We are an alt-rock/powerpop band from Princeton, NJ, with three albums and a live DVD. Our original songs are influenced by Cheap Trick, Big Star, Ben Folds, Spoon, and Ted Leo & The Pharmacists.
We also have an arsenal of covers to perform, including songs by Lorde, Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, The Ramones, The Violent Femmes, Foster the People, and more. If you have a request, let us know in advance, and we can learn it.
Our music has been played on Philadelphia's Radio 104.5 and featured in HITS Daily Double, The Aquarian Weekly, and more. We have performed at The Trocadero and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia; The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ; The Bitter End in NYC; and more.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
The Paper Jets are a three-piece alt-rock/powerpop band based in Princeton, NJ, and featuring Brian E. on lead vocals and guitar, Scottie Maloney on bass, and Frank Lettieri on drums and vocals. Influenced by Cheap Trick, Big Star, Ben Folds, Spoon, and Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, the band recently released its debut full-length album, "We Are All Strange Friends," which is available on iTunes, Spotify, and more.
Founded in 2005 under the moniker The Invisible Solid, The Paper Jets grew out of a senior thesis project undertaken by Brian and Frank, who were both students at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. The goal was to record a full album using only “consumer” equipment, and five of the songs from these sessions can be heard on the band’s odds-and-sods collection, "Sorta Bored." In 2008, Scottie joined the band, and the group adopted their current name after a brainstorming session that resulted in rejected titles such as The Sly Figurines, The Effuse, At the Laundromat, Peter Buck’s Air Rage, and Ballscraper.
In 2009, the band released their debut mini-LP, "Face Forward." They followed that release in 2011 with the live concert DVD "Bored in Town," which was packaged with "Sorta Bored." The standalone single “Cooking Up an Accident” followed in 2012 and is also featured on "We Are All Strange Friends." In 2013, “It’s Only Talk” was released as a Hurricane Sandy benefit single on the group’s Bandcamp page, and their studio cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” was featured on the FDR Label compilation album "My Hometown: A Tribute to NJ." All proceeds from sales of the album will be donated to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
In 2014, the band released its long-awaited debut full-length album, "We Are All Strange Friends," to critical acclaim. Jersey Beat named it one of their Top NJ Releases of 2013, while Philadelphia alternative-rock radio station Radio 104.5 christened The Paper Jets one of the area’s Top 25 local bands.
Over the years, The Paper Jets have played some of the most respected venues in the Northeast, including The Trocadero and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia; The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ; and Sullivan Hall, Tammany Hall, and The Bitter End in New York City as well as the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, where the band played in front of the Washington Monument, and the Heritage Festival in Trenton, NJ. They also wrapped a Summer 2013 tour of the Midwest, highlighted by a headlining set at The Abbey Pub in Chicago, and performed on Radio 104.5’s Live at 5 program.
|Brian E.||Lead Singer and Guitar Player|
|Scottie Maloney||Bass Player|
|Frank Lettieri||Drummer and Vocals|
|Lisa Grosso||Booking Manager|
Influences & Inspiration
Cheap Trick, Big Star, Ben Folds, Spoon, and Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
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