Who are the band members and what do they play?
Trevor Jones - guitar, vocals, keys/synths, melodica, percussion, drums
Chris Montijo - drums, percussion
Joe Lawless - guitar, vocals, keys/synths
John Fallon - bass, guitar, vocals, percussion
What are the band's main influences?
Most classic rock, The Replacements, Oasis, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Styx, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Smithereens, The Stone Roses, Ian Brown
Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?
-Our last single "Get It!" has gotten SiriusXM play.
-We played the Neon Reverb Festival
-Opened for notable acts such as Joel Gion and The Primary Colours, The Warlocks, Scot Ian, Pat Dinizio, Spindrift, Wavves, The Blasters, Immigrant Union, La Luz, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Blonde on Blonde
-Featured on The Doug Stanhope Podcast
-Collaborated with Dick Valentine from Electric 6(who sings on a song from our upcoming album)
-Worldwide radio play
How and where did you get together?
Trevor and Chris were introduced by a mutual friend in Las Vegas and started playing acoustic shows. Joe Lawless, who Trevor met at a shared gig at the local sex museum, was added a couple months later and they started performing as a full band. The band met John Fallon(of The Steppes fame) at a concert he was playing with Rob Campanella of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and he joined on the bass a couple years later when the band was looking for someone new.
Do you have any favourable quotes from previous reviews of the band that you'd be happy to share?
"the psychedelic indie band has continued to experiment and grow, leaning into more unique arrangements and instrumentation. That evolution is palpable on TATJ’s latest EP, Get It!"
-Leslie Ventura, Las Vegas Weekly
"The Vegas band's fuzzy guitar driven style pulled a bunch of great late 60s and 70s influences together and gave garage band fans a record that blended psych and rock with the best elements of The Stooges, Lou Reed, and Neil Young's Crazy Horse..."
- Real Gone Rocks
"Get It! is ten minutes of sonic bliss that you don't want to end."
-Here Comes The Flood
"Not only does Trevor and The Joneses’ performance demand your attention but its the details throughout the music that keep you coming back over and over again...Anywhile is another example of Trevor and the Joneses’ versatility within the psych-rock genre."
-S Ben Ali, Keep Walking
"Trevor and the Joneses’ confidence in their song writing is apparent, drawing upon their influences but cementing their own style in the psych-rock genre with catchy hooks, groovy riffs and face-melting solos. Anywhile is another example of Trevor and the Joneses’ versatility within the psych-rock genre..."
-Nick Devlin, Radio Friendly
"...invokes memories of the glory days of rock n’ roll—very engaging, with the right amount of grit. If you haven’t picked this up, you are missing out..."
-Nick Kuzmak, SLUG Magazine
"Screaming guitar solos, spoken/shouted vocals, and a wicked sense of humor drip from every tune...frying brain cells, hair follicles, and the odd pacemaker along the way...you can be sure that “lightning” they speak of is probably white and of the liquid variety!"
-It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine
"An upcoming release"
-Consequence of Sound
Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
Recorded in Trevors Paradise Garage studio with final production/mastering done with Brian Garth of Black Camaro
Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.
Were there any notable or amusing happenings surrounding the recording/production of the EP? As above, list whatever might be of relevance.
Came together fast. Recording is always the best thing ever.
Please provide a one or two-line personal quote that can be attributed to a band member, about either the band themselves or the release.
I'm just trying to make as many records as I can before I die - Trevor Jones