HISTORY: Formed in 1996 in Trinidad and Tobago, jointpop the Rock n Roll group includes singer/songwriter Gary Hector (Guitar-Vocal) and Damon Homer (Guitar).
INFLUENCES: jointpop: The name will suggest a wide range of influences (join pop music styles together). Some Clash style rants to Velvet-like laid back grooves with Dylanesque lyrics. Some Stones, NeilYoung, Marley, TheMightySparrow, U2, Beatles, Pistols ... jointpop.
(All releases on Anarchy on the Ave. Records)
(1999) Port-of-Spain Style:
Critically acclaimed in its homeland (TnT) with heavy radio rotation for tracks After1/2 past nine (plus video), Urgent (plus video), King Radio and Lost in Space. Sold extremely well in TnT and independently in New York and Miami.
(2002) exile, baby:
Released on 19/10/02….The local entertainment press had a ball with this record. Radio play for tracks (I hate)Entertainment, exile,baby La Belle Rosette and The New Fast Food saw jointpop gain a wider audience base. An animated video for The New Fast Food also broke new ground.
(2004) jointpop (5 song EP)
The lead track, Let's Pray (for Rock n Roll) topped local online Radio charts and the EP includes jointpop classics; Radio Luxembourg, The Water Supreme, Voodoo vs. Voodoo and Monsta Me.
(2007) The January Transfer Window:
Featuring the songs Mystery, The Desperate Housefly, The Irony of it All, Monday Morning Love Situation and Yoko Ono.
(2009) NEW DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE
Please don't tell my Inlaws (I'm and Outlaw) and Camden Ketchup.
(2011) The Longest Kiss Goodnight
Featuring the songs Loveless Street, Planes Trains and Pain, Work it Out and $oul$ Going Cheap.
(2013) The Pot Hounds
Featuring the songs Sweet Nothings, Super Apple, Sexy Garbage Can, Dream Hard and Treat Me Like a Dog.
South Beach Miami, FL- Cameo Theater, Roses, Churchill's
New York City, NY - CBGB, The Spiral Lounge, Kenny's Castaways, The Baggot Inn
London, U.K. - 100 club, The Barfly (Camden), China White, BBC Club Bush House, Viva Viva, The Mitre, BBC Club West One, Southwark College, Hope and Anchor, The Dublin Castle, Proud Camden
U.K. - The Hard Rock Cafe Birmingham, The Walsall Wheat Sheaf, Actress and Bishop, The Yard Bird Jazz Club (Brimingham), The Bumper (Liverpool).
Scotland, U.K. - The Liquid Ship, Pivo Pivo, The Box (Glasgow), Whistle Binkie's, Bannerman's (Edinburgh), Behind the Wall, The Metro (Falkirk), The Flask (Salcoats), The Dog House (Dundee), Mad Hatters (Inverness), University of Aberdeen.
Wales, U.K. - The Undertone, Cardiff
P.O.S. Trinidad - Support band for Dolores O'Riordan, Blue Oyster Cult and Kansas
jointpop knows they stand left of center and acknowledges that there is no clear path to the center, so with pride and passion intact…..they wait for the center to glance towards the left...
GENERAL BAND INQUIRIES:
are (L to R in photo) Jerome Girdharrie (Bass), Dion Camacho (Drums), Gary Hector (Vocals, Guitars), Phil Hill (Keyboard), Damon Homer (Guitars)
"Charging punk pushes then barges and is downright rude in the face of garage/blues rock, as the Trinidad & Tobago formed renegades of jointpop, grabs hold of the ballsy spirit and slight reggae leanings of The Clash."
http://www.glasswerks.co.uk (April 2009)
"Monday Morning Love Situation is a well-written pop song with touches of Joan Jett and The Ramones."
http://www.music-news.com (April 2009)
"Swung together on spit and saw dust, Jointpop combine the ragged, passionate delivery of the Clash via The Wildhearts on a particularly scuzzy garage rock trip… Impressive!"
http://www.subba-cultcha.com (April 2009)
"This is how pop music should sound" something I’ve read a thousand times in reviews, feels kind of like a cop out and an easy / lazy thing to say but I’m going to have to bite the bullet and use it just this once, Jointpop’s double A-side is how pop music should sound.
http://www.dieshellsuit.co.uk (April 2009)
"It’s a firm middle finger to pops conventional sound, flowing along to its own catchy beat, and it’s one which should, given the summer season’s a-coming, be flowing out of everyone’s nearest speaker. Very, very good indeed."
http://www.rockontheweb.co.uk (April 2009)
"'Please Don't Tell My In-Laws (I'm An Outlaw)' / 'Monday Morning Love Situation' by Jointpop sticks two fingers up at pop convention and kicks sand in the face of indie normality - lovely stuff!!"
Toxic Pete, http://www.toxicpete.co.uk (March 2009)
"What makes this band stand out musically is the smooth gritty vocals from front man Gary Hector who with his flowing long dreadlocks looks different to how he sounds. His vocals are somewhat similar to Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones in the way his voice really suits the feel of the music he is playing..."
Simon Phillips, www.rockandrollreport.com (Feb 2009)
"Gary Hector's vocals have a suitably rich and confident tone that suggests his place in rock history is already reserved.."
www.bluesbunny.com (July 2008)
"jointpop's songs are massively influenced by classic British rock (think the Rolling Stones crossed with calypso and sunshine)."
Zofia Niemtus, metro.co.uk (July 2008)
"Incorporating a powerful mix of piano, guitar solos and fabulous drums, Jointpop have inherited a sound that is second to none. A happy, summery, band with a host of belting songs that will have you hitting the repeat button over and over."
Carla Callaghan, http://icscotland.co.uk (May 2008)
"The songs on 'TJTW' are excellently written"
Scorch Magazine (May 2008)
"The January Transfer Window has some of the best indie/rock songs you will hear throughout 2008".
Reverb Magazine (Mar 2008)
"If you want to hear a band and a record that you never heard before that delivers unique, honest and welcoming rock and roll, The January Transfer Window is a definite get".
The Architect, ownthismusic.com (Nov 2007)
"Desperate Houseflies is a valuable document, showcasing a hardworking band that deserves to tell its story—and to have it heard. Lovelace’s depiction is at once revealing, optimistic and very beautiful".
Gillian Moore, Trinidad Guardian (Oct 2007)
"The January transfer Window, jointpop's latest CD, is the band's most assured and satisfying release to date, and it will be an outright tragedy if it proves anything less than a success".
Caribbean Beat (Oct 2007)
"The January Transfer Window is a refreshing take on the band's style, presenting innovation, but never losing sight of the heart and soul of jointpop".
Liam Camps, Trinidad Guardian (July 2007)
"Memorable, danceable melodies, poetic lyrics, and skillful-at times brilliant-instrumentation, energy, humour and bad-ass attitude".
Gillian Moore, Trinidad Guardian (June 2007)