By first appearances THE JACKPOT CLUB would seem like just another rockabilly or blues band. Take a twangy guitar, a thumpin’ bass, mix in a swingin’ drummer, salt to taste, etc. But after listening to THE JACKPOT CLUB take the crowd through a set or two of music you begin to realize that this is much more than just a ‘rockabilly’ or ‘classic rock’ band! Nobody would take the crowd (in just one set, mind you) from rock-n-roll of classics like ‘Stray Cat Strut’ or ‘Seven Nights To Rock’, to a rocked-up Cajun swing ‘Jambalaya’ or ‘King of the Road’? Who would dare move from the Las Vegas swing of Sam Butera to Nick Lowe’s punky power-pop to Louis Jordan’s rhythm and boogie?
Only one band dares to and THE JACKPOT CLUB dares to and does!
THE JACKPOT CLUB was hatched from the semi-fertile mind of vocalist/guitarist Andy Winston. A true rock & rollsoul (Citizen Fear, The Tickets, Spindizzys, ‘Lectric Chairs, MOJOMASTER!), Andy was raised around the swingin’ sounds of Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima and Count Basie before discovering the sound of the electric guitar. The 1980’sand 90’s saw Andy spending over 1,000 nights on stage with Orange County power-pop stars The Tickets. As you know, there are a lot of ‘revivalist’ and ‘fashionable’ classic rock and tribute bands out there, but Andy couldn’t and wouldn’t let THE JACKPOT CLUB play that game. “The filter through which I live music didn’t stop at 1959 or end with one artist. It continued through the electric blues of the 60’s, the 1970’s rock and punk, as much as it reaches back to the swing and blues of 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s”, says Andy. Did our hero achieve his dream?
Yes, he did! And you need to hear THE JACKPOT CLUB for yourself!
THE JACKPOT CLUB have added some brass and some sass to the sound with Hayden Vaughn on saxophone, rhythm guitar, percussion and vocals. Andy found Hayden, a multi-instrumentalist mutt, at the band-less musicians shelter and desperately in need of a forever band. Given the chance to play his horn and stroke guitar strings, Hayden almost always says ‘Yes!’
THE JACKPOT CLUB is now propelled by drummer Temo Spindle, who brings his 20 years of experience to the band. Starting with a borrowed drum kit at 15 in his hometown of Ensenada, Mexico, he progressed to studying with Ramon Yee while learning rock, pop, reggae and norteno styles of rhythm.
THE JACKPOT CLUB is at home on the largest of concert stages, having opened shows for national headline acts such as The Mavericks, Dick Dale and Jimmie Vaughan, as they are in the smallest of bars playing 4-5 sets of music and leading the party charge! And it’s in those hot and sweaty venues where the dance floor is swingin’ and the drinks are slingin’ where THE JACKPOT CLUB excels. Let them provide the soundtrack for your next event!