Jäger Volant's Ronnie Day: "The key to a great guitar sound is in how you play and how you phrase"

Jäger Volant's Ronnie Day with a pair of Epiphone Les Pauls; “I really like the sound from the ProBucker pickups” (Image credit: Jäger Volant)

Jäger Volant Guitarist Ronnie Day is on a mission. “We’re trying to do smart rock,” he says. “I think that’s the antidote to the dumbed-down, lowest-common-denominator music that’s pretty much all you can hear on the radio. Rock is having a really hard time in the States. Pop is so dominant.”

Day is quick to make it clear that this is not a one-off project. “We’re already working on our next album. We’ve written a number of songs and are working on a track we’re hoping will feature on the soundtrack of the next Halloween movie.”

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Mark McStea

Mark is a freelance writer with particular expertise in the fields of ‘70s glam, punk, rockabilly and classic ‘50s rock and roll. He sings and plays guitar in his own musical project, Star Studded Sham, which has been described as sounding like the hits of T. Rex and Slade as played by Johnny Thunders. He had several indie hits with his band, Private Sector and has worked with a host of UK punk luminaries. Mark also presents themed radio shows for Generating Steam Heat. He has just completed his first novel, The Bulletproof Truth, and is currently working on the sequel.