As a band Jester are both heavy rock and punky pop, which creates an interesting sound which I have no doubt will become Jester’s own signature sound. They are re-inventing that gritty yet danceable rock and soul sound which was originally coined by groups like The Cure and re-inventing it for 2015. With Jester, rock music has just gotten a little more chic. Skinny jeans are loosening up, and vocalists are going back to their grittier and more soulful roots, rather than just yelling ad nauseum.
Infectious Irish rock outfit ‘JESTER’ create melodious, ambient and powerful rock tunes.
Playing in some of Ireland’s coolest venues and clocking up some ground support along the way, Jester are a 5 piece band who “know how to take a song on the town & show it a good time” (– Hotpress) On the live front Jester have shared the stage with top acts Including:The Fun Lovin Criminals, Paul Weller, The Blizzards, The Republic Of Loose, Aslan, Paddy Casey and Mick Flannery. Festivals appearances include: Cois Farraige Festival, Oxegen (’07) and The Sea Sessions Festivals in 2009 and 2010.
A high point of 2009 for Jester was storming to victory at the prestigious Sea Sessions Irish Unsigned Act Competition in June. The prize ranged from working with the best producers and promoters within the music industry, to recording time in Grouse Lodge.
Having taken a break from Jester for 2 years the band regrouped in late Summer 2014. The band were quickly receiving national airplay…In October 2014 “Sea Saw” featured on Today Fm’s Dermot & Dave show on the Homegrown Hero track for a week & Colm O Sullivan’s The Mix Up showing plenty of support for the track.
Jester are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album which will be released towards the end of the year.