Multi award-winning Melbourne-based trio, Jetty Road, have become the latest country stars to ink a licensing deal with independent record label, Social Family Records, who will also take over distribution of their current album, Hearts On Fire, whilst the band prepares to write and record their next record. They join a strong current roster of artists, including 2018 Golden Guitar finalists, Gretta Ziller and songwriting legend, Matt Scullion, as well as Jason Owen, Andrew Swift, Hayley Jensen, The Buckleys, and Kristy James.
“We’re thrilled to be joining the team at Social Family Records. We believe they will be a great fit for us musically; we’re very excited for what lies ahead.” – Jetty Road
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Paula, Lee and Julian in the past, so I’m excited to have that opportunity again. The three of them are wonderful musicians and awesome people – it’ll be a pleasure to support them on their journey as they get back into the studio for what is sure to be another excellent release from Jetty Road.” – Nardia Drayton, Label Manager, Social Family Records
Paula and Lee Bowman (identical twins) and Julian Sammut are Jetty Road. They have a sound described as a tapestry of pop and country, with a hint of folk. Imagine The Corrs, Fleetwood Mac and The Dixie Chicks all rolled into one with a unique Australian flavour.
January 2018 marks their 13-year anniversary together and it’s easy to see the progression from their humble beginnings at Australia’s Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2005, busking on Tamworth’s famous Peel Street through to winning Golden Guitar Awards.
Over the years, they’ve travelled the world doing Australia proud during numerous international tours and major North American festival appearances, playing main stage performances at festival giants Big Valley Jamboree (Canada), WE Fest (US), Havelock Jamboree (Canada), Merritt Mountain CM Festival (Canada), plus Norway and Switzerland’s famous Vinstra and Trucker & Country Festivals. They have played alongside the cream of country music including Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson, Dwight Yoakam and Glen Campbell.
The trio has received a multitude of awards and accolades along the way, taking home two Golden Guitars (and receiving multiple nominations), an APRA Award nomination, five Southern Star Independent Artist of Australia Awards and a stack of number one charting country songs to their name.