List of The Brian Jonestown Massacre members

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre is an American eclectic musical group led by Anton Newcombe, whose music spans multiple genres including psychedelia, electronica, folk music, blues, and experimental music.

The group was founded by Newcombe, Matt Hollywood, Ricky Rene Maymi, Patrick Straczek and Travis Threlkel in the early 1990s in San Francisco.[1]

The BJM has famously undergone many personnel changes, with Anton Newcombe being the only consistent member.

Current members and notable figures[edit]

  • Joel Gion – tambourine. (1994–1999, 2001, 2004–present). Also a singer/ songwriter solo artist.
  • Ricky Maymi – guitar (formerly drums & bass). (1990–1993, 2003–present).
  • Rob Campanella – keyboard, organ (and occasionally guitar). (2000–present). Also of the psychedelic band, The Quarter After.
  • Dan Allaire - drums (2002-present)
  • Collin Hegna – bass/guitar. (2004–present)
  • Ryan Van Kriedt - guitar. (2015-present). Also of The Asteroid #4 and Dead Skeletons.

Former members[edit]

  • Brad Artley – drums. Also played drums for The Richmond Sluts. (1996-1997)
  • Jeff Davies – guitar, organ. Currently with the country-pop/folk rock band The Burlington Family. Previously with The Tulips and Smallstone. (1992-1999; 2001-2003)
  • Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson – six and twelve string guitar. Also of the Spaghetti Western band, Spindrift. (2000-2015)
  • Brian Glaze – drums. Currently a solo recording artist and member of The Gris Gris. (1994-1998)
  • Peter Hayes – guitar. A founding member of alternative rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. (1997-1998)
  • Matt Hollywood – guitar, vocals. Founder member. (1990-1998; 2009-2015)
  • Miranda Lee Richards – guitar and vocals. Currently a solo recording artist. (1995-1999)
  • Patrick Straczek – guitar. Founding member. Did not record any material with the band. Replaced by Jeff Davies in 1992. (1991)
  • Dean Taylor – guitar. Currently contributes to Tokyo Raid (formerly The Mandarins). (1996-1999)
  • Travis Threlkel – guitar. Founder member. Currently the creative director of multi-media design company, Obscura Digital, as well as the leader of psychedelic/experimental band The Imajinary Friends. (1990-1993)
  • Matthew J. Tow – guitar. Leader of Australian band The Lovetones. Previously with indie rock bands Drop City and Colorsound. (2003)

Comprehensive line-up history[edit]

Guitar Bass Drums Vocals Miscellaneous, Guests, Etc.
1990–1991 Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Ricky Maymi
Patrick Straczek
Travis Threlkel

Matt Hollywood

Ricky Maymi

Ricky Maymi Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood

1992 Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Jeff Davies
Ricky Maymi
Travis Threlkel

Matt Hollywood

Ricky Maymi

Ricky Maymi Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood

1993 Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Jeff Davies
Ricky Maymi
Travis Threlkel
Elise Dye

Matt Hollywood

Ricky Maymi
Chris Dupré

Ricky Maymi

Brant Graff

Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood

Ian Sefchik - Guitar
1994 Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Jeff Davies
Elise Dye
Dean Taylor

Matt Hollywood

Chris Dupré

Brian Glaze
Milo Warner Martin
Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood

Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Sophie Guenan - Tambourine
Mara Keagle - Organ
Dawn Thomas - Accordion

1995 Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Jeff Davies
Elise Dye
Dean Taylor

Matt Hollywood Brian Glaze
Milo Warner Martin

Graham Bonnar

Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Miranda Lee Richards
Mara Keagle

Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Sophie Guenan - Tambourine
Mara Keagle - Organ (appears as "Mara Kagel" on Take It From The Man!)
Dawn Thomas - Accordion
Eufloria - Vocals on "Evergreen" & "Wisdom (Demo)"
Paolo Simmonds- Vocals on "Everyone Says"

1996 Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Jeff Davies
Dean Taylor
Derek Hoeckel

Matt Hollywood Brian Glaze

Mike Burns
Brad Artley

Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Miranda Lee Richards
Mara Keagle

Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Derek Hoeckel - Tambourine/Maracas
Dawn Thomas - Accordion
Dan Knop - Vocals on "All Around You (intro)"

1997 Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Jeff Davies
Robert Desmond
Dean Taylor
Miranda Lee Richards
Peter Hayes

Matt Hollywood Brad Artley

Jussi Tegelman
Adam Hamilton

Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Robert Desmond
Miranda Lee Richards

Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Robert Desmond - Cello
Raugust - Flute

1998 Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Jeff Davies
Dean Taylor
Adam Le Blanc

Matt Hollywood

Charles Mehling

Arik Ohlson

Adam Hamilton
Billy Pleasant
Marty Smith

Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Miranda Lee Richards

Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Miranda Lee Richards - Flute

1999 Anton Newcombe

Jeff Davies
Dean Taylor
Miranda Lee Richards
Jeff Levitz
Lenny Pops
Bobby Hecksher
Christof Certik

Charles Mehling

Anton Newcombe

Miranda Lee Richards

Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Christof Certik - Keyboards
Tony O'Neill - Keyboards

2000 Anton Newcombe

Frankie Emerson aka Frankie Teardrop
Jeff Levitz

Bobby Hecksher
Hunter Crowley

Greg Epman

Anton Newcombe Mara Keagle - Vocals
2001 Anton Newcombe

Jeff Davies
Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson
James Ambrose

Dave Koenig Hunter Crowley Anton Newcombe Mara Keagle - Vocals on Bravery, Repetition and Noise (appears as "Mara")

Joel Gion - Tambourine/Percussion
Raugust - Flute
Rob Campanella - Organ/Mellotron/Mandolin

2002 Anton Newcombe

Jeff Davies
Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson
Kirpatrick Thomas

Dave Koenig Dan Allaire Anton Newcombe Rob Campanella - Organ

Jason Anchondo - Tambourine

2003 Anton Newcombe

Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson
Ricky Maymi
Matthew J. Tow
Kirpatrick Thomas
Daniel "Bowerbird" Koontz


Dave Koenig
Tommy Dietrick

Dan Allaire Anton Newcombe Rob Campanella - Organ/Dobro/Piano/Mandolin

Ed Harcourt - Vocals on "Here It Comes"
Daniella Meeker - Vocals on "Here It Comes"
Matt Tow - Vocals & wrote on "Starcleaner" (also wrote & sang on "A New Low In Getting High")
Joseph Campanella- whistling on "You Look Great When I'm Fucked Up"
Julie Carpenter - Violin/Cello/Vox on 'And This Is Our Music...'

2004 Anton Newcombe

Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson
Ricky Maymi

Collin Hegna

Dave Koenig

Dan Allaire

Ryan Sumner
Brian Glaze

Anton Newcombe Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Rob Campanella - Organ
Zy Orange Lyn - Violin

2005 Anton Newcombe

Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson
Ricky Maymi
Irina Yalkowsky


Collin Hegna

Dan Allaire Anton Newcombe Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Rob Campanella - Organ
Sarabeth Tucek - Vocals on We Are The Radio

2006 Anton Newcombe

Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson
Ricky Maymi
Irina Yalkowsky


Collin Hegna

Dan Allaire Anton Newcombe Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Rob Campanella - Organ/Mellotron

2007 Anton Newcombe

Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson
Ricky Maymi


Collin Hegna

Dan Allaire Anton Newcombe Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Rob Campanella - Organ/Mellotron

2008 Anton Newcombe

Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson
Ricky Maymi


Collin Hegna

Will Carruthers

Dan Allaire Anton Newcombe Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Rob Campanella - Organ/Mellotron
Henrik Baldvin Bjornsson - Vox

2009-2015 Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood
Frankie "Teardrop" Emerson
Ricky Maymi


Collin Hegna


Dan Allaire Anton Newcombe

Matt Hollywood

Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Rob Campanella - Organ/Mellotron

2015-present Anton Newcombe

Ricky Maymi
Ryan Van Kriedt


Collin Hegna


Dan Allaire Anton Newcombe Joel Gion - Tambourine/Maracas

Rob Campanella - Organ/Mellotron

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