WhiskeyJack is a six-member band comprised of musicians who have toured for many years; recorded either is session work or for record labels; and have many musical credits to their respective names. (click on the About Us button). Most of the members have extensive backgrounds in live performance and have hundreds to even a couple thousand 'gigs' in the past 30+ years.
Even though WhiskeyJack is primarily a Festival and Corporate Entertainment band; they still truly enjoy performing for clubs, private functions, and wedding receptions.
WhiskeyJack provides not only top shelf cover/original material, but also actually 'entertains'; which means they are fun to listen to and fun to watch.
"We believe in giving the audience what they expect, and not just a live jukebox to listen to. So many bands are excellent in their collective musicianship, but are very boring to watch. We have fun on stage and with each other; and mostly with our audiences."
WhiskeyJack can offer a FULL presskit to any organization, club, entertainment coordinator, etc. Please contact us via the provided button on the Home Page.
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From all of us in WhiskeyJack....Greetings, Felicitations, Hello, Hola, Osaiyo, Origato, Yo, Howdy, Aloha, Hey Dog.....................
WhiskeyJack Formed in early 2006, WhiskeyJack is comprised of 5 central Illinois musicians with diverse backgrounds. Four of the five band members have 30+ years of musical performance and touring backgrounds. Their main focus is creating music with a fresh and exciting approach of acoustic-laced instrumentation with additions of non-traditional instruments and intensive vocal harmonies. Realizing that there is an enormous demand for such a project; B&W set out to form a unique blend of classic acoustic rock as well as contemporary and Indie music. Instrumentation includes Acoustic Guitars, Ukulele, Native American flute, Latin percussion, 5/6 string Basses, and Piano/Synthesizers. Arrangements are intricately designed to compliment exceptionally delivered vocals and vocal harmonies. One can hear influences of artists that range from John Mayer to CSNY to the Beatles and every artist that focused on Acoustic-based rock. Briana Stodden has been recognized as one of the finest vocalists on the professional circuit. She has a wonderfully crafted, sensual voice that is the main vocal component is B&W. Additionally, Stacy Doty has an impressive background of accomplishments. He toured many years with the Nancy Hays show. He was signed to AMI Records and had radio airplay with songs that he had written. He also wrote a top 40 hit that was number 4 on the Billboard Charts that a very well recognized artist recorded. Kenny Hays, Randal Rhoads, and Greg Lawyer have also done extensive touring and are considered top notch musicians and instrumentalists.
Band Member Info:
Briana Stodden--Vocals and Percussion. Vocalist with superb, sensual and engaging style. Very original and exceptional range. Ill definately be watching for this band in the months to come (excerpt from Illinois Entertainer)** Stacy Doty--Acoustic Guitars, Native American Flute, Vocals. Musician/Vocalist for 40 years. Toured nationally with the Nancy Hays show. Artist with A.M.I. records. Background vocal sessionist with FMMG. Penned a song that was recorded by Glen Campbell in the late 80's.** Kenny Hays--Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Ukelele. Guitarist extrordinare. Musician for 40 years. Considered one of the best guitarists in the Midwest. Toured nationally.** Randal Rhoads--Keys, Synthesizers, Vocals. Musician for 40 years. Toured nationally with bands for many years. Excellent and original style with a vast repoirtore of experience and material.** Greg Lawyer--Bass Guitar 4,5, 6 String, Vocals. Musician for 40 years. Exceptionally gifted musician. Well versed in other instrumentation. Toured nationally