JJ Friends Chats of Friendship and Music!


Hard rockers JJ Friends released their debut album "Puro Deseo" with a follow-up album in the works currently. The future plans to be based upon their friendship, taking them far and wide, as they continue to write, record, and play music more and more. The band goes into chatter about their friendship and music!


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We met more than thirty years ago shortly after entering the world of rock.
we come from different bands of the city of Barcelona- Spain, the band was born for a project by Jose Jarque, we started to create the songs and compose melodies, once everything was ready, several essays were started to consolidate the songs, Paco on guitar, Juan Cañuelo, guitar, Frank Rubiales on guitar, Bajista Valen and Xavier Escolar, drums, Felix Egea guitars, several of these members are members of the band at the beginning of their presentation, since their agendas could not be 100% integrated.

The components of the band have been in various bands of the scene, rock and hard rock.
Luna Llena, Double or Nothing, Sahara, Ouija, TuNavo, Hysteria ...) but friendship was always maintained, which was a nexus of union.

In the end, the longing made us gather the friends and we composed some songs to record the album
"Puro Deseo".

Now we are:

Jose Jarque: vocals
Paco Reina: guitars
Juan Cañuelo: guitars
Antonio Guirao: Bajo
Bestia: Drums

2. What is the origin of the name of the band?

Well, I proposed that we come together to fix and record some songs that I had in my head and that is why we thought of calling ourselves JJ (José Jarque) and friends. We wanted to make it clear that the important thing in the band for us is our friendship.

3. What is the band based on and what is your music scene there? Is there a local band that you can recommend?

I could tell you that we are based on hard rock 70/80/90, Aerosmith, Black Crows, Lynyrd Skynrd, Bad Company, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Mr. Big, Gotthard, Van Halen, Wasp, Steve Vai, Bon Jovi , Deff leppard, we are many and with varied tastes, but also those of now Black Stone Cherry, The Dead Daisies, Eclipse, Heat, Rev Theory, Richie Kottzen, The winery dogs, Pop Evil, Burn Halo. In Barcelona we have good local bands, like, for example, Güru (David Palau), Imperial Jade, Sol Lagarto.

4. How would you describe your style?

We were born musically in the Hard Rock of the late 70's, and it shows. Obviously the current music influences us and gives us another more contemporary touch, sharper riffs and a more modern sense of melody

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your work?

"Puro Deseo" is the first album of the band and that is what we are promoting in the concerts. The record company has asked us for a new album for 2019 and we are already contributing some ideas. The new album will be more varied because we start from the ideas of the whole band although we will keep our festive idea of ​​Rock and our refrains very direct

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

The first record we did without hardly working together, since everyone contributed their involvement from a distance, each one contributing their ideas and their arrangements and sending us the files to work with. Therefore, we have had to evolve the themes to adapt them better to live. Therefore, we are now in the phase of contributing ideas and working with them without closing anything. We want this to continue like this before consolidating the themes and presenting them live. In these moments and with the established band, we are working in the premises, with great force in new subjects.

7. What if you play shows and do tours, do you have something planned?

Give the public our energy, we go out as if it were a party, have fun, make the public have fun, enjoy our show, we enjoy on stage and we transmit that.

8. What planes do you have for the future as a band?

The band is based on our friendship and having fun playing among old friends. That's why we foresee a long future for JJ Amigos. Compose, rehearse and play live with the friends of the youth. What more could you want?

9. Where can we listen to your band and where to buy your stuff?

Our album is on all digital platforms, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, etc. and also dc format, ask us in CD format, to: jjfriends.rock@gmail.com.

10. What would you most like a listener to remember when listening to your music for the first time?

We would like you to enjoy as much as we do, we have put a lot of care and dedication, we want everyone to feel euphoria, adrenaline and celebration inside.

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