The Jokers Wild Band was formed in the first quarter of 2002, and has since entertained thousands of audience members throughout the larger Texas dance hall circuit and across the US. They’ve shared the stage with Brooks and Dunn and Alan Jackson have performed at multiple dance halls, weddings, private parties and sales conferences.
Just a few of the more notable venues it has performed at are as follows:
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center / San Antonio, TX, Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum / San Antonio, TX, Depuy Spring Creek Ranch / Livingston, MT, Freedom Fest / Steelville, MO, Gaylord Texan Resort / Grapevine, TX, Rio Cibilo Ranch / San Antonio, TX, Wild Stampede / San Antonio, TX, Hyatt Hill Country Resort / San Antonio, TX, Y.O Ranch / Kerrville, TX, Pedrottis North Wind Ranch, Helotes, TX, The Cabaret / Bandera, TX, Leon Springs Dance Hall / Leon Springs, TX, Gruene Hall / New Braunfels, TX, Verizon Amphitheater / San Antonio, TX, Ector County Coliseum / Odessa, TX, Texas Grand / Beeville, TX, Barton Creek Country Club / Austin, TX, Texas Treasure Casino Cruise Ship / Port Aransas, TX, Witte Museum / San Antonio, TX, Lone Star Saloon / Uvalde, TX, Fair Oaks Country Club / San Antonio, TX, Sports West / Seguin, TX, Nelson City Dance Hall / Boerne, TX, China Grove General Store / China Grove, TX, Retama Race Track / Selma, TX, Mesquite Dance Hall / Adkins, TX.
In 2006, Jokers Wild performed at the Toyota National Sales Convention held at the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas. Other dignitaries and talent which either spoke or performed at the convention were: Former President George H. W. Bush, Sr., Jeff Foxworthy, Terry Bradshaw, Lee Ann Womack, The Eagles, Brooks & Dunn and The Steve Miller Band. Jokers Wild was honored to be asked to perform among a distinguished prior head of state, as well as such legendary nationally recognized talent and comedic celebrities.
Jokers Wild’s release of the single “And The Rain” is the result of one complete year of recording, fine tuning, mixing and mastering. “We like to refer to this recording as the place where high quality Texas Music meets Nashville Recording Standards. Some have said that the song is actually a rock power ballad cleverly disguised as a country tune. However it comes across to the listener, few can argue with the hard-hitting emotional power of its lyrics. If you have ever waited up late at night during a rainstorm for the one you love to call or come through the door, this is your song! We took great care to construct it with amazing sounding instrumentation and screaming seamless vocal harmonies. It just had to be as perfect as we could get it!” (says Gary Zaiontz, Co-Writer and Lead Guitarist for the band).
“Gaining a strong presence in the international radio market, and attracting a well funded inde or major label are both very daunting tasks, even for a well established regional performance band like Jokers Wild. With over two full length albums of our own great original material ready to follow this release, and the continued love and support of our families and loyal fans, I figured we stood as good, if not a better chance of making the cut as anyone else!” (says Buck Thomas, Owner, Co-Writer, Co-Producer and Keyboard Player for the band).
Following their first release, Jokers Wild released their second single “Please Catch Me” and were honored to have this single chart in the top 75 on Music Row and gain the number 5 position throughout the entire European Country Music Market.