Their name – Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes – might be a bit of a mouthful. But when you’ve been playing on stage and in the studio with The Boss since the early 1970s, you can frankly call yourself what you like. Sure, they’re not averse to a name drop, but nor would we be if we’d played on The Fever or Fade Away.
To boot, this Springsteen-approved Jersey Shore outfit has produced 28 super successful albums, done thousands of live shows, and have a legion of super loyal fans.
And now – air guitars at the ready – they’re heading to the west to wow existing fans and impress the rest…
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire; 11 July; Shepherds Bush Green, W12 8TT; o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk; £28.12; Image courtesy of Carl Lender.