Jet was formed in 2001 in Australia by brothers Nic and Chris Cester, who invited Cameron Muncey and Doug Armstrong to join the band. A little later, they were joined by an old friend of Chris’, Jason Doukas. The young musicians chose a short name for their band, keeping in mind the British rock group Wings. While performing as an opening act for a local but already famous punk group The Specimens, Jet started earning popularity. Shortly the band was joined by Mark Willson, who replaced Doug Armstrong.
In 2002, the band released its first EP Dirty Sweet. It sold only about 1,000 copies but they went off like hot cakes. Elektra Records noticed the band and offered it a contract. In 2003, the company rereleased the EP.
The band members realized that in order to earn international popularity, they need a more professional approach. So Jet went to the USA, where it recorded the first debut album with the help of a famous producer Dave Sardy. The LP Get Born was released in 2003. It topped ARIA charts and reached the 26th spot on Billboard 200. The album earned eight platinum certificates in Australia.
Suddenly, The Rolling Stones noticed the band and offered them a chance to join the famous group on its Australian tour as an opening act. Jet immediately agreed. From that moment on, Jet became a very busy touring group. In 2003, the musicians performed at more than 200 concerts.