NorCal band J.T. Loux – featuring vocalist / guitarist J.T. Loux, bassist Ethan Pecha, and drummer Zach Cook – unleash their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Taken By Moonlight,’ available now.
Teaming up with Producer Frank Hannon of Tesla, this album contains 8 brand new songs that the band has written and recorded throughout this past year.
In 2019, J.T. took notice of Zach and Ethan playing in local clubs and loved the way they grooved together as a rhythm section. Reconnecting in January of 2020, at the NAMM show, J.T. Loux asked if Zach would be interested in recording some music together. A couple weeks later, they added bass player Ethan to start their song writing journey.
The group has set out to create their own style of modern rock music. Combining J.T.’s songwriting, melodic singing and aggressive guitar playing, Zach’s solid hard hitting drums, and Ethan’s thunderous bass tone, these three musicians create a massive sound for a trio.
On working with producer and guitarist Frank Hannon from the multi-platinum selling band TESLA, J.T. says, “Working with Frank Hannon on this record really brought it to the next level, he helped craft and evolve these songs throughout the entire process.”
On the writing process – “The song ‘Taken By Moonlight’ went through a lot of phases over the course of making this record. Starting off as just an acoustic guitar riff, it turned into much more of a rock ballad when collaborating with the whole band.”
On shooting the video for ‘Taken By Moonlight’ – “The making of the music video for ‘Taken By Moonlight’ was a really fun process. In order to achieve the moonlit setting we set up white sheets on all sides of the band, which included hanging a queen sized sheet 15 feet into the oak tree above us. Shining lights through the sheets, it diffused the lights and allowed for a more soft moonlight vibe.”