Trevor Jones: guitars/vox
Chris Montijo: drummings
Joe Lawless: guitars/keyboards/vox
John Fallon: Bassings
Some neato bands we've played with:
Joel Gion and The Primary Colours
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Blonde on Blonde
Death Valley Girls
TATJ are an indie psychedelic folk punk alternative garage hard rock and roll headphone-music band that coagulated in Las Vegas, NV in early 2012 when Chris and Trevor were introduced at The Blind Tiger in Las Vegas by the spirit animal of the band, Chuck D. Trevor had just returned from a year of writing/demoing songs in Newport Beach, CA and Chris had just moved from San Diego. They began playing acoustic shows with Chris on a cajon, recording, and plotting the formation of a whole band.
That would happen on Feb. 2nd 2012 with the addition of Joe Lawless, multi-instrumentalist formerly of The Shorewoods and 2-Point Suspicion who met Trevor at a shared gig at the local sex museum. The band played their first show at The Cheyenne Saloon after only an hours worth of rehearsal. Recording of the songs Trevor made up in Newport, what would become debut album There Was Lightning, commenced July 2012 at Vegas' Chrome Werewolf Studio with engineer/producer Brian Garth of the band Black Camaro.
Lightning was released 12/22/12 to rave reviews from local publications such as Las Vegas Weekly, Seven Magazine, and The Citylife(rip), as well as other alternative weeklies, magazines and blogs. "Grooving at The Speed of Light" would be the bands first time hearing one of their songs on the radio when goodman Donald Hickey gave it a spin on the Neon Reverb radio show on 91.5fm in Las Vegas, which began the band getting played on independent, college, and commercial radio(9 out of 10 songs wound up getting played across various stations). The next couple of years would give way to a There Was Lightning vinyl release(on a label that also features Rock and Roll Hall of fame members The Zombies), TV appearances, and loads and loads of shows.
Take You to Stay, the bands second album (recorded mostly at Joes studio), built on the guitar-driven sound of the first with a plethora of new noises and more catchy yet out of left-of-the-dial-field rock and roll. Notably, the first music to feature new bassist the legendary John Fallon of The Steppes who joined in the midst of recording the album.
2020 saw the releases (and worldwide airplay) of the single "Anywhile" and the EP "Get it!" whose title track garnered the band its first Sirius XM airplay by radio legend Bill Kelly. Trevor debuted some new songs for the "Life is Shit Festival" online edition.
"Love It!" was released in August 2022 and album number 3 is en route and nearing touchdown with surprises in store.