Interview with Jimi Hocking (The Screaming Jets)

Due to popular demand, The Jets will take their extensive catalogue of classic hits and the new covers album Gotcha Covered back on the road for the Summer of 2018/2019. Casper got to chat to Jimi Hocking regarding what to expect from this amazing run of shows!


The set list is a heady mix of fan favourite Jets originals, rotating alongside Gotcha Covered tracks and a few surprises from the band’s back catalogue, which spans 30 years of songs… punters are in for a treat!

In July 2018, The Screaming Jets released their 8th studio album Gotcha Covered. It made a top 20 debut on the ARIA Albums Chart, and peaked at #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart and the AIR Albums Chart. First single “Wedding Ring” received high rotation on Triple M playlists nationally as well as other discerning rock stations around the country!

Gotcha Covered features iconic songs such as Goanna’s “Razor’s Edge”, The Easybeats “Wedding Ring”, Men At Work’s “Overkill and Dragon’s “Rain”. Every track on Gotcha Covered offers up a rebirthed Australian classic, stamped with the unique sound that is synonymous with The Screaming Jets.

Stamped as “The best live band I have ever witnessed…” (Neil Jeffreys Kerrang magazine), The Screaming Jets’ Gotcha Covered – The Tour set will feature a treasure trove of Jets classics including “Better”, “Helping Hand”, “October Grey”, “Shine On” and “C’Mon”, just to name a few, combined with a rotating selection of gems from Gotcha Covered.

Songs from Tear of Thought and All For One and recent Hot Metal Album Of the Year offering Chrome, sit brilliantly alongside Hoodoo Gurus’ “Right Time”, The Angels’ “Shadowboxer” and Radio Birdman’s “Aloha Steve & Dano”.  The Radiators’ “Gimme Head” was always destined to be a crowd pleaser and it doesn’t disappoint.

Never a band to be held back by public opinion, The Jets have pulled out some of the their more controversial tunes in the recent live sets…. to a rapturous response from the audience. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!

The Screaming Jets will be joined on all dates by Melbourne rockers Palace Of The King, who have been tearing up international stages over the last two years.

THE SCREAMING JETS

GOTCHA COVERED – THE TOUR

With Special Guests Palace Of The King

Tickets on sale now

DECEMBER 2018 – JANUARY 2019

 FRI 7 DEC, O’DONOGHUES, EMU PLAINS, NSW

Tickets: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-screaming-jets-at-odonoghues/106276

SAT 8 DEC, CENTRAL HOTEL, SHELLHARBOUR, NSW

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/418830

FRI 14 DEC, THE FACTORY THEATRE, MARRICKVILLE, NSW

With special guests THE POOR

Tickets: http://bit.ly/FAC18-TheScreamingJets

SAT 15 DEC, THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE, NSW

Tickets: https://atools.io/tsj

FRI 21 DEC, THE GOVERNOR HINDMARSH, ADELAIDE, SA

Tickets: https://thegov.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?eventId=92481

SAT 22 DEC, CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE, VIC

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-screaming-jets-tickets-47103010372

FRI 28 DEC, KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL, KINGSCLIFF, NSW

With special guests THE POOR & Clam Sandwich

Tickets: http://kingscliffbeachhotel.oztix.com.au/?Event=92421

SAT 29 DEC, AUSSIE WORLD, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD

With special guests THE POOR & Clam Sandwich

Tickets: https://www.theshed.live/events/the-screaming-jets-gotcha-covered

FRI 4 JAN, WYONG LEAGUES, WYONG, NSW

Tickets: 02-43922799

SAT 5 JAN, LAURIETON UNITED SERVICES, LAURIETON, NSW

Tickets:  02-65599110

FRI 11 JAN, MATTHEW FLINDERS HOTEL, CHADSTONE, VIC

Tickets: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=88943

SAT 12 JAN,  YORK ON LILYDALE, MT EVELYN, VIC

Tickets: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=88944

THU 17 JAN, SHOALBAY COUNTRY CLUB, SHOALBAY, NSW

Tickets: https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v25b73727b16226/the-screaming-jets/

FRI 18 JAN, THE BRIDGE HOTEL, ROZELLE, VIC

 Tickets: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=92536

Tickets: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/screaming-jets-gotcha-covered-tour/106445?previewId=6c1d52cd-936f-4017-a978-1dd68f8fd1b4

Tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SCREAMJE19

SAT 19 JAN, PITTWATER RSL, PITTWATER, NSW

Tickets: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=PITTWATER_RSL&orgid=23722&schedule=list&eventId=6770

 

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