BandsOnABudget.com was out at the Asbury Lanes last night and caught an amazing set from New Brunswick, NJ's Jac. Check out the video above and be sure to check out their myspace page for some additional videos and mp3s.
Jác is a band led by Ritchie Monteiro. Other members include: Katie Campo, Tom Millet, Bob Hackimer, Ryan Shafer, and Andrew Dodemaide. All have been in or are presently in music projects of their own, but are indulging the idea of bringing more untraditional instruments to the surface. The ensemble of instruments include: Ritchie - vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano, ukulele, percussion, accordion, trumpet, harmonica, Tom - bass, acoustic guitar, vocals, ukulele, Kate - accordion, violin, piano, acoustic guitar, vocals, Bob - drums, percussion, vocals, Ryan - Saxophone, ukulele, percussion, Andrew D - Violin, ukulele, percussion. Jác songwriting influences are broad, ranging from folk, jazz, spanish flamenco, country, Eastern European, blues, classical and many more. Art will also play an intergral role to the band, led by Gary Bennett and Ritchie Monteiro. Jác can be seen playing venues in the months to come. Check back on this sight for clips of new music and artwork.