Do you like your Rock music to have crunchy guitar riffs soaring vocals and melodic songs that actually make you feel good?……well now you have the chance to see and hear all those things wrapped up together when new British music sensation The Jakals come to town and perform!
The Four piece from Brighton England are Chay Brewer, Lucas Cook, Jose Pinto and drummer Tom Strange and are here in the US on tour as well as the only UK band invited to play the Rocklahoma music festival at Pryor Oklahoma 10th – 13th July 2008.
The Jakals unique sound is a subtle blend of styles. A bit of The Rolling Stones, a hint of Guns and Roses along with shades of Free and Aerosmith, mixed up in a cauldron of driving blues riffs that make it seem somehow familiar as well as exciting original and fresh……… It’s got everything, passion, emotion, excitement and fun.
The Band have been together for just over four years and recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London at a special showcase to play amongst others their charity song “Farewell” written in conjunction with The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to highlight the dangers of world wide climate change.
All proceeds from the single are going to special projects within the WWF relating to environmental concerns and the band are naturally proud of this historic association and the good causes they are influencing.
The Jakals Tour Dates:
27 June The Lager House Detroit USA
28 June Planet Rock Battle Creek Michigan USA
29 June Zanies Too Indianapolis USA
1 July The Rudyard Kipling Louisville Kentucky USA
2 July Howlers Coyote Cafe Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
3 July 3rd And Lindsley Nashville, Tennessee USA
4 July TBC Memphis, Tennessee USA
5 July Neils Memphis Tennesse USA
7 July TBC Little Rock Arkansas USA
8 July TBC Tulsa Oklahoma USA
12 July Rocklahoma USA Pryor Oklahoma USA
15 July Dirty Jacks Cincinnati Ohio USA
It is hard for me to believe that is has almost been 20 years since Pretty Boy Floyd’s debut, Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz. It has been a long time since I listened to this disc, as I only picked up a copy of this CD, only recently. I once owned a copy of this on cassette tape, but that tape bit the dust a long time ago.
I somewhat recall the band having a sound similar to Motley Crue, but aside from the title track, I could not remember much of the album.
Steve Stevens vocals do remind me of Vince Neil’s vocals from the Too Fast For Love album, but I believe the style of music is a little closer to Poison than Motley Crue. I don’t think Pretty Boy Floyd is as good as either of those two bands. I did enjoy their songs, Rock & Roll, the Motley Crue Cover, Toast of the Town, and the title track, Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz, but aside from that, I found this to be fairly standard stuff. This is a CD for hair/glam metal fans only.
Pretty Boy Floyd will reunite for the Rocklahoma Music Festival on Saturday July 12th. If you are looking for a copy of Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz, prior to the show, you can purchase the CD at this link.
For more information on Pretty Boy Floyd, check out the band’s myspace page.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz
2. Rock & Roll
3. Wild Angels
4. 48 Hours
5. Toast of the Town
6. Rock and Roll Outlaws
7. Only the Young
8. Last Kiss
9. Your Mama Won’t Know
10. I Wanna Be With You
11. Slam Dunk
12. She’s My Baby
13. Two Hearts
Pretty Boy Floyd is:
Steve “Sex” Summers – lead Vocals
Kristy “Krash” Majors – guitar
Vinnie Chas – bass
Kari “The Mouth” Kane – drums