One Of A Kind
Robert Jon & The Wreck
Robert Jon & The Wreck backstory
Hailing from Southern California, Robert Jon & The Wreck took the Southern rock sound from the east coast and made it their own.
Since their inception in 2011, the four native Californians have welded soaring guitar leads to rich vocal harmonies to captivate fans on both sides of the Pond.
Sold-out headline shows and sets in the company of Joe Bonamassa, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy and Rival Sons have bolstered the band’s burgeoning reputation.
2020’s Last Light On The Highway garnered worldwide acclaim for and Shine A Light On Me, released the following year, maintained the momentum.
Singles Waiting For Your Man and She’s A Fighter teased 2022 album Wreckage Vol. 2.
But one of the hardest working bands on the planet didn’t hang around before making more new music.
And the One Of A Kind EP was recorded at LA’s Hensen Studios and Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A with Don Was and Dave Cobb.
The lead single dropped with the EP last week.
In the band’s own words
“This song started off with a riff from Henry [James Schneekluth, guitars] and a riff from Robert and Dave [Cobb] just kind of took it and flew with it.
“We got to nerd out on a bunch of old guitars, amps and fuzz boxes for this one and really get some fun sounds dialled in as well.
“Everything happened so quickly working with Dave that we didn’t really even have time to process what was going on!
“And we were all blown away listening to the end result!”
The verdict on One Of A Kind
Sweat soaked, supercharged, sublime Southern rock: Robert Jon & The Wreck don’t trade in anything less these days.
One Of A Kind could describe the most dynamic quartet to emerge from California this decade.
Or it could simply refer to fretmaster general James Schneekluth whose dazzling dexterity is beyond compare.
If frontman Robert Jon Burrison doubles down on his trademark consistency to drive this delightful tune, then his wingman steals the show.
In the month that Gary Rossington left a Free Bird-sized void in the Southern rock community, Schneekluth has the potential to pick up the baton and run with it.
And don’t be surprised if the jewel in the Wreck’s crown is being talked about in the same breath as the much-missed Skynyrd founder a decade down the line.
One Of A Kind is the kinda song we all need right now.
Uplifting, uproarious and upholding the very best traditions of SoCal-coated Southern rock.
What’s next for Robert Jon & The Wreck
The band is gearing up for a select run of performances throughout the southeast of the US.
The tour kicks off in Clearwater, FL on March 17th before winding its way through Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee.
RJ&TW return to the UK in September for a 10-date run starting in Exeter and finishing in Southampton. Tickets are available here.