This weeks Friday Jam goes out to Natural Child. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist Jonas Stein. Turbo Fruits formed while Stein was still in Be Your Own Pet.
The earliest version of Turbo Fruits also included Be Your Own Pet drummer John Eatherly who performed on the self-titled debut, which was released in the U.S. and then a few months later in the United Kingdom by ARK Recordings. The duo later added bassist Max Peebles for touring. Stein continued the band after Be Your Own Pet folded in 2008 and again after Eatherly and Peebles left the band to join Be Your Own Pet
's frontwoman Jemina Pearl in her solo project. Stein then added bassist Wes Traylor and drummer Zack Martin for Turbo Fruits' second album, Echo Kid
, which was released in fall 2009 on Fat Possum.
That fall, the band (Stein, Eatherly & Peebles) also appeared in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut Whip It
Just before Echo Kid was released Traylor and Martin left the band to start Nashville based rock band Natural Child and Matt Hearn and Dave McCowen of Nashville's The Tits
were recruited for touring.
In the summer of 2010 Kingsley Brock was added on guitar making the band a 4-piece for the first time. To find out more about Natural Child click HERE!