January 9, 1963 |
||San Francisco, California, USA
||Alternative rock, heavy metal, grunge, alternative metal
||Femme Fatale (American band), Winterthrall, Pink, Hammers of Misfortune, Auntie Christ, L7, Stone Fox, Jackson Saints, Pagan Babies, Reign of Lee Kuan 
|Rickenbacker 4001, Fender Precision 5-String, Fender Jazz 4-String, SVT, S.I.T. Strings
Janis Tanaka (born January 9, 1963) is a bass player who has worked as a session musician and on tour with a number of well-known artists including Pink, Fireball Ministry, Hammers of Misfortune, Stone Fox and L7. She was also a member of the Pagan Babies, a band started by Courtney Love, Kat Bjelland and Deirdre Schletter in the 1980s. She is currently playing in the band Winterthrall. She is currently playing with the new all female version of L.A. based Femme Fatale.
She has also acted in a few films: Live Freaky Die Freaky, Down and Out With Dolls and The Year of My Japanese Cousin.
- ^ Invisible Oranges, AN ORAL HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE BAY AREA METAL SCENE PART 2, January 13, 2015
- ^ last.fm, STONE FOX, February 28, 2016
- ^ SF Sonic, CONCERT:SAN FRANCISCO MUSIC HISTORY ON DISPLAY - EDDY JENNINGS AT THE REGENCY, May 29, 2015
- ^ SF Weekly, THEY'RE NO ANGELS, August 29, 2001
- ^ "Janis Tanaka". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- ^ "Singer Songwriter Pink Performs with Bassist Janis Tanaka". Getty Image. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
- ^ "Janis Tanaka 2015 interview".
- ^ Janis Tanaka at the Internet Movie Database