Cherry Bar Launch Sat 25th April, Melbourne (ANZAC DAY)
A Scottish/Australian, South Korean, Mexican and South African form Melbourne grungy party punk rock band Lieutenant Jam. Lieutenant Jam are a kaleidoscope of genres ranging from the punk origins of NOFX and the Clash, the grunge of Nirvana and with lyrics in the style of The Libertines and the Arctic Monkeys.
The band consist of 3 songwriters and a shredding artist; A Robert Plant vocal ranging singer, a disgruntled jazz turned rock guitarist, metal drummer and a bass player keeping them in line combine to smash up the stage, launch the odd obscenity while launching out refreshing distorted soundwaves.
The band prides itself on creating the wild House Party on Wheels Festival it runs with over 40 bands smashing it out in people’s living rooms and venues.
Lieutenant Jam consists of Anthony Ross on lead vocals, Joel Melbourne on lead guitar, SaintJohn Simpson on Bass and Fernando Castaneda on drums.
The band’s reputation is building after playing over 70 shows since 2012. They have performed at Glastonbury 2013, St.Kilda Festival 2014, Sydney Rd St Festival 2014, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014 and Darebin Music Feast in 2012. They have created 6 renegade music festivals entitled 'House Party on Wheels' over 2 years with 25-45 bands playing at each. Lieutenant Jam have played at establishments such as The Espy, Cherry Bar, The Evelyn, Ding Dong Lounge, The Vineyard, Revolver, The Workers Club, 303, Pony, The Toff, The Tote, The Brunswick Hotel, The Reverence. They have also toured Hobart, Adelaide and the UK.
The band's diverse writing styles come from Anthony's (screenwriter) narrative writing within his lyrics, Joel's English influenced rhymes within rock (Diverse taste in genres from being a triple R band booker) and Fernando's metal inspired technical wizardary (The Mexican music instrumental genius).
The band has featured on indie100.com, Triple R 3RRR FM, Inpress, Beat Magazine and high figures on tripleJ Unearthed and Reverb Nation.
Lieutenant Jam’s tracks