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jeus voltFlash forward to 2008, Jesus Volt brings out their first live album. This is a crucial moment for any group who takes the dare to seek sweet recognition while risking the bitter taste of contempt….

The message rings clear: this music has to be kept in perpetual motion! There’s no room for yesterday’s Rock’n’Roll and Jesus Volt is the group who has the charisma to keep moving forward.

So touring begins, taking the gang of four throughout Poland where they will share billing with Joe Bonamassa and Ten Years After to name only two. Gigs in Lithuania, Germany, Holland, Austria, Italy and Croatia will follow.

JULY 2011. The summer sends Jesus Volt back to the studio to work on the pre-production of the next album. Their ambition is to entice a major artistic director to take their music and their notoriety the next level up.

The group gets in touch with MARK OPITZ (AC/DC, INXS, KISS, ROSE TATTOO) from Australia. A lasting affection for Australia and their musical affinities with this international producer whose work with AC/DC on « Powerage » and « Let There Be Rock » make Opitz the ideal choice for this very Rock’n’Roll band.
2012 is the year when an idea becomes reality.

Mark, who is joined by Peter Deimel as sound engineer, orchestrates the new album “Vaya con Dildo”. At his BlackBox recording studio in Angers, France, Peter opens his treasure trove of vintage gear to the group just as he had done for groups such as Klaxons, Hushpuppies, Deportivo, Deus...

jesus voltAnd the result is a tremendous Rock album. Song after song invites you to take a trip with a singer who leads you across an explosive mix of guitars and powerful drums. A sound that is at once beautiful, airy, tense and intense. This is Rock that takes a hold and won’t let go.
© A.Randall

Produced by Mark Opitz, the group’s most recent album was recorded at BlackBow studios and engineered by the expert hand of Peter Deimel, one of the most talented sound men of his generation. This powerful album, with a rock sound that takes a stand is born of an explosive chemistry between a voice tainted by John Campbell, wild guitar riffs and a resolute rhythmic from the drums and the bass.

Jesus Volt is finally a teenager - 13 years old - with over 1000 concerts worldwide clocked on the meter.

They deliver their own brand of heavy Rock’n’Roll based on the unshakeable foundation of 40’s and 50’s Blues through to 70’s Funk.
With hands on the heartbeat of music in this 21st century, Jesus Volt dares to put various styles in the ring: Hip-Hop, Blues, Electro sampling and Hard Rock riffs…
If we begin the story with the albums, Jesus Volt's first opus, "Always Drunk, Never Sad", released in 2000, positioned the group as part of the New Rock Blues genre.
In 2003, after having met Jean Marie Aerts (Arno, Beverly Jo Scott, Urban Dance Squad), they recorded "Electro Button Funky Coxxx" with this artistic director who led them across their musical boundaries for a flirtation with electro and funk.

Then in 2004; while touring in Australia, the group crosses paths with Tony Cohen, the producer of the likes of Nick Cave, Sacred Cowboys, Michael Hutchance amongst others. Having caught Tony Cohen’s eye, the group’s third album « In Stereo » would be recorded under this Aussie’s direct command. Guests such as « DJ COOK » from the band « Ripley » on scratches and beats; Boney Fields (BB King, Luther Alison) on trumpet and back-up; Nicolas Liesnard on keyboards and Frédéric Girard on percussion all left their shared mark embedded in the album. « In Stereo » would be warmly received by press and public alike.

Flash forward to 2008, JESUS VOLT brings out their first live album. This is a crucial moment for any group who takes the dare to seek sweet recognition while risking the bitter taste of contempt….The message rings clear: this music has to be kept in perpetual motion! There’s no room for yesterday’s Rock’n’Roll and Jesus Volt is the group who has the charisma to keep moving forward. So touring begins, taking the gang of four throughout Poland where they will share billing with Joe Bonamassa and Ten Years After to name only two. Gigs in Lithuania, Germany, Holland, Austria, Italy and Croatia will follow. JULY 2011. The summer sends Jesus Volt back to the studio to work on the pre-production of the next album. Their ambition is to entice a major artistic director to take their music and their notoriety the next level up.

The group gets in touch with MARK OPITZ (AC/DC, INXS, KISS, ROSE TATTOO) from Australia. A lasting affection for Australia and their musical affinities with this international producer whose work with AC/DC on « Powerage » and « Let There Be Rock » make Opitz the ideal choice for this very Rock’n’Roll band.

2012 is the year when an idea becomes reality. Mark, who is joined by Peter Deimel as sound engineer, orchestrates the new album “Vaya con Dildo”. At his BlackBox recording studio in Angers, France, Peter opens his treasure trove of vintage gear to the group just as he had done for groups such as Klaxons, Hushpuppies, Deportivo, Deus...
And the result is a tremendous Rock album. Song after song invites you to take a trip with a singer who leads you across an explosive mix of guitars and powerful drums. A sound that is at once beautiful, airy, tense and intense. This is Rock that takes a hold and won’t let go.~~A Randall



 
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