Originally The Jake Johnson Band, Jake J and the Killjoys deliver fresh blood rock n roll attitude with a louder than life new sound. Influenced by mentors such as Alice Cooper, Doug Aldrich, Richie Sambora, and famed bassist Hugh McDonald, Jake has developed a musical style with classic aggressive guitar tones, catchy choruses, and a fearless stage presence. Jake's towering 6' 7" frame makes for the perfect frontman ready to command an audience of any size.
"Jake Johnson is an incredible blues guitarist"
- Alice Cooper
Jake will be releasing his new EP, Rude Awakening, April 28th, 2017. Fans can look forward to hearing old school rock and roll with modern pop melodies in songs such as Beautiful Hell and Getting Older.
Jake has opened for artists such as Blue Oyster Cult, April Wine, Night Ranger, Kix, Slaughter, and Vince Neil. Jake has been a featured artist for Seymour Duncan and has been a repeat artist at the Sundance Film Festival. Jake is also a two time KISS KRUISE performer working alongside KISS, Steel Panther, Lita Ford, Extreme, Big Rock Show, The Biters, The Dives, Derek St Holmes, and others. On February 18th, 2017, The Jake Johnson Band opened for Bon Jovi at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The show had a record attendance of 18,000+ people. On March 16th, 2018, Jake J and the Killjoys opened for Bon Jovi in Jake's hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Get ready for the next generation of volume!
Jake Johnson - Lead Vocals / Lead Guitar
Jacob Bishop - Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Dustin Rex Brewer - Vocals / Bass
Cody Waggett - Vocals / Drums