Jay R is the former lead singer of English sleaze rock revivalists, JackViper and current lead singer for Pavement Entertainment (USA) recording artist, Snake Bite Whisky.
Snake Bite Whisky was formed in December 2014 and has quickly established themselves as Australia’s number one sleaze band and are rapidly gaining a large following in the international Glam/Sleaze scene. Likened to early Guns N’ Roses with a healthy dose of Motörhead, the Snakes are determined to bring the style and attitude of the eighties sunset strip scene, kicking and screaming into the present with their heady mix of Punk and Heavy Metal injected Sleaze Rock.
2015 they released their debut digital split single, “Lost Saints/Cruel and Indiscreet” which is enjoying widespread radio play in the United States and the U.K with “Lost Saints” charting at number 4 on TBFM (the U.K’s largest internet based rock radio station) charts and frontman, Jay R being nominated for best singer 2015 at the TBFM awards in the U.K! 2016 has seen Snake Bite Whisky grow rapidly. They released the garage e.p. “Two Steps To Oblivion” which has received extensive airplay in the U.K and U.S.A. They signed endorsement deals with Coldcock Whiskey and Dirtbag clothing.
From debut split EP ‘Lost Saints/Cruel and Indiscreet’ is ‘Lost Saints’.
2016 has seen Snake Bite Whisky grow rapidly. They released the garage e.p. “Two Steps To Oblivion” which has received extensive airplay in the U.K and U.S.A. They signed endorsement deals with Coldcock Whiskey and Dirtbag clothing. In July, played a headline show in Tijuana, Mexico and played at the 15th annual Cruefest at the Whisky ago-go in Hollywood, U.S.A. Whilst in Hollywood they recorded a new e.p with up and coming producer, Jerry Jade. The e.p is called “Dirty” and was released on the 31st of October 2016.
From the EP ‘Dirty’ Snake Bite Whisky are up to no good in ‘Shoot You Down’.
In September 2017 the band signed a global deal with Pavement Entertainment (USA). who will be releasing their debut album, “This Side Of Hell” in June 2018 to be distributed by Sony Red and will be embarking on tours across Mexico, U.S.A, Australia, United Kingdom and Europe in the latter half of 2018.
With Jay R on Vocals, Dave Arens on Guitars, Stacii Blake on Bass and last but least Al “Ace” Bukva on Drums, Snake Bite Whisky are Full throttled, no compromise, in yer face sleaze soaked rock n’ roll. A much needed injection of nitro glycerine,heavy rock with attitude and flair in a dull music scene. Undoubtedly the most dangerous and intense live band in Australia. This is a band for people who like their rock turned to eleven, their sex dirty and their booze flowing!
Let’s see what Jay R has to say about Vocalzone!
“I have tried many different throat lozenges over the years but exclusively use Vocalzone since coming across them in the U.K when playing in JackViper in London. It’s the only lozenge that helps my voice survive the rigors of the rock ‘n roll lifestyle on the road and in the studio.”