The band is based in Bern, Switzerland featuring 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, North America and Mexico. During their first USA tour in 2018 the B side of their single "Queen Of The Pill" was featured as "Coolest Song in the World" on Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius XM radio and the bands songs are regularly played on The Rodney Bingenheimer Show. 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).
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 King Khan (King Khan & The Shirnes) who produced the 7”vinyl single Be Myself/ Queen Of The Pill (Voodoo Rhythm 2018). The Jackets recently released their fourth LP "Queen Of The Pill" in June of 2019 on Voodoo Rhythm Records, produced by King Khan and mixed and mastered by Jim Diamond (White Stripes).