Our Story

 

Barbara Jansson sings lead and harmony and plays percussion and harmonica. She is a natural at singing songs from the fifties and sixties. The Shirelles, Shangri-Las, Chiffons, Crystals, and Ronettes are just some of her favorite groups from that time.  Barbara began her musical career at age eleven singing with her sisters at community events and then joining her first band, The Superlatives when she was fourteen.  Barbara has been a vocalist in numerous New England based bands: Tommy &The Duels,  All Growed Up, The Huggerz,  Joe's Diner,  Johnny & The Tygers and The Girl Next Door.  She has worked and recorded in several music studios with Johnny & The Tygers before recording her own music at Bristol Studios of Boston and then the  Blue Jay Studio in Manchester to record her Christmas CD.  Barbara is very happy to be singing with The Jantelles.

Michelle Soreff LeFrancois has been singing in musicals and talent shows since the age of twelve.  More recently she is involved in spiritual music, Kirtan, meditation, drumming circles and music therapy for children.  In the 90's she worked as a studio vocalist and sang back-up and harmony for the band The Platters.  Since the age of seventeen Michelle has been a singer in several bands throughout the North Shore and New Hampshire including Night Majick, Girls Night Out, Prodigy, Brass Ring, The Riverside Project, The Trinity Experience, The Time Traveler's and more!  Michelle is pleased to add The Jantelles to her long list of bands and is happy to have the opportunity to sing the old jukebox hits!                             

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'.  Fud is pleased as punch to be part of The Jantelles.

Alton Hollister has joined the band with his melodic saxophone

Frank Germano is on guitar, vocal leads and harmonies.

Dick Gerard plays drums and adds vocal leads and harmonies.

 

The Jantelles give thanks to:

Bill Grillo for playing drums with the band over the past five years.

Dave Koen for his vocals, keyboard and guitar.

Will Hunt for his vocals, guitar and saxophone.

Paul Ahlstrand on saxophone.

Jared Holaday on saxophone.

Dan Sartorious on saxophone.

Marc Lorah on drums.