Biography

With its Soulful Funk Rock; Stereo Jo has been active in the New Jersey original music scene since 2015. Current lineup includes: Jimmy James – guitar & vocals; Nick Fantauzzi - Bass  Tommy Riley – drums & percussion.  Defined by soulful vocals, groovy guitar solos, and Bonham-esk beats; Stereo Jo is extremely energetic and upbeat. They are becoming known for their improvisational abilities -- as well as wild stage personality.

Since the beginning, Stereo Jo has opened for some pretty cool national acts (Drake Bell, Puddle of Mudd, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Richie Ramone, Sponge, The Toasters, Ballyhoo, Hookers N Blow, The Slackers, Iron Butterfly, Jocelyn & Chris Ardnt, & Fishbone). Anchored out of North New Jersey; Stereo Jo has made the legendary blues club turned modern music venue, The Stanhope House (Stanhope NJ), as their home base with other favorites including: Jiggs’ (Butler NJ) and The Clash Bar (Clifton NJ).

 

They are currently based out of Morris County NJ.

Playing in their current 3 piece line up, they have been compared to RHCP, Cream, STP w/ a touch of a little Floyd. They frequently invite guests to perform with them on stage.

Stereo Jo is currently recording a new EP titled "Secondhand Smoke". Previous recordings include: “getting to know..." 2015 - consisted of 7 original tracks (2 live) all recorded, mixed, and mastered at the original home studio; “Evil Placebo” 2016 - consisted of four new original tracks; & “Monovision” – the first of three 5 song EP’s.

"Stereo Jo is all about
upbeat feel good music"

A mixture of funk and rock is at the core of Stereo Jo’s music. Each band member brings their individual style to develop their unique musical flavor and sound.  Jimmy James has primarily been the main songwriter but Nick has a riff they've been jamming on. Tommy is widening his musical range and opening up new possibilities for the band. Lots of new music is on the way.

 

Stereo Jo is not afraid to experiment. We love to entertain people and have a good time! In addition to music, we like to perform skits and have fun interacting with the audience. Stereo Jo aims to make each performance distinctive from the rest. 

 

- Jimmy James -