After 25 years, Grant Walmsley and Richard Lara have reunited as the original Screaming Jets front guitar force. From their driving sound to their love of playing guitar it was this duo that gave the Screaming Jets their undeniable presence in Australian rock music.


Original Screaming Jets band members Grant Walmsley and Richie Lara reunited for the first time in 26 years in 2019 to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of them founding the Screaming Jets. 

“It may have been 26 years since we played together but the instant we started, it was a lightning strike right back to our glory days. We haven’t lost a thing”, states Walmsley.

To continue the celebration of such a milestone, JETSPLAYJETS are continuing the journey into 2020 and beyond.

In the early 90’s, the Jets, fresh out of Newcastle, led an international charge off the back of their debut smash album, taking on the United States and Europe, touring endlessly and sharing stages with the likes of Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant, Ugly Kid Joe, Faith No More, KISS and many more.

Now older and wiser, this combination will be sure to capture new ears and please current fans. Guitarist Richie Lara states, “There is so much more we want to create and give musically, especially with the raw sound that is unmistakably Australian Rock”.

Anthemic songs like ‘Better’, ‘C’mon’, ‘Shivers’, ‘Helping Hand’, ‘Living in England’, ‘FRC’, ‘Blue Sashes’, ‘Tunnel’, ‘Starting Out’ and ‘Stop the World’ all deliver the classic and unmistakable twin guitar assault and song writing of the iconic guitar pairing of Walmsley and Lara. Fans have said, “this combination alone is synonymous with the original Jets sound”.


Grant Walmsley - Guitar
Richie Lara - Guitar
Danny Young - VOX
Donovan Whitworth - Bass
Steve 'Mac' McLennan - Drums

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