JoBoxers stormed the UK charts in the ‘80s. Their first single ‘Boxerbeat’ reached No.3 while their next hit, ‘Just Got Lucky’ reached No.6 UK, Top 40 US and featured in the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin and as the opening track to Lindsay Lohan’s movie Just My Luck.
The British heavyweight boxer Frank Bruno appeared in the video to their next hit ‘Johnny Friendly’ while their debut album Like Gangbusters hit the UK Top 20.
The JoBoxers have toured extensively in the UK, US and Australasia.
Other singles are ‘Jealous Love’, ‘She’s Got Sex’ which was covered by Sam Fox on her double-platinum selling album, and ‘Is This Really The First Time’ which featured in the recent Gary Crowley’s Lost 80s album.
JoBoxers today consists of all the original members.
Dig Wayne was key to starting the New York rockabilly scene with Buzz and The Flyers in the late 70’s and early 80’s. In addition to JoBoxers, Dig worked with Matt Bianco, has a solo album: Shack Rouser and has had a successful acting career with London West End musical Five Guys Named Moe while appearing in the movies: Judge Dread, Boo and Nightcrawler, and TV series including CSI, Criminal Minds and Revenge.
Chris Bostock recorded and toured with Dave Stewart’s post-Eurythmics group, the Spiritual Cowboys achieving two Gold albums in France and played with Paul Weller’s Style Council, Sandie Shaw, Shakespears Sister, Spear of Destiny and Subway Sect (past and present).
DC Collard also plays with The The and appearing in their “2018 ‘Comeback Special” tour which culminating with shows at the Royal Albert Hall and Sidney Opera House and was also musical director for Lisa Stansfield.
Sean McLusky records and tours with Subway Sect (past and present) Sandie Shaw and If?, is an innovator and promoter of London clubs: Club UK, Leisure Lounge, Merry England, Love Ranch, The Brain plus the label 1-2-3-4 Records.
Rob Marche signed to major labels with his bands Earl Brutus and If?, and played with The Gun Club, Sandie Shaw, Dreadzone and Subway Sect (past and present).
JoBoxers ‘very best of’ album Essential Boxerbeat is scheduled for release 24th June 2022 to coincide with a UK tour of festivals and club dates.