John and Mary formed the band, MJ12, in September of 2006. They started writing and performing together in 1995.
Between Marys' writing and deep, jazzy, rock sound and Johns' creative, music writing, they have created 16 songs together and more in the works. Mary and John recorded their first C.D., Mass-is-teria, in 2006, which they have just released. Making a recent move to Grand Junction, Colorado, they have met and teamed up with Joel Young.
John - Lead Guitar MJ12s an accomplished, self-taught, lead guitar player from Portland, Oregon. John started playing guitar at 15. He has created his own electrifying sound. A dedicated fan of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, John prefers hard rock, metal and blues.
Mary - Vocals MJ12as raised in Los Angeles in a show business family. Her father, Ed Hennessy, was a renowned singer, actor, comic, writer, director, and story teller from the east coast. Marys' Dad encouraged and inspired her to sing and perform with him, at the tender age of six. She became a professional dancer, for a time, but didn't consider song writing, singing and playing rhythm guitar, professionally, until meeting John in 1994.