"Jet" is a rock band from Melbourne, Australia, whose debut album ''Get Born'', released in 2003, has so far sold over 2.5 million copies throughout the world. The band draws its influences from groups such as The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, The Kinks, AC/DC, Oasis and The Rolling Stones.
Brothers Nic and Chris Cester grew up in Melbourne listening to classic rock from the 1960s and 1970s such as The Who, The Easybeats, The Faces and notably The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. They decided to form a band with Cameron Muncey and Mark Wilson. The band took their name from a song on Wings's 1973 album ''Band on the Run''. They started to play gigs around Melbourne. "Radio Song", from their album ''Get Born'', was written about the troubles that the band had getting recognition during this time period.
In 2002, the band pressed the ''Dirty Sweet EP'' drawing its name from the T.Rex song "Get It On (Bang A Gong)". While the band only pressed 1,000 copies, there was such a demand that they pressed 1,000 more. The timing of this record coincided with the breakthrough of The Vines, meaning that international interest in Australian rock bands was high. ''NME'' obtained a copy...
|years active||2001 – present|
|music genre||Garage rock|
|current members|| Nic Cester|
Mark Wilson (musician)