Elvis Jackson

Artist bio

Elvis Jackson is a special rock group that has developed its own musical expression with a help of ska, punk, hard core, reggae and metal influences. The band was formed at the end of 1997 and had its first concert after only two practices. Since then the band is known by its crazy live performances full of positive energy that stays with you for a lifetime.

In 1999 their first album Move Your Feet it's One O'clock (Rock'n'Roll Rec.) was released. In 2000 followed their second Go Home and Practice (Rock'n'Roll Rec.) and in 2003 their third album Summer Edition (EJ Rec/ Multimedia). In cooperation with German record company Grover Rec. the Summer Edition was released and promoted also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, and in cooperation with Italian record company Rude Rec. in Italy, Spain and even Japan. The band had concerts in numerous clubs, halls and festivals all over Europe. They made thousands of kilometers through Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In all, they've played over 600 shows, a lot of them outside Slovenia. They've played with well-known names, such as Fishbone, Toasters, Looking Up, Burning Heads, Murphy's Law, Vice Squad, Subhumans, Edna's Goldfish, The Offspring, Asian Dub Foundation, Vandals, D.O.A., Goldfinger, Citizen Fish, Propagandhi, Ska P and NoFx.

In the years following the third album, the band made a lot of changes, the important one being finding new drummer. Now, with the newest album Elvis Jackson - David Kovca - Buda (vocals), Botjan Beltram - Berto (guitar), Erik Makuc - Slavc (bass guitar) and Marko Sorak - Soki (drums) - is a team that is more harmonious and creative than ever.

Fourteen new songs for the new Against the Gravity album were recorded over the summer of 2008 in cooperation with producer Bill Gould (Faith No More bass player; prod. credit: Faith No More, Brujeria, Beatsteaks, Kultur Shock) in the best Slovenian recording studios RSL in Novo mesto. The mixing was done in the Radio Star Studios in the USA by Rich Veltrop (Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine, Slayer, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy with South Park, Spinal Tap, David Coverdale, 311, Buddy Guy, L.A. Guns and Toto), and the mastering by the renowned John Cuniberti (Aerosmith, Davea Matthews, The Grateful Dead, Tracy Chapman, Dead Kennedys, Joe Satirani).

This time the group presented itself as extremely mature. Their songs are multilayered, energetic, dynamically playful, and yet melodic. Against The Gravity therefore offers power, variety, and drive. The lyrics are either socially critical or reflections and feelings stemming from the surrounding world.

Elvis Jackson have a reputation of a band that wins you over in an instant - with their directness, energy, perfection and natural charisma. This was confirmed also by many musical awards, especially the ones they've received for their live performances.

Elvis Jackson is a professionally organized group. Booking and management is run by Sandi Maver (Kurz Rock Vibe Agency). Emir Beirevic and Nenad Munjak - Nancy, who have been an essential part of the group for many years now, are the ones responsible for the sound, technical and stage support. Together with the band they turn even the most complex show into a party with lots of fun.