The Union Jacks

The Best British Rock & Pop

from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s & 2000s!!!

What We Do

The Music

The Union Jacks are ambassadors of British rock & pop. Sometimes the music is legendary, sometimes somewhat obscure, sometimes an utterly guilty pleasure. No matter what the song, we do our best to get people moving and happy.

our library
Who We Are

The Band

Five musical wanderers found themselves in Austin at the same time. Through a series of want ads, "I played with this guy before, we should see if he's a fit" scenarios, and dumb luck, we ended up finding an indisputable musical connection.

meet the band
The Heroes Behind the Music

Meet The Band

The Union Jacks are a disparate group of miscreants and degenerates, who dedicated a good portion of their lives to playing music. Somehow, they all got together and turned out to be pretty damned good.

Ryan Cerchiai

Singer, Concept Mastermind

Ryan started this mess in Vegas under the moniker "The Vegas Wankers". Now that it's rebooted in Austin with real wankers, he thought a name change was appropriate.

Scott Minchk

Guitars, Vocals, Musical Director

Scott only knows like 8,907,450 songs. And can play them all with frighteningly high competence. He has a secret love for blast beat drumming and Air Supply & other Yacht Rock.

Mike Nichols

Guitars, Keys, Vocals, Comic Genius

Mike...um...yeah. Mike's that guy you don't expect to be brilliant, but is. Hear uprorious laughter during a rehearsal? It's because of him. Oh, yeah. He kicks ass musically, too.

Ben Post

Bass, Crowd Agitator, Lead Hair

Ben is a bass player. For this reason, he plays bass in the Union Jacks. Sometimes he plays two basses. But not at once. Yet. He also receives the most audience swoons per show.

Jeff Conner

Drums, Vocals, Wardrobe Changes

Jeff found the drums like a lot of people do. A good sense of rhythm & little other musical talent. Effort & practice made him good. Bless his heart when he sings, though.

Look at us!

Pictures & Video

The Union Jacks are ambassadors of British rock & pop. Sometimes the music is legendary, sometimes somewhat obscure, sometimes an utterly guilty pleasure. No matter what the song, we do our best to get people moving and happy.

We put on an excellent show

Watch Our Video

 Play Now
Listen To Us!

Our Songs

We currently have a healthy set of songs to choose from and are always learning more. Because, well, we like to play. You'll notice a heavy emphasis on the 80's.

60s & 70s

  • The Who
  • Cream
  • Led Zeppelin
  • David Bowie
  • Queen
  • Van Morrison
  • Rolling Stones
  • Ozzy
  • Joe Jackson
  • The Beatles

Mighty 80s

  • Tears For Fears
  • The Cure
  • Simple Minds
  • The Police
  • Duran Duran
  • Big Country
  • George Michael
  • The Cult
  • Billy Idol
  • Echo and the Bunnymen
  • Psychedelic Furs
  • The Clash
  • Modern English
  • Thompson Twins

The 90s

  • Depeche Mode
  • Jesus Jones
  • Soup Dragons
  • EMF
  • Radiohead
  • Chumbawumba
  • Blur
  • Rick Rollin'

2000 +

  • Darkness
  • The Kooks
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • The Heavy
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Muse
Come See Us Play

Calendar: Union Jacks

Lets Get In Touch

Contact The Union Jacks