The Jackets

The Jackets 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!

Photo: Patrick Principe

The Jackets are based in Bern, Switzerland and consist of front woman Jack Torera, Chris Rosales (an American expat originally from Los Angeles) and Samuel "Schmidi" Schmidiger.

On stage, singer and guitarist Jack Torera 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, U.K., The United States, Mexico and Canada. The Jackets are well known on the European Garage Rock circuit playing at some of the most well-known festivals in the genre (Funtastic Dracula Carnival, Cosmic Trip Festival, Purple Weekend, Hipsville, Festival Beat).

Jackie Brutsche, Chris Rosales, Samuel Schmidiger Photo: Iñaki Esnaola

The Jackets have released four full length LP's: Stuck Inside (Subversiv Records 2009), Way Out (Soundflat Records 2012) and Shadows Of Sound (Voodoo Rhythm Records 2015). In 2017 the band joined forces with producer and musician King Khan (King Khan & The Shrines) who produced a limited edition 7” vinyl single, Be Myself b/w Queen Of The Pill (Voodoo Rhythm 2018) as well as their fourth LP "Queen Of The Pill” (Voodoo Rhythm Records 2019) which was also mixed and mastered by Jim Diamond (White Stripes).