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Home Bru’d Presents: Jetty | 95.5 WBRU

Do you remember when Prince was on Apollonia?  No?  Well it’s kind of like when Jetty was on WBRU.

Right before the Purple Rain fell and washed away everyone’s previous expectations of what a band could do, there was a moderately known band of extremely talented, hard working musicians, living for their craft.

I’m a sucker for the live experience and when I first heard Jetty’s studio recordings, I immediately dismissed them as being too polished and not capable of being reproduced live…  I was wrong.

I watched them play one of their first shows at C.S.’s launch party for her cross-continental bike ride and was flabbergasted.  How had my trained ears deceived me?  Alas it was not my ears.  It was my expectations.  Excuse me for tooting my own horn here, but I’ve been at this a while.  Without getting into my beautiful life’s story, I will say this:  I know what it means to feel the power of music…  especially in a live setting and I quickly came to understand that these classic New England millennials do as well. 

If you’re ever fortunate enough to catch one of Jetty’s live sets, I think you’ll find it hard to escape this same sentiment.

What we have here is a band on the brink of enrapturing masses with a universal sound that is both accessible and edgy.  One part Jamiroquai.  One part Justin Timberlake.  One part crack cocaine.  

If you don’t believe me, your welcome to challenge the idea yourself on August 9th.  Jetty takes the sage at The Met in Pawtucket, RI as they join forces with New England Hero’s and Warp Tour main stage veterans, Bad Rabbits

In the meantime, this oughta wet your whistle.

Much <3

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