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Jackson Roemers (lead vocals/guitar), Fabian Angel (vocals/bass) and Nate Mangold (drums). © EDGEOUT Records / UMe
Innovative label develops up-and-coming rock artists through relationship with Universal Music Group / UMe

Northern California alternative pop-punk trio Stratejacket —Jackson Roemers (lead vocals/guitar, 22), Fabian Angel (vocals/bass, 21) and Nate Mangold (drums, 20) —are excited to announce their singing with EDGEOUT Records. Catching the attention of EDGEOUT/UMG/UMe team who signed the band to a developmental deal, Stratejacket is the latest band to be incorporated into “THE STUDIO,” a deep-dive into the critical aspects of development of an artist from a local/regional level to a worldwide stage. Over the next several months, the band is given the resources to focus on their sound direction, song writing, stage performance, image and brand, social marketing, personal wellness and being an artist on the business aspects of an ever-growing number of channels, exposure and revenue in the global marketplace.

“Stratejacket has an original punk, pop-rock sound that pulls familiar vibes from the past with a current day unique spin,” added Cheryl Benson-Guanci, EDGEOUT co-founder and head of Artist Development/A&R. “We are excited to partner with these young artists to bring out the best of their musical talents.”

What started as a blues-rock revival project in the garage of a friend’s house in Sunnyvale, CA, in mid-2019 soon turned into the passion project of three talented young men. The first iteration of the current band played their first show in the famed Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA.

Amongst the punks and surf heads of Santa Cruz, lead singer/guitarist Jackson Roemers came together with bassist/vocalist Fabian Angel to begin a new project with a new name and uniquely familiar sound, officially creating Stratejacket. With this raw, rebellious sound came new ambitions and a drummer to match in Nate Mangold who joined the band in 2020.






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