Jared Petteys is a self taught guitarist and vocalist that picked up guitar by ear at age 8. He began his music career while serving in the Army in Savannah Ga. His act consisted of electric blues heavily influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
He graduated from Dark Horse Institute in Franklin TN after studying audio engineering and music business to help propel his self managed career. For the classes final project, he cowrote and composed an original song with Nashville songwriter, Daniel Johnson, “When She Walked Away”, his debut single, taking elements of the blues and surf style and meshed them with his lifetime love of rockabilly.
Jared moved to Charleston SC seeing a wide open opportunity to spread his original music and open his business, Retro-Sonic Records & Productions, to support his band and dream. Quickly he got the attention of the city and Rockabillaque producer, Simon Canton with his high energy, raw vocals, and jumpin’ rhythm section. Since then he has played major venues across the city and played with acts such as western swing kingpin Wayne “The Train” Hancock and Third Man Records Artist, Olivia Jean.
Jared is currently releasing their debut album "I Ain't Waiting"on September 4th 2020.
Ron Reisner (Drums) grew up in Bloomfield, CT. He was raised on Elvis and The Beatles. Before he learned how to talk, he was able to sing 50’s and 60’s classic rock songs. He started playing drums and performing at age five. Throughout the rest of his childhood through High School, he was exposed to and learned many genres including jazz, classical and world music. In college and young adult life, he became professional in Rock bands, Jazz groups, Orchestra’s and Theatre Pits while performing in venues up to 10,000 seats.
Ron received a B.S. in Music with a Minor in Business Administration from Bradley University in Illinois. He studied at the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford) in Connecticut from pre-school through High School, under percussion teacher and instructional book author Michael LaRosa, as well as former board member of the Percussive Arts Society's Rosemarie Small. He spent three years of college studying under the world's most famous Timpani educator, Alexander Lepak. He has performed professionally with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Peoria Opera, Beth El Orchestra, North Charleston Pops as well as many community theatre and professional off-Broadway orchestra pits, and a boat-load of Rock and Jazz groups. He was Principal Percussionist with, and President of, the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra (2007 – 2018) and taught at The New Old School of Music in West Hartford, CT before moving to Charleston in 2018. He currently performs with the Summerville Community Orchestra and Rockabilly band Jared Petteys & The Headliners. He most recently taught drums / percussion at Black Tie Music Academy in Charleston, but now gives private instructions. http://www.ronreisnerdrums.com
Suck Bang Blow (Myrtle Beach SC) 2020
1st Annual Rockabillaque Florida (Seminole Casino, Immokalee FL) 2020
2nd Annual Codfather Chritsmas Market (Park Circle SC) 2019
JingleBang! (West Ashley SC) 2019
Pour House w/ Third Man Records Artist Olivia Jean (Johns Island SC) 2019
8th AnnualRockabillaque Festival (North Charleston SC) 2019
Tattooed Moose (Johns Island SC) 2019
Prohibition (Charleston SC) 2019
Rockabilly Halloween Bash (Summerville SC) 2019
Henry's On The Market (Charleston SC) 2018/2019
Burn's Alley (Charleston SC) 2019
Tin Roof (West Ashley SC) 2019
Bowties Speakeasy (Johns Island SC) 2018/2019
The Mill (North Charleston SC) 2019
Two Keys Public House (Summerville SC) 2019
Rusty Bull Brewing Company (North Charleston SC) 2019
The Sparrow (Park Circle SC) 2019
Food Truck Festival (Ladson SC) 2018
Tin Roof w/ Wayne " The Train" Hancock (West Ashley SC) 2018
1st Annual Codfather Christmas Market (Park Circle SC) 2018
7th Annual Rockabillaque Festival (North Charleston SC) 2018
Sunnyside (Lake George NY) 2015/2016
Backstreet BBQ (Lake George NY) 2015
The Rock (Ft. Edward NY) 2016
Mercury Lounge (Savannah GA) 2011/2012
U.S. Army vs Iraqi Police Cup Game (Baghdad Iraq) 2010
about the record label
Retro-Sonic Records & Productions LLC, is a record and booking company that handles all business entities of Jared Petteys & The Headliners to include audio tracking, managing, promotions, sales, and marketing specifically for the band. Retro-Sonic Records was formed in 2019 and has main headquarters in Summerville South Carolina.