Jean Hates John
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Jean Hates John

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The best kept secret in music


"Long Island Press"

In the '80s, the American rock scene was saturated with virtuosic guitar playing and charismatic lead singers. A decade later, a newer generation of rock stars eschewed the brio and theatrics for a more subdued, stripped-down sound. Long Island's own hard rock outfit Jean Hates John fuses the clever songwriting and attention to melody of '90s alternative rock with the glamour and showmanship of '80s metal. Lead singer April Jimenez's soaring vocals and flamboyant stage presence are balanced out by Nero's searing guitar solos and the three-person rhythmic onslaught that is guitarist Jenn Garay, bassist Francois and drummer Eric Diaz. $10. 10 p.m. The Village Pub South, 198 Broadway, Rte. 110, Amityville, 631-598-7261

—Mo Ibrahim - Mo Ibrahim

"Fire Island Battle of Bands"

Winner of the 2005 Fire Island Battle of the Bands...

"the highlight for me was the local favorites...Jean Hates John, fronted by April Jimenez. I don't know who this young lady is but what a pair of pipes! Those guys had the dock rocking and the ferry shimmying. I head they have already been invited back for next year by the planner.."

John Schaffner - John Schaffner

"Sam Ash Catalog"

The featured Band in the Sam Ash Sponsership ad. September 2005 - Sam Ash Music

"Press Cafe Sponsorship"

Press Cafe sponsorship, featured band on postcards that are distributed throughout Long Island, NY - Press Cafe

"New Englands Musician Expo"

Selected as a finalists for the New England Musician Expo (NEME) on September 17th and 18th -


WUSB 90.1
Feminine Groove Radio
KROQ CA. - Rodney's Rock Show
Derby Free Radio
102.3 WBAB

Self Titled EP released 8/17/05


Feeling a bit camera shy


Long Island, once known for its hard-rock original music scene, has been labeled of late as an emo breeding ground. A longing for the days of when music didn't whine and musicians acted like rock stars prompted five friends and diverse musicians to put out some truly rocking music.
Enter jean HATES john.
JHJ transcends the generation gap that marks today's music by infusing the genius of rock fundamentalists like Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones with today's hipster influences such as Jet and Guns and Roses; all layered over shocking male/female vocals and harmonies. Crowds won't be able to control the urge to tap their foot, dance atop tables or just get buck wild once they get an earful of this fun, no nonsense rock band. To experience the full spectrum of JHJ's untamed antics be sure to catch a live show.

Get ready for a band to grab you by the neck and make you take notice!