized Horse"

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Josh Welch had just turned 14 years old when he announced to his brother JB Welch his idea for launching a record label. They plan to hock their 12 year old sister's prized English riding horse named "Lovely" while their parents are away, use the money to launch their new record label Junior Records and buy back the horse before their sister finds out. Josh explains, "I may be just 14 years old but I have a master plan to recruit the best talent nationwide." To accomplish this, they must search and audition musicians, singers, composers, photographers, make up artists and stylists and find the best of best. Josh and JB hope to make enough money to buy the horse back before their parents get back home. The Welch brothers are the new stars of the reality TV series "Josh and JB in the Industry" syndicated on television stations nationwide. Viewers each week plug in to see how these ambitious young entrepreneurs pull off their ambitious plan.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090821/LA64560)

The Welch brothers are now into their 8th television episode that got its debut on syndicated TV this summer and airs each week as viewers tune in to see if these brothers can pull of building a record company with no experience, armed with nothing but their talent and the money they got from hocking their sisters horse.

Both Josh and JB write their own music and sing in the group. Josh takes on the base guitar and JB leads with guitar. Their music has a unique sound with a mixture of pop and rock. These kids are the sound of the new generation.

The show is syndicated internationally in over 29 countries, Europe, the Caribbean, reaching over 400 million households worldwide. For nationwide listings check out http://www.joshandjb.com. Listings are on TV guide under Bintune.

Produced by Real Reelz Productions and Momentum Entertainment - CBS


Discography

Gravity
Enough of You
Superhero
Getaway
Stop Calling
Party

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Recording Artists Josh and JB Welch got launched in music with their hit reality TV show "Josh and JB in the Industry" which now airs wordwide ( visit www.joshandjb.com for airing in your area).

Born and raised in Jamul, a rural and spectacular region of rolling hills 20 miles east of downtown San Diego, California brothers Josh and JB Welch make up this talented young group. Josh & JB are from a multi-racial background and come from a strong musical heritage. Theatre and dance experience for Josh and JB stemmed at an early age from when their family opened a San Diego based theatre and dance group called "Applause Theatre," where both JB and Josh stepped onto the stage for live performances in plays like "Rumors" and "Our Town" and performed with the La Jolla Stage Company in "Amadeus." Since then Josh & JB have both been under the acting guidance of Hollywood, Broadway directors and great choreographers. JB is currently in his second year of college. He began playing the piano at a young age and as he became older grew a passion for playing the guitar. Josh is currently in the 10th grade and the younger of the two. They recall it as if it were just yesterday when he and his brother came up with the idea of starting the label and now it has actually become a reality. "I want to send the message across to all the young kids to go ahead and pursue their dream . . . just do it! Will is power!" Their music has a unique sound with a mixture of pop and rock. Both Josh and JB agree, growing up in Jamul has been a great experience."We love Jamul and we love the freedom that our experience here has created for us both artistically and to have the dream to launch a project all over the world" stated JB Welch