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Stereo Jo

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
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With the ongoing pandemic and loss of live performances, now is a better time than ever to show some love to your local bands and artists. While bands and artists may not be able to perform live anymore, one of my favorite local bands Stereo Jo, has found a way to still bring the heat with their newest EP Secondhand Smoke.

Stereo Jo is a 4 piece high energy rock band based out of Butler, NJ. The band consists of Jimmy James (guitar/vocals), Nick Fantauzzi (bass/guitar), Tommy Riley (drums), and Ashley Ramsey (vocals).

Secondhand Smoke is their sophomore EP. The 5 track EP features their songs “Ghost”, “Games”, “Can’t Feel”, “Around You” and “Northern Lights”, and has a little bit of everything for everyone.

The opening track “Ghost” is a haunting song about moving on from the past. It has a great groovy and chill vibe to it, and features amazingly soothing vocals from Ashley Ramsey.

The next track “Games” is a standout track on the EP and is my personal favorite. This upbeat, psychedelic-rock track is about battling your inner demons. With lyrics such as “I know what you’ll say, when I’m not around”, and “It’s the games we play that lead us to, our own demise”, it’s a track that everyone can relate to since battling with your inner demons is a common struggle.

Strap on your seatbelts cause the next track “Can’t Feel” takes you on a joyride through the world of love. It’s another groovy track with a feel good sound that’ll definitely have you swaying along.

The last two tracks on the EP “All Around You” and “Northern Lights” take you on a dreamy trip. Ashley Ramsey lends her vocals again to the soothing interlude of “All Around You”.

“Northern Lights” is the only instrumental track and is a perfect way to close out the EP. It’s an eerie and mystical instrumental that would sound perfect on the soundtrack of a movie or video game.

If you want to see more from Stereo Jo follow their social media and check out their Stereo Jo Show, a livestream they hold every Monday and Wednesday on YouTube and Facebook to support independent artists. - Alyssa Mattia - Indie Band Guru


Third Gear (2021)

Open Road
Hot Pursuit

Secondhand Smoke (2020)

Can't Feel
Around You
Northern Lights

MonoVision (2017)

The Sun
Side By Side
In Range



Stereo Jo is a High Energy Rock Band hailing from NEPA Valley PA, Northern NJ, & NY. Defined by ripping guitar solos, catchy originals, and monster jams; Stereo Jo will definitely grab your attention. Active since 2015, they’ve opened for cool national acts, including: Puddle of Mudd, Sponge, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Richie Ramone, The Ataris, Tantric, Iron Butterfly, Drake Bell, Saving Able, Ballyhoo, Patent Pending, Fishbone, the Slackers, and many more. SJ is becoming known for their entertaining live performances and wild stage antics.

Playing in a current 5 piece line up (Jimmy James - Guitar & Vocals; Nick Fantauzzi - Guitar, Bass & Vocals; Mark Tav - Bass & Vocals; Hunter Dean - Saxophone & Baritone; Anthony Mann - Drums), Stereo Jo has been compared to: if Jimi Hendrix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers had a kid… mixed with a healthy dose of saxophone. They have a growing catalogue of originals, covers, and tasty jams; over 4 hours worth so far. Stereo Jo is not afraid to experiment either. They love to entertain the audience and have a good time!

Stereo Jo has 3 albums available on all streaming platforms for a total of 17 studio tracks.  A fourth EP, titled Dance for Me, is being recorded right now with an upcoming tour being planned. In addition to music, Stereo Jo hosts an internet talk show called the Stereo Jo Show. They interview artists from around the world. This is definitely a group you need to check out! 

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