janet rucci band
Meet the Band
Bass, Dan Menendez
Drums, Jolene Smith
Lead Guitar, Steven Smith
Acoustic, Janet Rucci
History & Venues
Dangerous & Obsolete
Fast As Fire
First band, License, a classic cover band, UCSB, circa 1980
Students gather in IV park for the License show
License: Todd, Carlos, Chaney, Carole & Janet
License business card - parties, dances, weddings etc, and a blank space for the phone number!
First recording studio visit, UCSB Kerr Learning Resource Center, circa 1979
Guitar lead and drum tracks get recorded during the first studio recordings of Janet's original songs.
Janet and Paul get ready to record tracks at Kerr Learning Resource, UCSB
License plays a wedding gig, circa June 1981
Bob Ouelette records Mudflaps tracks, Sonora Sound, L.A.
Brian Brown lays down lead for Mudflaps track at Sonora Sound, Los Angeles
Janet and Billy, Cloverland Studio, Burbank, circa 1994
Janet & Woody Walsh relax between vocal takes on Mudflaps cd
Janet lays down vocals on Mudflaps cd at Sonora Sound, Los Angeles
Billy relaxes at the piano after wrapping up his drum tracks
Mary, Billy and Janet arriving at Steve Vai's Mothership studio for final tracks of Mudflaps cd
Janet rehearses guitar part at Mothership Studio, Los Angeles
Billy Sullivan and Tom Nullen discuss tracking options for Mudflaps cd
Relaxing between takes at Mothership Studio. So many notable musicians signed that wall.
A lowly souvenir from a day of mixing at Sunset Sound.
The final product, the shrink-wrapped Mudflaps cd!
Gregg Tilles mans the board for a home-studio recording project on Tascam 8 track, circa 1994, Cardiff, CA
Dean Davidson adds bass parts on home recording project, Cardiff, CA, circa 1995
More reverb! Carole and Gregg discuss adjustments.
Glen, Todd, Ozzie and Janet arrive at Exum Studio, Escondido to record Fast As Fire cd, circa 1998
Ozzie Mancinelli creates and records the intro riff to Angels in The Doorway track on the Fast As Fire cd
Glenn Goodwin adding bass tracks to Fast As Fire cd, Exum Studio, Escondido, CA, circa 1998
Todd Parker waits for the go-ahead to start the first track on Fast As Fire cd
Roy "Raul" Gonzales is all set up at Exum Studio to add percussion parts to the Fast As Fire tracks
Fast As Fire cd finishes tracking at Golden Track Studio, San Diego, CA
Fast As Fire cd wraps up with mixing, mastering and replication
Ben Moore begins tracking on Dangerous & Obsolete cd at Big Fish and Audio Design Recording Studios
Mike Hopkins eager to lay down his leads for Dangerous & Obsolete cd at Big Fish Recording Studio, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Dangerous & Obsolete cd wraps up with mastering by Ben Moore and Gavin Lurssen, Lurssen Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Band promo circa 2007
Belly Up Tavern, Janet with Bob Ternansky
Metaphor Cafe, Escondido, circa 2007
Old California Coffee House, San Marcos, with Steve Smith, Dave Whitman and Ernie Garcia
Catching up with Kevin Spangler during a break at Surf & Saddle Saloon, Solana Beach, CA
Claire de Lune performance with Michael, Hector and Harry, San Diego, CA, circa 2005
Setting up for Iron Man Competition entertainment, Oceanside, CA
Lestat's Coffee House performance
SLO Brew performance, Mike Hopkins, Harry Hache, Jay Soule, San Luis Obispo, CA
Oceanside Arts Festival with Steve Smith, Doug Brown and Dan Menendez
An improved business card!
Doug takes the initiative to promote the band by dressing up his kit.
Tower 13, Cardiff, CA
Bay Hill Tavern promo
Guest guitarist Stephen Kamada sits in at Old CA Coffee gig
E-Street Cafe, Encinitas promo
Today's Pizza promo
La Costa Roasting Company, Carlsbad, CA, with newest member, Jolene Smith on drums and vocals
Relaxing after the gig, Dan, Janet, Steve & Jolene