Boogie Rock’ n’ roll!!! That’s what Small Jackets are all about!!!
The band was formed in 2000 when drummer Danny “Savanas” met singer and rhythm guitar player Lu Silver. Danny was a session man who had previously played for several years as the official drummer in the discographical projects of the eclectic Paul Chain, while Lu was the drummer and singer of the garage band Three Hairy Fairies.
In 2003 the single “Tell me baby” was released for the compilation IDBOX.IT. Besides the band, the compilation featured the most important names of the Italian independent scene, such as Afterhours, Giardini di Mirò, Yuppie Flu, Julie’s Haircut and Perturbazione.
The first official album of the band, entitled “Play at high level”, was released in March 2004: it was very well-received and got excellent reviews (from magazines such as Rumore, Mucchio selvaggio, Rocksound, All Music, Rockstar, Music lava, Stonerrock, etc.). It was also acclaimed as the “first choice” on Rockit, generating big interest in the foursome from both audience and music critics.
Since then, the band started an incessant series of live shows, including blazing and unforgettable live performances. Young and creative guitarist Eddy Current joined the band and the group shared the stage with important bands of the international rock’n’roll scene such as THE HELLACOPTERS, MOTORHEAD, THE LORDS OF ALTAMONTS, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, HARDCORE SUPERSTARS, DOLLHOUSE, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, ADOLESCENT, WHITE FLAG and many more.
“Walking the boogie”, the second album of the band, was released in 2006. Nick Royale and Robert, singers and guitarists of THE HELLACOPTERS, recorded the solos for the song “Forever night”.
The new album of the Small Jackets is entitled “Cheap Tequila” and will be released in March 2009. It was produced in Sweden by Chips K (Sator) and Henryk Lipp, the same couple of sound producers/engineers who created the sound for – and worked in the studio with - THE HELLACOPTERS, THE NOMADS, SATOR, MILLENCOLIN. Among the various guests in the record we find singer Walt Lafty of Silvertide, an American band that needs no big introductions; Lafty is a big fan of Small Jackets and the band was very pleased to record part of the record together with him. The release date for the album in Italy is scheduled for the end of March with Go Down Records; as for the rest of Europe, USA and Canada different editions by foreign labels are now under negotiation.
The live tour that will present the new album is the “CHEAP TEQUILA TOUR” and will officially start on 3rd April; in the first two dates, Small Jackets will share the stage with Thunder Express, whose lineup includes Strings – from The Hellacopters –.