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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: JUMPIN' JUPITER
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Story behind your band/artist name: It was an exclamation of excitement back in the day. The pre- waking hours of rock & roll. It was also the name of a game produced by a company in Alexandria. Our guitar player is a collector of antique toys and brout it home. A hilarious toy, great graphics, and we needed a name. The astral area is limitless as well so there's that....
Band Members: Patrick Cavanaugh- all guitar, Douglas Hoeksrta- drum pounder, Louie Newmyer- bass banger, Jay Jenc- song singer
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Arlington, va-
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: In the past 25 years, Pat, Doug,& Jay have continued to remain together with 5 different bass players passing through. First full on rock and roll band to grace the stage at the now shuttered IOTA club & cafe, as well as one of the last. Almost took a very lucrative gig on July 4th on a barge on the Potomac River, between the 14th & Roosevelt Bridge, until we found we would be loaded on the bridge at 11am and remain there until after the fireworks had ended, playing 2-3 sets leading up to the fireworks display. They promised to visit us in their fancy boats with food and irls in bikinis and snacks, but we just couldn't do it....
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Jay has secretly been a working chef in the Metropolitan area the whole time! Patrick builds guitars and repairs stringed wood instruments. Douglas has a side project, SPACE COSSACKS, that occasionally goes on tours with other awesome surf bands. Louie plays in countless other projects, is of Armands Pizza family royalty, and played bass for Ringo Start at one time.
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/JUMPIN-JUPITER-119128746401/
Other Links: Rockabillyhalloffame.com
Main Genre: Rock
Other Genres: Rockabilly, swing, surf, vintage country, garage, blues, country, hillbilly, old time, psychobilly