From roach infested clubs to sold out arenas, Jake J and the Killjoys deliver an out for blood stage show that brings horror aesthetic and heavy rock and roll together. These nocturnal nobodies from Nashville deliver an out for blood attitude with a unique sound that has been compared to Alice Cooper, My Chemical Romance, and Avenged Sevenfold. Although the band looks like boys next door that just crawled from their graves, Jake J and the Killjoys show no sign of stage fright as they’ve already opened for legendary acts such as Bon Jovi, KISS, Bret Michaels of Poison, RATT, Blue Oyster Cult, April Wine, and Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe.
“Jake is a great blues guitar player.”
- Alice Cooper
Mentored by rock and roll greats such as Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Doc McGhee, and Desmond Child, lead guitarist and frontman Jake Johnson holds nothing back when he takes the stage. Standing at 6’ 9” dressed in black, Jake commands the audience with a vicious Dracula like charm that is reminiscent of an evil David Bowie. Jake is also supported by Gibson Guitars and Marshall Amplification.
“Jake Johnson is a very determined young man... determined to rock. Watch out world!”
- Desmond Child
On September 22nd, 2017, Jake J and the Killjoys released their debut album with guest appearances by Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake and Dio) and Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi). The pop rock album was recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah at Rigby Road Studios, and was produced by Joel Pack. A year after the albums release, the band decided to go a heavier route and they began writing new material that was far heavier and more aggressive than their previous work. In the Spring of 2019, Jake J and the Killjoys went into Black Cat Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy Nominated producer, Jim Lightman, to record their new EP, “Strange Case.” This rock opera EP tells Jake’s very own Jekyll and Hyde story with aggressive vocals, soulful guitar solos, and lyrics inspired by classic horror films. “Strange Case” will be released in the summer of 2019.
Get ready for a rock band that’s as haunting as they are loud!