The Jackets

Echo Kollektiv

Garage Rock'n'Roll Entertainment

Past Gigs


THE JACKETS The Jackets (Switzerland) are dark, exciting, dynamic, loud, fun and addictive! They mix the best elements of Rock and Roll into a potent, irresistible cocktail with a ferocity that is also full of good humor, high spirited fun, and full blast excitement! Just when you thought it had all been done with three chord garage rock, The Jackets have not just reinvented it, they own it! Singer and guitarist Jack Torera (aka Jackie Brutsche) is constantly in motion, dangerous, wild, not a woman, not a man, hypnotizing with her black eye make-up and vibrato vocals. Drummer Chris Rosales and Bass player Samuel Schmidiger are dug in and concentrated like a steady hand on a steering wheel but this is no pleasure cruise - it is a wild ride that can take you anywhere! The Jackets strip Rock and Roll down to its essential components then build something unique to their personalities and their need for self-expression. It feels new because it is authentic and free of cliché and gimmickry. Since 2008, The Jackets have brought their high energy live performances to stages throughout Europe and North America. They have released three full length LP's, Stuck Inside (Subversiv Records 2009), Way Out (Soundflat Records 2012) and Shadows Of Sound (Voodoo Rhythm Records 2015) and the 7”vinyl single Be Myself/ Queen Of The Pill (Voodoo Rhythm 2015). In May 2019 The Jackets will release their fourth LP "Queen Of The Pill" on Voodoo Rhythm Records. Produced by King Khan (King Khan and the Shrines), mixed by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Sonics).