- Emyr Davies - Violin/Lead Vocals
- Jack Massie - Guitar/Lead Vocals
- Callum Lee - Guitars
- Rhys O'Leary - Bass/Backing Vocals
- David Taylor - Drums
It's a typically bitter December and the tiresome fields of a South Wales farm are awoken in a turbulent outbreak of infectious rock, consisting of rasping guitars and a soothing violin which gracefully weaves between robust bass lines and spirited rhythms.
Three years later the five young men are still quenching their thirst for creativity and working for the band they have now named Jocanovic. When comparisons are made one of the most common is with 'The Levellers' largely due to Emyr Davies' impressive fiddle work, however initially it was the melodic havoc of the 'The Libertines' that drew them together.
Perhaps, as an influence, the latter is more obvious in their furious, punk wildcard 'Willow', in which both vocalist/violinist Emyr Davies and songwriter Jack Massie hurl out the lamenting lyrics. Emyr Davies ferociously bombards the listener with every word while Jack grinds over an exasperated violin.
After 6 months of relentless endeavour, pulling together the final strings of their set, Jocanovic stepped into the South Wales gig circuit and immediately reaped the rewards of their exertion, beating 80 other bands to win the title 'Welsh Band of the Year 2006'. Since then they've gone on to record 7 of their best songs at Warren Farm, Scarborough, with John Poole (Enemy and Hadouken! fame). Warren Farm has recorded artists such as Corrine Bailey-Rae, The Futureheads, as well as The View's critically acclaimed 'Hats off to the Buskers'.The immediate future for Jocanovic will revolve around an expansion of fans and a broader media exposure. They've proved they'll put in the groundwork and if things go their way they'll reap the rewards, again.