meet Janel and the heist.


A local music scene favorite, Janel and the Heist is a dance and party band playing top 40 from the last 30 years. We've played corporate gigs for Walmart and Coca Cola, benefits for Harvest Food Bank, Save the Music, Focus Foundation, private parties and nightclubs throughout the Bay Area. The band always packs the house with energy and passion.

Janel Tan - Lead Vocals
Janel was a top 75 contestant on Season 13 of American Idol. Her big, soulful voice will blow you away, then she'll knock you out with her stylish interpretations of today's top female performers.

Shane McLaughlin - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar
A member of the Music Hall of Fame, Shane was inducted as a recipient of Best Male Vocalist in a Corporate Band. A born entertainer, Shane makes every song his own with a charismatic combo of musical talent and raw vocal style.

Anthony Thue - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
TT was the founding member of a touring Rock band throughout the 1980's. Today, his range spans blues, rock, country, R&B, soul and more. His gritty vocals and tasty licks thrill fans throughout the Bay Area.

John Avilla - Background Vocals, Bass Guitar
A life-long musician, John has performed in venues from stadiums to local clubs and private parties. The bedrock of the backline, he lays down the groove across music genres.

Steve Giorgi - Drumming Icon
Close your eyes when listening to Giorgi play and you'll swear he sports extra arms and legs. The foundation of the band's polyrhythmic rock, this former Rush tribute band drummer blends musicality with stunning force and speed.