Jay "Jaybone" Janoski, guitarist and founder of The Vendettas cut his musical teeth with local legends, The Hackensack Men and the Trenton Horns. While playing with that band for almost 15 years, he also played with The Vindicators, the hard blues band, The Mojo Rhythm Kings, and his own original Alternative Rock band, Collarbone. He has shared the stage with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, and Rick Derringer, as well as local heros like Frank Lattore, Lil' Cliff Bernard, and Bobby Rondinelli.

After leaving the Hackensack Men, Jay looked back on the material he had been playing and found that his favorites were the early Rock and Roll and Rockabilly numbers. He decided to put together a smaller band whose primary material would be drawn from early innovators like Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkens, and Johnny Cash,  along with revivalists like The Blasters, The Reverend Horton Heat and Stray Cats.

Jay and The Vendettas have been bringing Rockabilly and Roots Rock to Eastern Long Island for the last six years and are proud to play this great music in the years to come.


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