You can't design rock 'n' roll at the drawing board. You have to feel it from within, be really passionate if you want to play this music authentically and convincingly. Flo ´The Fly` Kraemer, guitarist with Berlin rock group Travelin Jack, refers to this phenomenon as "self-entertainment," putting his band's philosophy in a nutshell. He and his three comrades-in-arms, vocalist Alia Spaceface, bassist Steve Burner and drummer Montgomery Shell, are prototypes of passionate rock musicians who won't be deterred from following their chosen path.
This enthusiasm and their uncompromising attitude is the seed that has borne fruit on their upcoming new album Commencing Countdown. The annals of rock music will be enhanced by another colorful chapter. This motto is emphasized by the visual trademarks of their explosive live show - the make-up, the platform shoes and the glitter outfits which Travelin Jack are set to don when they present their album Commencing Countdown live on stage soon. As the legendary David Bowie would probably have commented: "I don`t know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring!"
Founded in summer 2013, Travelin Jack have developed into one of Germany's most unusual rock acts over the past four years, establishing their inimitable style, which is tailored to the vocals of Alia Spaceface, with two successful tours and shows at important festivals beyond the German borders. The general flair of Commencing Countdown may bring to mind great rock groups from the '70s, such as Thin Lizzy, Rush, Scorpions and Deep Purple, but the Berlin band's compositions and the warm, analogue production of their new album are both contemporary and modern.