Our Story

 

Barbara Jansson sings lead and harmony and adds percussion and harmonica to the band.  She is a natural at singing songs from the 60's.  The Shirelles, Shangri-Las, Chiffons, Crystals, and Ronettes are some of her favorite groups.  Barbara began her musical career at age eleven singing with her sisters at community events and then joining her first band when she was fourteen.  She has worked and recorded in several music studios where she has written and produced her own music.  "Singing the jukebox hits from the 50's & 60's with The Jantelles is very rewarding."

Elaine Persons is truly the Patsy Cline voice of the group.  She sings Walking After Midnight, Crazy, I Fall to Pieces and a heart wrenching rendition of Crying by Roy Orbison.  Her keen ear helps to blend the group in perfect harmony. 

Geoff Muller is no stranger to the North Shore music scene. His warm voice and skilled guitar playing have been featured in the bands 'Wiggle Room' and most recently 'Not That Blonde'.  For Geoff, harmony is key - "When multiple voices lock together, the result can be magical."

Fud loves to play those low notes. He has been doing that for quite some time. Some of the groups that he has growled and thumped in are 'Ghost', 'Mona', 'The Judy C Duo', 'The Terrestrials', The 'Harmaniacs', and 'The Girl Next Door'. He is pleased as punch to be part of The Jantelles.

Bill Grillo is a drummer of many rhythms, from his formative years on Long Island playing rag time, jug band, folk, blues and rock, then off to the country western scene in NYC in the 80’s, calypso in the Hamptons, and back to NYC playing reggae and ska. When he landed on Cape Ann in 2001, he played rockabilly with Johnny Hale and the Boppers, country, fishing and 70’s pop with the Squatcho Bondo Band, and then early jazz with the Old Salties. He loves the beautiful harmonies of the Jantelles.