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About The Fluffy Jackets

The Fluffy Jackets was formed by singer / songwriter Helge Rognstad and drummer Ian Robinson in 2006. The band performed a mix of covers and original material in London pubs and clubs, before releasing their self-titled debut EP in 2007, featuring special guest Neil Murray of Whitesnake fame. After the EP release, bass player Jerry Bessent joined the band permanently for live performances.

The band signed a recording contract with Cargo Records in 2013, and the debut "Fighting Demons" was released the year after. By this time, drummer Nick Rhodes had taken over the drum stool while some very special guests were recruited to complete the album at the 1950’s birthplace of rock’n’roll - Sun Studio in Memphis TN.

The legendary guitarist Manny Charlton (Nazareth) joined the band for the Sun Studio session, wrote a song called “Can’t Stop the Rain” and produced parts of the album. The original Whitesnake bassist Neil Murray again joined to lend his melodic bass to the album, whilst Robert Hall - drummer with Jerry Lee Lewis’ Killer band completed the rhythm section for the Sun Studio recording. Other guests on the Fighting Demons record included the renowned UK blues-harmonica player Steve "West" Weston and vocalist from Swedish folk-rockers “Some Kind of Rubus”, Emil Gammeltoft.

The first single "Why Don't You Smile" was distributed inside Classic Rock Magazine issue #194 on a CD compilation called "Sharp Shooters" and subsequently received considerable radio airplay in UK, USA and across Europe, even reaching Israel and Russia. The subsequent album 'Fighting Demons' was a critical success, scooping the "Best Studio Album of the Year" Award in 2014, voted by listeners of the "The Blues Hour" radio show in France and the UK.

The Fluffy Jackets is working on their sophomore album with Producer Manny Charlton. The first single "44 Blues" was released in December 2016, and the album is scheduled for worldwide release in 2018.

 
                 
 

Fighting Demons, released March 201444 Blues - Single released December 2016, Cargo Records:
Click on the names to read band member biographies.

Band Members

Helge Rognstad
(vocals, guitars)

Jerry Bessent
(bass)

Nick Rhodes
(drums)

Special Guest

Manny Charlton
(guitars)

Produced, Engineered
and Mastered by

Manny Charlton
(Madmento, Cordoba, Spain)

 
                 
 

Fighting Demons, released March 2014Fighting Demons - released March 2014, Cargo Records:
Click on the names to read band member biographies.

Band Members

Helge Rognstad
(vocals, guitars)

Jerry Bessent
(bass)

Nick Rhodes
(drums)





Special Guests

Manny Charlton
(guitars)

Neil Murray
(bass)

Robert Hall
(drums)

Steve "West" Weston
(harmonica)

Emil Gammeltoft
(guest vocals)

Produced by
Manny Charlton
and Helge Rognstad

Engineered by
Manny Charlton
(Madmento Studio, Dallas TX) ,
Matt Ross Spang
(Sun Studio,Memphis TN ),
Nick Trepka and
Joe Leach
(Cowshed Studio, London UK )

Mastered by
Tim Turan
(Turan Audio, Oxford UK)

 
                 
 

The Fluffy Jackets feat. special guest Neil Murray, EP released June2007The Fluffy Jackets, EP released June 2007, independent:
Click on the names below for member biographies.

Band Members

Helge Rognstad
(vocals, guitars)

Ian Robinson
(drums)



Special Guest

Neil Murray
(bass)

 

Produced by
Helge Rognstad

Engineered by
Teo Miller
(Cowshed Studio, London UK )

 
                 
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