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The Janeys, Bryce Janey and Billy Lee Janey. Twin guitar force with Bryce’s gritty, soulful vocals and tasty guitar chops, combined with Billy Lee’s intense rapid-fire telecaster guitar playing.
Collaborating together in songwriting they prove to be a triple threat. Their new four song demo showcases their original, blues-based sound but mixed with each of their own styles in songwriting and guitar playing.
Billy Lee has over 35 years of experience as a musician, songwriter and promoter and has been successful with his solo efforts, with rave reviews nationally. BillyLee is the real deal, straight up potent, telecaster twangin’ guitar playing.
Although his talent has been compared to greats like Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, Billy Lee clearly creativity sets himself apart, giving himself his own unique style, the foundation of the Janeys!
Bryce Janey is clearly hitting his stride and now has come of age as a seasoned performer, songwriter and guitarist, and yeah it didn’t hurt that he had a great gene pool to pull from.
Bryce’s Stratocaster tones oscillate between purrs, stings and snarls… the stuff connoisseurs can not live with out! “All the elements that could make Bryce Janey a major blues star are in place” - Blues Revue Magazine.
Bryce and BillyLee together have a B.M.I. catalog that exceeds over 100+ songs. They are currently touring around the Midwest and are seeking major/ major independent, label representation, Management and Publishing support. The Janeys have The Whole package, a new up and coming act and sound, crossing over with the blues to a wider audience. We hope you will agree!
Bryce Janey began his career at age thirteen in a
blues trio called “The Janeys.” His mother on drums and his father
BillyLee on guitar. The Janey’s played regionally and nationally from
Chicago to Los Angeles. Between 1991 and 1993 they performed with over
50 national acts including Buddy Guy,
Koko Taylor, and
Elvin Bishop to name just a few.
n 1999 Bryce signed with San Diego Music attorney, Rod Underhill. He
shopped the market for major and major/independent label response.
Although no deal was signed, Bryce did receive positive feedback and
became the number one artist on mp3.com later that year. We are
currently searching for artist management and attorney representation,
as well as national distribution.
Bryce and his father Billy Lee, own all rights and publishing to a catalog of some 100+ songs. This will prove to be a strong factor for Bryce in recording and his future as a recording artist. As they said in Blues Revue "all the elements that could make Bryce Janey a major blues star, are in place!"
Blues guitarist, songwriter, performer, Billy Lee Janey has been
compared by some to such greats as Eric Clapton,
Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy,
Albert Collins and
Jimi Hendrix. Even though these "guitar heroes" have
been an inspiration to him, Billy Lee's own soulful and passionate love
for music clearly and creatively sets him apart, giving him his own
unique style and personality.
Billy Lee recorded his first record in 1972 and another in 1973 which included "Pontiac Blues" by Sonny Boy Williamson.
In 1975 he recorded a full scale album titled "No Rest For the Wicked" with his psychedelic blues trio Truth 'N Janey. "No Rest For the Wicked" has achieved near cult status internationally, and selling for as much as $150.00 as listed in Goldmine Magazine.
Today Billy Lee is testing the water with his solo career, and his newest release "Mankiller". He is also playing with his son Bryce Janey in The Janeys. While he is staying pretty busy these days with performances. recording sessions, and many a late night writing and composing. Billy Lee hasn't forgotten what this is all about for him. "I just want to share with people what I feel in my heart, and to try and have a good time with them as well."