ROBERT JON & THE WRECK (2018)
The 3rd Full-Length record from SoCal Groove Dudes.
released May 1, 2018
CREDITS: Robert Jon Burrison: Lead Vocal/Guitar | Kristopher Butcher: Lead Guitar/Vocals | Steve Maggiora: Keys/Vocals | Andrew Espantman: Drums/Percussion | Dave Pelusi: Bass/Vocals | Produced by Robert Jon & The Wreck | Co-Produced by Jeff Frickman | Mixed by Jon O'Brien at The Music Box, Fullerton, CA | Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper, TurtleTone Studio, New York City, NY
All songs written by Robert Jon & The Wreck
Recorded at Sonic Groove Studios, Burbank, CA | Engineered by Jeff Frickman | Assisted by Ed Silberstein | Additional tracking at Hybrid Studios, Santa Ana, CA | Joshua Brooks, Engineer | Steve Maggiora, Engineer | Additional Vocals for "I Know It's Wrong" and "High Time" by Anesha Rose | Saxophone for "High Time" by Adrian Olmos | Additional Guitars recorded at ASP Recordings, Orange, CA | Steve Maggiora, Engineer | Album Art by Kristopher Butcher | Album Layout and Design by Steve Maggiora
Wreckage: vol. 1 (2017)
Wreckage Vol. 1 is a re-packaging of two of Robert Jon & The Wreck's older EPs, "Rhythm of the Road EP" and "The RedBull Sessions". Sure to be the first of many, future volumes will include live recordings, unreleased tracks, etc.
Tracks 1-6: Originally released as "Rhythm of the Road EP", June 8th, 2013 (see credit details below).
Tracks 7-12: Originally released as "The RedBull Sessions", July 4th, 2014 (see credit details below).
Good Life Pie (2016)
Good Life Pie marks the 4th project teamed up with producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith). Recorded at Hybrid Studios in Santa Ana, CA, and mixed at Spitfire Studio in Los Angeles, CA, Good Life Pie showcases a band on the rise.
Every facet of this new collection of tunes, from tones to songwriting, is an improvement on an already established blend of catchy hooks, melodies, and memorable choruses, with even more stunning harmonies, and a depth of lyrical content that really kicks it up a notch from their previous work.
Currently on a 6-week, 8-country, 40-show tour in mainland Europe through Teenage Head Music, this quintet isn't slowing down anytime soon. Make sure to look out for this epic record in all your digital stores. #GetWrecked.
Released May 13, 2016 | Produced by Warren Huart | Mixed by Warren Huart & Sam Martin at Spitfire Studio, Los Angeles, CA | Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, Porland, ME | All songs written by Robert Jon & The Wreck | Recorded at Hybrid Studios, Santa Ana, CA | Engineered by Brennan Edmondson and Steve Maggiora | Assistant Engineering by Joshua Phillip Brooks | Additional guitars and vocals recorded at ASP Recordings, Orange, CA | Steve Maggiora, Engineer | Additional vocals for 'Rollin'' by Anesha Rose | Additional guitars recorded at Spitfire Studio, Los Angeles, CA | Sam Martin, Engineer | Album photography by Sean Rosenthal | Rebecca Rogers, Model | Album Art by Kristopher Butcher | Album Layout & Design by Steve Maggiora | Copyright © 2016 by Spitfire Music. All Rights Reserved. | Robert Jon Burrison - Lead Vocal/Guitar; Kristopher Butcher - Lead Guitar/Vocals; Steve Maggiora - Keys/Vocals; Andrew Espantman - Drums; Dave Pelusi - Bass/Vocals
Glory Bound (2015)
"Glory Bound is the latest effort from Robert Jon and the Wreck, which follows up 2013’s EP, Rhythm of the Road. One thing is clear after taking Glory Bound for a spin, Robert Jon and the Wreck is a group to watch on the blues rock scene.
The album opens with “The Devil Is Your Only Friend,” and it’s obvious Robert Jon and the Wreck have the southern blues rock sound down pat. The group’s sound is similar to that of the Temperance Movement, which is definitely a good thing. Glory Bound is filled with catchy hooks, melodies, and memorable choruses. Such is in the case with tracks like “When I Die” and “Georgia Mud.” “Georgia Mud” was featured on Rhythm of the Road, but was re-recorded for Glory Bound. The track features a killer opening riff, which will make the listener crank up the volume. The title track is another standout, “So lay your burdens down, watch the world keep turning ’round, so lay your burdens down, and we’ll be glory bound,” sings Robert Jon, which is capped off by some tasty slide playing.
While the year is still young, Glory Bound may end up as one of the year’s best albums. The album has it all with great variety in the songs and excellent musicianship. This is is band that deserves more exposure and attention, so jump on the train now because Robert Jon and the Wreck are coming down the tracks."
-Blues Rock Review, 02/12/2015
Released February 24, 2015 | Produced By: Warren Huart | Engineered By: Warren Huart, Sam Martin, and David Schwerkolt | Additional Engineering by Nico Grossfeld | Mixed by: Warren Huart and Sam Martin | Assisted by Connor Stobaugh, Jake Gable, and Matt Emonson | Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios & Spitfire Studio | Mixed at Spitfire Studio | Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering | Photography & Album Design by Kyler Locke | Robert Jon Burrison - Lead Vocals, Guitar; Kristopher Butcher - Lead Guitar, Vocals; Steve Maggiora - Vocals, Piano, Rhodes, Organ; Andrew Espantman - Drums; Nick Phakpiseth - Bass
Rhythm of the road - EP (2013)
"Rhythm of the Road is the latest six track EP from Californian blues rock troupe, Robert Jon & The Wreck. The band is familiar with packing a punch whether they’re performing live or hooked up in the studio. And this album has that punchy attitude all over it.
The first track “Rhythm of the Road” combines an abrasive guitar tone with a similarly coarse bass and drum section. Robert Jon Burrison has the pump in his voice that can overlay such a backing and not be made to feel insignificant. That same gritty tone continues throughout the EP, but really seems to come alive and peak in the second track “Georgia Mud.” The riff making hits the spot and the chorus is enough to get you humming along.
The rest of the album follows the same gritty path, big lead, big rhythm, big sound. Previous works by the band have shown they have the scope to mix up the dynamics of a tune and not always go heavy, but this vigorous EP is built for the road and all the live shows that follow."
-Blues Rock Review, 08/05/2013
Released 08 June 2013 | Produced by Warren Huart | Engineered by Warren Huart, Phil Allen, Ari Judah | Assisted by Sam Martin, Nico Grossfeld, Hannah Finegold | Mastered by Robert Vosgien, Capitol Records | Recorded at Swing House, Los Angeles | Mixed by Warren Huart and Phil Allen at Spitfire Sound | Photo by Robert Jon Burrison | Album artwork by Steve Maggiora | Band Logo/Title graphic by Travis Ruiz | Robert Jon Burrison - Lead Vocals, Guitar; Kristopher Butcher - Lead Guitar, Vocals; Steve Maggiora - Vocals, Piano, Rhodes, Organ; Andrew Espantman - Drums; Nick Phakpiseth - Bass
(live at hybrid studios) - SINGLE (2015)
Available only as a digital release on Bandcamp.com, this recording marks the first of (hopefully many) cover recordings by Robert Jon & The Wreck. This cover of Fleetwood Mac's incredible and infectious song, "The Chain", is the first officially released cover that the band has put out thus far. Teaming up with Phil Allen (Adele), the 5-piece went in to Hybrid Studios in Santa Ana, CA (www.hybridstudiosca.com), did a couple takes, and wound up with this recording. This recording also marks the first recording including with bass player Dave Pelusi. With more music sure to come, check out this awesome cover by clicking on the album art to your right, and give it a listen!
Released June 17, 2015 | Recorded live at Hybrid Studios, Santa Ana, CA | Engineered & Mixed by Phil Allen | Robert Jon Burrison - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar; Kristopher Butcher - Lead Guitar, Background Vocals; Steve Maggiora - Organ, Background Vocals; Dave Pelusi - Bass, Background Vocals; Andrew Espantman - Drums
the redbull sessions - ep (2014)
Available only as a digital release on Bandcamp.com, Robert Jon & The Wreck's "The RedBull Sessions" is the product of a prize package through the OC Music Awards, where RJTW won "Best Live Band" in 2013.
Recorded at RedBull Studios in Los Angeles, CA, by James Musshorn and mixed by Warren Huart at Spitfire Studios, this collection of 6 songs includes songs such as "Gypsy of Love" and "Let Her Go", which would later be re-recorded for their debut full-length album, "Glory Bound" which released in February 2015, as well as a re-recorded version of "Breaking Down The Road" which had been previously released under the band's different lineup as a 7" split vinyl through Creme Tangerine Records in 2012. The RedBull Sessions also features never-before-released tunes and crowd favorites "On The Run" and "Raised By Wolves", as well as "Cry Of Love", which showcases the band's dynamic prowess and the incredible talent of guitarist Kris Butcher.
Released July 4, 2014 | Recorded by James Musshorn at Red Bull Studios, Los Angeles, CA | Mixed by Warren Huart, Spitfire Studios, Los Angeles, CA | Album artwork by Steve Maggiora | Robert Jon Burrison - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Percussion; Andrew Espantman - Drums, Percussion; Steve Maggiora - Piano, Organ, Rhodes, Background Vocals, Percussion; Kristopher Butcher - Lead Guitar, Vocals; Nick Phakpiseth - Bass
Breaking down the road
(Feat. Nicole Vaughn) - 7" Vinyl (2012)
This 7" split vinyl released by Creme Tangerine Records is RJTW's first time being printed to wax. "Breaking Down The Road (Feat. Nicole Vaughn) was recorded at ArtiSans Label in Fullerton, CA by Kyle Griffin and The Wreck's own Andrew Espantman. Mixed by Berrett Slagle, this rip-roaring tune houses one side of the disc, with the flipside of this 7" split is a butt-kickin' tune called "Bottle" from fellow SoCal rock renegades, Jeramiah Red.
Released September 2012 | Recorded at ArtiSans Label, Fullerton, CA | Engineered by Kyle Griffin and Andrew Espantman| Mixed by Berrett Slagle | Robert Jon Burrison - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals; Nicole Vaughn - Background Vocals; Steve Maggiora - Piano, Background Vocals; Andrew Espantman - Drums, Percussion; Kyle Neal - Lead Guitar, Background Vocals; Derrick Wong - Bass