Caroline Nesbø: Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Gavin Baker: Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Hywell Dinsdale: Drummer
Ian Scanlon: Bass and vocals
Brief Band History:
The 'band' began when Gavin met Caroline and decided to be 'close' friends. After much playing guitar together Alasdair MacClean of the Clientele recorded Jet Johnson with Howard Monk of Billy Mahonie on the drums. The track will be on a forthcoming compilation album and a single is also planned for later this year. The first Jet Johnson gig occurred in August 1999 when Gavin played alone supporting Songs: Ohia in London, Caroline was in Canada. The second gig was due to occur on July 23rd supporting the Relict but Gavin fell off a scooter and broke his hand. The gig will now hopefully go ahead in August.
Caroline listened to alot of hard and dark Norwegian gothic music throughout her childhood. Gavin listened to the more peaceful sound of English folk rock. And of course there is the more mundane: beatles, black sabbath, and so on Both extensively read science fiction and this has a massive influence on how they see their lives and how their lives fit in to where modern life is taking us.
Life changing albums
Caroline: The Cure - Pornography taught me that magnificent things can come out of severe depression.
Motorpsycho - Demon Box taught me that magnificent things can come out of severe aggression.
Aerial M - songs from the shark-cage. taught me that magnificent things can come out of Dave Pajo
Gavin: Bob Dylan's 'Bringing It All Back Home' album: I was at home aged 9 or 10 playing lego listening to subterranean homesick blues as it was fast and then I played the b-side: four long acoustic pieces and I thought: yeah: words....
Jimi Hendrix - 'Are You Experienced?' and 'Axis Bold As Love' double mid price cassette: I bought on holiday aged 11. The Guitar playing, sounds like he isn't using a guitar but it is straight from his head.
Captain Beefheart - 'Trout Mask Replica': My father borrowed it from a weird librarian he worked with when I was 15, it was laughable, I thought it was so bad... and then gradually you play it more and more and you start to hum things and see the intricacies and you realise that it is the most inventive and intense guitar album ever made.
Tom Waits - 'Heart of Saturday Night': it's so cheesy and all lovey
How can fans get in-touch with your band?
PO Box 26337, London, N8 8WZ, UK
What are your plans for the future, releases, tours etc..?
Thursday 15th March at The Bullingdon Arms in Oxford with The Monsoon Bassoon, The Oedipus, Stanton, and Meanwhile Back in Communist Russia.
Friday 16th March at The Freebutt in Brighton with The Oedipus and Stanton.
Wednesday 21st March at The Verge in Kentish Town, London with The Oedipus, Stanton and Silver Rocket DJ action (£3).
These three dates are in promotion of the release in March of the 'First Push of the Rolling Pram' - RPM001 - compilation album on Roll Push Move Records.
Featuring Jet Johnson, Glider, Stanton, The Oedipus, Kazumi FX, Ricaine, Deslavo.
Available in shops and orderable from Kino Eye: http://fly.to/kino-eye
Or Norman Records: www.normanrecords.com
Unit 1 Armley Park Court, Stanningley Road, Leeds, LS12 2AE, UK
A Jet Johnson single: 'Mr Bones' and 'Canada Song' will be released on Becalmed Records in May. More details soon.
Also Jet Johnson will appear on the Big Scary Monsters compilation CD
entitled 'No Objection' along with lots of other bands including:
San Quentin, Ainey, No Comply, Element, Nerve Engine, Teflon Monkey, MMA, Pusha, Sist, Zerotonin and Supercoolwater.
This will out at the end of March. www.bigscarymonsters.co.uk
Big Scary Monsters, 12 Hunters Close, Grove, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 OPX