AJM BAND The most entertaining band in central California! If you love the classic rock, blues, southern rock and boogie woogie songs of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s then you will love the AJM Band. Bring your dancing shoes! Featuring originals and their take on the classics, the AJM Band currently plays all along the central California coast, the Fresno / Visalia area and travels to Northern and Southern California. Performing in clubs, festivals, concerts and private functions. High energy performances, great songs and a great sound are the standard.The lineup consists of Andrew Jay Magnuson on guitar and lead vocals, Steve Calabrese on guitar and vocals, Darrell Sisco on bass and Frank Alsing on drums. Some notable dates include opening for Marcia Ball in Bakersfield, Ca., the Gateway Blues Festival, the "Blues, Brews and BBQs" circuit, the Musik Mountain Blues Festival in Shaver Lake, Ca. featuring Elvin Bishop and Mitch Woods, and live appearances on KMPH Channel 26 Great Day morning show. As of 2018 the band has four CDs to its credit. You may contact the band directly for CD’s, bookings, or further information. (559) 288-5301
Andrew Jay Magnuson
Andrew Jay Magnuson From the clean sound of traditional “Chicago” blues to the modern wail of his guitar on steroids, Andrew Jay Magnuson plays and sings with true expression and conviction in every note. Although his style and focus have changed over the years, music has been an integral part of Andrew’s life since adolescence. He began performing in nightclubs at the age of 15, and by the age of 20 was a regular on the Hollywood, California music circuit. While his emphasis was on harder rock and roll during his Hollywood days, today, Andrew is developing his love of blues based music. “It hit me real hard a few years ago, “ he says. “Not everything we play is blues but the roots are always there”. Andrew currently resides in Santa Maria, Ca.
Darrell Sisco:A veteran of the Visalia music scene, Darrell Sisco helped form the AJM Band in 2001. His driving sound forms the backbone of the trio.By early 2005 Darrell relocated to Idaho where he played in the cover band Treasure Canyon. In ‘06 he found himself in Colorado playing with anothercover band called Flashback.In 2011 Darrell made his way back to California and rejoined the AJM Band.Darrell has a love for hats and entertains the crowd by changing them often!
Frank AlsingFrank started playing clubs in the Bay Area at the age of 18 in 1972. He had the fortune of playing in some excellent original bands such as "Stage Coach" that featured Jeramy Storch who had two solo albums on RCA records. Frank also played in a progressive rock band called Synapse. "Our music was in the style of Yes and E.L.P.." says Frank. In 1980 he moved to Hollywood with the "Pearl and the Kosmic Blues Band". That was a Janis Joplin tribute band that included two original members, Sam Andrew and Snooky Flowers. They toured all the western states, appeared on TV and headlined concerts. Frank currently lives in Hanford, California and has been an intregal part of the AJM Band since 2002
Steve Calabrese Steve was born and raised in Arizona but has been a California resident for many years. At age twelve he picked up his brother’s guitar when his brother went off to college and was hooked . Steve has never looked back. Having played in many bands Steve has opened for several major acts. He had the amazing experience of backing blues legend Muddy Waters. His favorite band is the Rolling Stones and his favorite guitar is the Fender Stratocaster.