About the Band

Jay Rakes, leader of The Jay Rakes Band, is considered to be a leader and innovator of driving guitar focused music on the Eastern Seaboard. His influences are many, and include rock legends Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, Frank Marino and Gary Moore. The Jay Rakes Band is Jay’s second rockin’ band and has further enabled him to continue his expansion on his musical vision. His first album, “Perfect Tension” featured the musicians:  Alan Felder on drums and George Gaydos on bass.  On next new CD “Charged Up”, Jay was backed by a powerhouse rhythm section that includes Bill Landon on Bass and Cody Thornton on Drums.  “Charged Up” is now burning up the Guitar scene with all new and rocking music!

Whether you are listening to the JRB’s debut CD, “Perfect Tension” their second album “Charged Up” or their all new album “All Aboard”, you will hear every member shine through on each track. Once you hear the music clips it will be easy to see why the Jay Rakes Band is a must-see, whether they open for a National Act (like Pat Travers Band, Yngwie Malmsteen, or King’s X), or if you are lucky enough to get in the door when they play a venue as the headliner.

In any case, The Jay Rakes Band will amaze you with a wall of sound, memorable writing and a flurry of intricate musicianship that is sure to amaze every ear.