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Bob Ray and Tony Cotton better known as THE JETS have had 9 chart hit records and have become the top 50’s style R’n’roll band around!

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IN THE BEGINNING!

First formed in 1974 as four piece Rock’n’Roll band , specialising in the ’50s era, then using the name BRAD. After various line up changes and learning the trade the band settled on a three piece line up and a name change in 1978.

BROTHERS 
THE JETS were now a family concern. Eldest brother Bob on lead vocals and double bass. Ray the middle brother on lead guitar and vocals, last but certainly not least youngest brother Tony on drums and yes, you’ve guessed it vocals. A three piece band playing with as much energy and full sound as a six piece outfit.
RECORDS 
A recording career soon came around and the three brothers were snapped up by record company giants EMI, achieving Top Twenty hit records and albums (9 hit records listed in the Guinness book of hit records). Pop videos and of course TV shows, Top of the pops etc, gave The Jets valuable experience and chance to travel the world doing what they do best. 
The Eleventh and latest Album, “Bolt of Lightning” is out now.

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TOURING. 
Touring has been in THE JETS blood since ’78, Scandinavia, Europe, Japan, USA have all been visited, headlining their own tours and as part of the bill on numerous festivals with such artists as Sting, Boy George, Robert Plant, Right Said Fred, Cliff Richard, Shakin’ Stevens, as well as Original ’50’s artists, Carl Perkins, Jack Scott, Elvis’ drummer D.J.Fontana (who actually played drums with the Jets), Charlie Gracie, The Crickets, The Teenagers and British rockers Marty Wilde, Wee Willie Harris, Billy Fury…etc. 
If there is a multi-cultural festival happening and a LIVE Rock’n’Roll band with real live Guitar, Drums(not tapes, loops, sequencers or computers) and a Double Bass pounding away and being used as some sort of climbing frame, then THE JETS will be somewhere on the bill.

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THEATRES TO THE N.E.C. 
Not only will you find THE JETS playing to dance audiences but you will also just as easily find them appearing across the length and breadth of the country at various Theatres. 
The Motorcycle Show at the N.E.C. played host to the Cotton brothers for three years in succession. Over 180,000 people attended the shows and The Jets are certainly not strangers to a lot of them, some would have definitely seen the lads Headline at the famous Isle of Man TT races street party , if not at two of the previous Bike shows. The lads regularly play various balls, parties, corporate functions, car shows, ski resorts….etc.

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MAKING PLANS 
Plans for THE JETS include further tours of the Theatres and of course numerous club dates around Gt.Britain. Another trip to Japan, with dates in the pipeline for shows in the USA and Australia plus all the regular trips to Europe. With the release of the eleventh album “Bolt of Lightning”, the Jets will be promoting their unique brand of R’n’R world-wide….(to be continued)  

WHO SAID ROCK’N’ROLL WAS DEAD!?

Discography

SINGLES LABEL CAT No
 

Rockabilly Baby / James Dean. Soho      SH3
Sleep R’n’R / Hey Baby Soho SH6
Who’s that knocking / I seen ya!    EMI            5134      
Let’s get it on / Hit it on. EMI    5167
Sugar Doll / Love Bug. EMI 5211
Yes tonite Josephine / Hideaway EMI 5247
Love makes the world go round / I’m just a score. EMI 5262
Somebody to love / Mandy EMI    5342
The Honeydripper / Tonite Tonite EMI 5289
Blue skies / Tonite will be allright EMI 5405
Rockin’ around the Xmas tree / Hold on Honey PRT   7P297
Heatwave / Ring and Ring PRT JETS 1
Party Doll / Best Looking girl in town PRT   JETS 2

7″ EP’s

Rockabilly Baby / James Dean /Sleep R’n’Roll / Hey Baby LIGHTNING LREP 1
Alligator come across / Wallflower /Ring and Ring / My Girlfriend. JETSET EP001
Treat your man / Stare,Stare,Stare / Kiss Me / Cheap Shots KRYPTON KRYPEP005

CASSETTES

JETS EMI TCEMC3356
100% COTTON EMI    TCEMC3399
JETS LIVE   JETSET JETSC001
15 ROCKIN’ YEARS    KRYPTON KRYPC201
ALL FIRED UP KRYPTON KRYPC202
TURN UP THE GUITAR   KRYPTON KRYPC203

VINYL ALBUMS

JETS EMI      EMC3356
100% COTTON EMI EMC3399
SESSION OUT   NERVOUS NERD021
COTTON PICKIN’ KRYPTON KRYP200
15 ROCKIN’ YEARS KRYPTON      KRYP201
ALL FIRED UP KRYPTON KRYP202

COMPACT DISCS

SESSION OUT         NERVOUS NERD021
COTTON PICKIN’     KRYPTON KRYP200
15 ROCKIN’ YEARS KRYPTON KRYP201
ALL FIRED UP    KRYPTON KRYP202
TURN UP THE GUITAR KRYPTON KRYP203
ONE FOR THE ROAD KRYPTON KRYP204
STARE,STARE,STARE    KRYPTON KRYP205
THE CLASSIC COLLECTION   KRYPTON KRYP206
THE EARLY ‘80 ROCKWELL 1452
BOLT OF LIGHTNING KRYPTON KRYP207
THE SINGLES Rocktone RT111

 

THE JETS IN ACTION

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