Jared Petteys grew up in Corinth, NY. He is a self-taught guitarist and vocalist who picked up guitar by ear at age 8 and submerged himself in vintage American music after spending much of his childhood going to car shows with his father. He began his music career while serving in the Army as a Cavalry Scout in Savannah, GA and Iraq.
He graduated from Dark Horse Institute in Franklin, TN after studying audio engineering and music business to help propel his self-managed career. He co-wrote and composed his first original song “When She Walked Away” with Nashville songwriter Daniel Johnson. His debut single took elements of the blues and surf style and meshed them with his lifetime love of rockabilly.
Jared moved to Charleston, SC upon seeing a wide open opportunity to spread his original music and open his business, Retro-Sonic Records & Productions, to support his band and dream. With his high energy, raw vocals, and jumpin’ rhythm section, he quickly got the attention of the city and Rockabillaque producer Simon Canton. Since then he has played with acts such as Lee Rocker, Reverend Horton Heat, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, and Third Man Records artist Olivia Jean.
Jared Petteys accomplishments include:
-Nominated Best Local Band 2020 by the Charleston City Paper
-Gretsch Guitar's Artist Spotlight Of The Month May 2021
-Second Place Winner of Rockabilly Rumble Worldwide Songwriters Competition 2021
-Official House Band of Rockabillaque
Jared released their debut album I Ain’t Waiting on September 4, 2020, and is currently touring the Southeast U.S.
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
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.