The Sabrejets roots can be traced to the mid-to-late 80's where vocalist, guitarist & frontman Brian Young could be found with a band that he had formed THE TIGERSHARKS. With his influences including T-REX, The Cramps, Panther Burns and Johnny Thunders, Brian had decided to form the band after having a couple of years rest from the music business. He had previously been in RUDI - Belfast's first ever punk band who had enjoyed some fairly successful releases and supoorted The Jam on a UK tour.
The TIGERSHARKS appeared on a few compilations before folding. Brian's next project was THE ROUGHNECKS appeared on the "Songs The cramps Taught Us" compilation on the German label Jungle Noise. Around the time of the lead guitarist Geordie Beavis' departure, Brian found himself becoming a little dissatisfied. He was looking for something with a much rougher sound and evenually after a few more line up changes THE SABREJETS were formed....