Persiana Jones started in February 1988 in Rivarolo Canavese, a village in the Turin North Area. During the first two years , the band expands his activity to all North Italy.
In 1990, the first record is released. "Impazzire" is a miniLP with 4 songs, recorded and produced by Madaski. In a few months the record sells more than 3000 copies ans is reviewed abroad. The frenzied live activity of Persiana Jones helps increase the band's fame all over Italy.
1991, the band wins Valdelsa Rock, italian rock festival nearby Florence. In December a new picture disc is released, "Baciami Tony" (four tracks), together with disco-mix version of the same song, produced by Madaski again. 1992: the band appears on Rai TV for the first time, in a live show in Rome attended by 15000 fans, along with the other new Italian bands. In december, another concert at Palladium in Rome, is broadcasted by Stereo RADIORAI, during the popular show "Planet Rock". After attending lots of anthologies (Sotterai Italiani, Skandalo al sole, Vox Pop 93), in May 1993, a new Mini CD is issued. It consists of 3 afro-american tracks entitled "Che Passa", produced by Madaski again with the help of Carlo U. Rossi. During the "Che Passa" tour (with occasional shows abroad), the new live album is recorded.
1994, January: ³Show² comes out: 16 tracks (7 previously unreleased), all live. The record contains all the power of an average Persiana Jones concert: from SKA to Latin, all seasoned by loads of fun. In 1994: appearance at some TV shows ("Segnali di fumo" on Videomusic, "Domino" on TMC and "Saxa Rubra" on RAI 3) and some radio shows: ³Pomeriggio giovani" and "Hit Parade" by Piero Chiambretti on RAI Stereo2 1995 Persiana Jones quit Vox Pop and self-produce the new album, "Siamo Circondati", distributed by Banda Bonnot. Recorded at Transeuropa Studio in Turin and produced by Carlo U. Rossi, "Siamo Circondati" contains of 13 new tracks. It¹s a multicoloured and carefully finished work, it sells more than 5000 copies and is well reviewed also abroad. It is distributed in Belgium Holland, France, Spain, Switzerland and USA, but the best results come from Germany. Durante the promotional tour in Austria and Germany, Persiana Jones plays with excellent SKA bands from Germany and elsewhere (No Sport, Skaos and others), obtaining a good success in spite of the fact of singing in Italian.
1996, a line-up change: the brass section is reduced to one tenor sax and the band counts now 5 elements. Another German Tour then Italy again with shows with The Skatalites, the fathers of Jamaican SKA, and Toasters, form the USA. 3 antholgies: in October "War is insanity" - Germany, in November "Let's skank" - France with SKA bands from 3 continents, in December ³Latin ska vol.II" - USA. This one is the most important, as it¹s issued by Moon Records (New York), world leader of SKA music.
1997, after a few dates, a big change for the birth of "Uaz Record" (by Beppe e Silvio Carruozzo). It goes to show the intention of the band od staying inedependent. February-March: the band records a new record, "Brivido Caldo", at blumusica Studio in Torino, 14 brand new songs, with the artistic production of Pippo Monaro. This is a heavier record than the previous ones; more rock influences on the usual SKA foundation. In March Persiana Jones, first and only Italian band to do it, sign a contract with Moon Records NYC, that deals with the print and distribution of "Brivido Caldo" all over the world. After 50 dates, a new drummer and, after a period of rehearsal, the second part of the tour starts on october, 31st.
1998. Lots of gigs abroad, Catalunya above all, where the band attends at some major Spanish festivals and wins praise from the crowd and tye critics. In Italy, the band plays the 2nd Moonstomp Ska Festival in Bologna and attends the compilation "Italian Ska Invasion", from an original Uaz Record idea along with the independent label Lilium, distributed in Italy by Epic-Sony