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The House Jacks

The House Jacks of San Francisco are the original "rock band without instruments." Using nothing more than their five voices (and mouths), they deliver everything from blistering funk to screaming rock to heart-melting ballads for their ever-growing legions of fans. These pioneering musicians have performed thousands of shows and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music. Their radio spots for Rick Dees Top 40 have been heard by 50 million listeners on 330 U.S. radio stations and 50 other stations around the world. Their jingles for radio stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco have been heard by over 1.5 million listeners. Their music can also be heard in places as far-reaching as movie soundtracks and computer operating systems.

The House Jacks have performed thousands of shows at Stadiums (from Fenway to Candlestick), Theaters/Clubs (from Carnegie Hall to the House of Blues), Colleges (from Dartmouth to Stanford), Festivals (from The World Expo to the Black and White Ball), in locations around the US and internationally, including France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Japan and Singapore, where they have appeared with Ray Charles, James Brown, Train, LL Cool J, the Neville Brothers, Bill Clinton, Crosby Stills and Nash, the Pointer Sisters, Live, Nia Peeples, Johnny Clegg, 5 Blind Boys of Alabama, Colin Powell, the Temptations, George Carlin, Pam Tillis, The Four Tops, The Gap Band, Tower of Power, Starship, Jon Secada, Run-DMC, and many others.

Brief Group History:
1991: Formed in September, and by December win Grand Prize in the SF International Caroling Competition
1992: Best Group & Best Arrangement in NorCal Harmony Sweepstakes
1993: Life in a Bounder: Over 250 shows in one year!
1994: NAKED NOISE released, the world's first all-vocal rock album.
1995: Signed to Warner Brothers' Tommy Boy records
1996: Performed for President Bill Clinton
1997: FUNKWICH released, garnering international radio play and performances at Carnegie Hall
1998: Jingles galore (Mancow, Rick Dees' top 40, etc.)
1999: NAKED FUNK released in Europe, launching the band's international touring 2000: The band starts taking unrehearsed audience requests!
2001: DRIVE released, a complete concert of unreleased songs
2002: Many national TV appearances (Next Big Star, 30 Seconds to Fame, etc) 2003: UNBROKEN released, the band's through-composed concept album
2004: Unbroken wins Pop/Rock Album of the Year and Song of the Year in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards
2005: The year of the circus: FITCHY & GRIKKO released!
2006: Another live album: Get Down Mr. President!!! GDMP wins runner-up CARA award for Best Contemporary Pop/Rock Album
2007: The Jacks embark on their 25th European tour!
2008: The House Jacks record a documentary movie soundtrack

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