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Whisky Jax

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom | MAJOR

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom | MAJOR
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"Whisky Jax join V2 record label to fans delight"

Up and coming band Whisky Jax have signed up to the V2 record label to the delight of their fans. The five piece band, from the town Peterborough in the UK, are an indie-pop-electro band and has been slowly developing their fan base since 2009.

One fan expressed his delight saying, “It is about time these lads got signed up. They are the best local band that I have heard in this city for many years.” Another fan took to Twitter saying, “Great news for the Whisky Jax boys!” And the fan base is bound to grow now they have signed up to V2.

It is a good move for the band, which consists of James Izzo on vocals, Andrew Brindly on keyboards and electronics, Adam Tucker on bass, Michael Meadows on guitar and Josh Izzo on drums. Other bands already signed to V2 includes Mumford & Sons, Stereophonics and Fleet Foxes.

Drummer Josh explained, “We sent off our music and they instantly liked it. All the hard work, hours of practice, promoting and gigging has paid off. Along with all the great things to come we are almost in a state of disbelief. We knew something would happen but I guess you never know how you’re going to handle the news.”

He added, “We definitely celebrated that night for sure. It was well deserved though. We were so stressed because things felt like they were on a knife edge, but now a weight’s been lifted off our shoulders.” Josh then went on to praise the city of Peterborough for its support and talent.

He concluded, “What is to come will really benefit the local scene and give hope to those budding musicians in Peterborough who don’t think they have a chance. I believe there is talent on our streets, and now it’s our turn to show people what Peterborough has to offer.” - FansShare.com


"Whisky Jax to get revellers into festive spirit at switch-on"

THE Whisky Jax boys have been asked to play at this year’s Peterborough Christmas lights switch-on.

It means the Peterborough electro-pop five-piece will join a bill which already features last year’s X Factor stars Diva Fever.

The illumination event will take place in Cathedral Square on Saturday, November 19, between 4pm and 6pm.

It will feature brand new Christmas lights, and Father Christmas is due to make a special stop in Cathedral Square during the evening as well.

Whisky Jax’s appearance will signal the start of a busy Christmas and new year period.

The band recently pencilled a one-single contract with the V2 (Virgin) record label, and the track No Stopping is out in mid-January. They hope it will lead to further releases.

Whisky Jax have also linked up with PR company Absolute Marketing (The Hoosiers, McFly); Tomorrow Never Knows online PR and TurnerSpear radio pluggers.

The group will also be playing at the opening party for the new Jack Wills store, in Liverpool, on November 16.

Just before Christmas, Whisky Jax will be back in studio working on new tracks. For free track downloads, visit www.facebook.com/whiskyjax - Evening Telegraph


"Peterborough-based band Whisky Jax land record deal"

FIVE home-grown musicians called Whisky Jax have won a dream recording contract with the major music label V2.

Peterborough’s up and coming indie-pop-electro band have just been signed up in a deal that catapults them into the same league as other V2 acts such as Mumford & Sons, Stereophonics and Fleet Foxes,

Drummer Josh Izzo (22), who attended Orton Longueville school, said the band were proud and amazed to have landed the deal after playing countless gigs across the city.

He said: “We sent off our music and they instantly liked it. All the hard work, hours of practice, promoting and gigging has paid off.

“Along with all the great things to come we are almost in a state of disbelief.

“We knew something would happen but I guess you never know how you’re going to handle the news.

“We definitely celebrated that night for sure. It was well deserved though.

“We were so stressed because things felt like they were on a knife edge, but now a weight’s been lifted off our shoulders.”

The band has been building up a local fan base since 2009 with numerous gigs at venues including the Met Lounge in Bridge Street and the Peterborough Beer Festival in 2010.

Whisky Jax are brothers Josh and James Izzo (20), vocals, Andrew Brindly (22), keyboard and electronics, Adam Tucker (23), bass, and Michael Meadows (24), guitar.

Their single is called No Stopping and will be released this winter or early next year.

Which will mean months of promotional touring, gigs, television and radio appearances in the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands for the Peterborough five.

Josh thanked the band’s local fans for their support to date and said the record signing helped boost music in the city .

He said: “What is to come will really benefit the local scene and give hope to those budding musicians in Peterborough who don’t think they have a chance.

“I believe there is talent on our streets, and now it’s our turn to show people what Peterborough has to offer.”

If No Stopping enjoys top 40 chart success V2 could release two or three more single from Whisky Jax.

V2 Records (also known as V2 Music) are part of the Universal Music Group and was originally founded in 1996 by Richard Branson.

Whisky Jax will play at The Cresset on September 20, alongside festival favourites Fenech-Soler.

Tickets cost £8 and are available on 01733 265705 or at www.gigsandtours.com, find out more about the band at www.whiskyjaxofficial.com - Evening Telegraph


Discography

No Stopping - Digital release in The Benelux and US
19/12/2011

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With confidence and charisma, Whisky Jax produce an exhilarating and memorable live performance. Front man James Izzo is a vastly experienced singer and guitarist, whilst brother Josh Izzo is a top-level industry trained drummer and percussionist. The band is completed by classically trained pianist Andrew Brindley on synths/electronics, highly accomplished musician Adam Tucker on bass and ex “I only date models” guitarist Michael Meadows.

Early in 2011 the band were selected by BBC Introducing to attend a masterclass for upcoming bands at Abbey Road/Maida Vale studios. The band have had ongoing interest and support from local and national media, gained valuable experience on the London circuit (Purple Turtle, Monto Water Rats, Punk Club, 229 Clubs, etc) in connection with FeedMe Music, and have previously had the pleasure of recording a music video with the Jools Holland production team.

Whisky Jax have an established and rapidly growing fanbase, with an average age range of 16-30. The Whisky Jax sound is recollectable from your first hearing, and having made the band their full-time focus (living and working together daily), they are a very marketable young band with a predictable bright and successful future ahead.