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The Nectars weave inspiration from bands like Weezer, The Pixies, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Mac DeMarco, Pavement and Tame Impala into their own brand of Indie Punk—or as they call it “alternative jizz-jazz/cat-trap fusion.”

The band was founded in 2016 by long time friends and Basic Vacation co-collaborators Mikey “Mad Dog” Montalbano (drums) and Jon Paul (bass, keys, backing vocals). They enlisted friend and local guitarist, Mike Baron, plus vocalist and childhood band member with Mad Dog, Jessica Kenny. Still under a year since inception, the band has recorded over 10 tracks, shot three videos and even turned down an early record offer.

BAND MEMBER

Jessica Kenny - vocals, magical unicorn from space

Influences: Grimes, Banks, Jefferson Airplane, Radiohead, Tool, Bon Iver
Accomplishments: After crash landing on the Earth, Jessica infiltrated the local punk scene in New Jersey, and once sang for the President.
Personal Socials:
Instagram: @jaykenny


Michael Baron - Guitar, Baron of Bloomfield

Influences: Albert King, Buddy Guy, Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Weezer, Led Zeppelin
Accomplishments: Multiple US tours with various projects, a plethora of studio sessions, and once achieved the brown note by using only a handful of pedals. 
Personal Socials:
Twitter: @mikebaronmusic
Instagram: @doctorbaron


Mikey Montalbano - Drums, Theremin

Influences: Led Zeppelin, the Killers, Thomas Pridgen, Aerosmith
Accomplishments: Extensive touring history across the US. Signed Capitol records in a former project with Jon Paul. Notable shows include The SuperBowl Pre-Party at the Barclays Center with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and other performances with Third-Eye Blind, Empire the Sun, They Did Firefly, and Counter Point. 
Personal Socials:
Twitter: @mikejmontalbano
Instagram: @mikejmontalbano


Jon Paul VII - Bass, Keys, Backing Vocals

Influences: Kids Like Us, Bruce Springsteen, Thunder cat, Randy Jackson (the dawg), Grails
Accomplishments: Extensive touring history across the US. Signed Capitol records in a former project with Mikey Montalbano. Notable shows include The SuperBowl Pre-Party at the Barclays Center with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and other performances with Third-Eye Blind, Empire the Sun, They Did Firefly, and Counter Point.
Personal Socials:
Instagram: @mrjonathanpaul
Twitter: @mrjonathanpaul