“Your new favourite band – you just don‘t know it yet…”
and judging by tonight’s performance, that status surely beckons soon.”
Following their triumphant February UK tour, Robert Jon & The Wreck return to the UK for a 10-date tour in September 2023. Planet Rock will run a 48-hour ticket pre-sale at 10am on Thursday 9 March 2023 via www.planetrock.com.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Saturday 11 March at www.robertjonandthewreck.com.
The September UK tour precedes tomorrow’s release of the Wreck’s 4-track digital EP “One Of A Kind.” Released by Journeyman Records, the EP will feature the band’s new title track single “One Of A Kind” produced by eight-time Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Blackberry Smoke, Rival Sons).
“We had the absolute honour of working with Dave Cobb on this one at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, Tennessee,” says Robert Jon & The Wreck’s guitarist, Henry James Schneekluth. “This song started off with a riff from Henry and a riff from Robert and Dave just kinda took it and flew with it. We got to nerd out on a bunch of old guitars, amps, and fuzz boxes for this one and really get some fun sounds dialled in as well.”
Continues Henry, “Everything happened so quickly working with Dave that we didn’t really even have time to process what was going on! And we were all blown away listening to the end result!”
The EP also features “Who Can You Love,” and American-infused single produced by the renowned, multi-GRAMMY Award winning producer Don Was (Bonnie Raitt, The Stones, John Mayer), while “Pain No More,” co-written by Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke, is an outstanding riff-driven roots rock track produced by Dave Cobb. In contrast, the hard-charging, rock and roll infused third track “Come At Me,” produced by Don Was, showcases another side of the band’s dynamic sound.
Prolific songwriters with a wealth of new material who refuse to be constrained by traditional release strategies, the Wreck’s new partnership with Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records affords them the opportunity to work with the world’s top producers and release a steady stream of high-quality singles on an ongoing basis, cutting through the industry chaos and ensuring new music is accessible to fans as intended.
Hailing from Southern California, Robert Jon & The Wreck take the Southern rock sound from the east coast and make it their own. Since their inception in 2011, these four native Californians; Robert Jon Burrison (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Espantman (drums, background vocals), Henry James Schneekluth (lead guitar, background vocals), Warren Murrel (bass), and new recruit Jake Abernathie (keyboards), have been electrifying audiences all over the world with their soaring guitar leads, rich vocal harmonies, and memorable tunes. Simply put, it is difficult to ignore when these talented musicians take the stage.
Little wonder they have made an impact on audiences across the world, where they’ve played a run of sold-out shows and proudly shared bills with talent the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, and Rival Sons. 2020’s ‘Last Light On The Highway’ album garnered worldwide acclaim for the band and 2021’s ‘Shine A Light On Me Brother’ album continued their upward trajectory, leading to a collaboration with Journeyman Records.
RJTW have toured with Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, Living Colour, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rival Sons, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Cadillac Three, Black Stone Cherry, Devon Allman Band, Billy Sheehan, Sturgill Simpson, and many more.
“The songs have nods to the Allmans, CSNY and The Eagles, but while they were the originators, Robert Jon & The Wreck are the torchbearers of the genre.”
– Photo Groupie
“Robert Jon & The Wreck are a solid flowing band with hooks and harmonies, melodies played with taste and ingenuity. Live, they’re growing into something quite special!” – The Midland Rocks
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The Main Thing presents in association with DHP Family,
Regular Music, The Gig Cartel, and The Brook
ROBERT JON & THE WRECK
SEPTEMBER 20223 UK TOUR
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE STARTS
10AM THURSDAY 9 MARCH 2023 FROM
TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE 9AM
SATURDAY 11 MARCH FROM
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER, 2023
NOTTINGHAM, RESCUE ROOMS
THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2023
FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2023
LIVERPOOL, O2 ACADEMY
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2023
NEWCASTLE, THE BOILER SHOP
SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2023
GLASGOW, ST LUKE’S
TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2023
WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2023
THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2023
FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2023
SOUTHAMPTON, THE BROOK
SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2023
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Photos by Rob Blackham