Pub rock has always been a popular genre on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane region, but in 2009, frontman and guitarist Andrew 'Handsy' Hands, of the band then-named Red Light Runner, could not have imagined that after reconnecting with a long lost friend and bass guitarist Pat Burger, the band would take off under the name of JAK and in 2010 they would make their first TV debut on The Late Night Show and subsequently receive airplay on the USA, UK, Ireland, Scotland, El Salvador, Lebanon, Romaina and Serbian radio.
Completing their line up in May of 2011 with skinsman and engineer Craig 'Dockie' Dockray and the following month, lead guitarist 'Holloway', JAK are ready to take on the world of rock and roll - and take no prisoners.
In their short life together as a band, they have been invited to share the stage with The Radiators as well as '1927', Daryl Braithwaite and on top of their ever-growing list of achievements, they were LOUD competition Grand Finalists.
JAK's mission is to bring back the the gritty, flamboyant rock show with quality musicianship. "We just want to give our audiences a great rock 'n' roll show, that's what it's all about" says Handsy. "We, as a band, love writing music, we hunger for playing live and live for rock 'n' roll."
On the 4th of February, JAK will be filming a video for their catchy, party pop-rock anthem 'California Haze' in Burleigh and on the 11th they will be playing with three other heavy-hitting local rock bands at the Jubilee Hotel. The event will be 18 (ID required) and is guaranteed to be a great opportunity for you to show your support to a hard-working and brilliant band that has sprouted up from our very own soil.