Originally from Connecticut, Amy began playing the piano and singing at age 5 and participated in many various choral groups and classical ensembles growing up. During high school and her time at the University of New Haven where she studied classical voice and piano, she performed throughout the tri-state area as a soprano soloist and with many professional groups. Amy cites vocal powerhouses such as Sarah Brightman, Anne Wilson, Barbara Streisand and Whitney Houston as her greatest inspirations in finding her voice. As front woman for Just Like That, Amy's unstoppable energy is sure to get you on your feet in no time! Her vocal prowess and talent earned her in 2016 the accolade of "Female Vocalist of the Year" from the Limelight Magazine Music Awards, a New England based music publication based upon fan votes. Amy lives and works on the Cape as a personal trainer with her husband John, her son Nick "the Ginger Prince" and their menagerie of animals.
Born and raised on Cape Cod, John has been musical since the age of 7 when he started on trumpet, trombone and piano. Thankfully, he picked up a bass guitar at 14 and has been in love with all things bass since. John graduated from the Arts Institute of New England with a degree in Audio Engineering and played in various punk rock and metal groups during his time in Boston. Most notably he released several records of original material with the death metal groups Cirque de Carne and Stiff. His biggest musical inspirations are bass guitar greats Les Claypool and Justin Chancellor. John enjoys collecting vinyl and experiencing music of all types "how it should be listened to". He owns and runs a specialty meat shop and deli on the Cape and is lovingly referred to as Mr. Amy Marie.
Lead Guitar / Vocals
Nobody plays the guitar, or has more fun doing it, than Keith. He has played in several bands across the Cape and South Shore and continues to do so with JLT and the group Seven.
Keith and his beautiful wife live on the Cape and run a popular pizza restaurant.
Percussion / Vocals
From a very young age, Janie knew she had to make music, and as a way to rebel against parents who wanted her to take piano lessons, she began hitting the drum set. Influenced by such jazz greats as Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa, rock legend Keith Moon, as well as her own uncle, Janie made it a point during her education to become as multifaceted as possible with technique and style as well as dedicated to learning classical music theory. Janie began playing out with groups in the early 80’s and has performed with too many to name. She has been featured in many articles spotlighting female drummers and has played venues all over New England. As well as being a founding member of Just Like That, Janie was the founding member of Green Dame and the Chickz, an entirely female rock group.
Keyboards / Vocals
Chuck comes to “Just Like That” with a lifetime of musical experience. He is a classically trained pianist who began his pop/rock music career in high school and played many college gigs during his four years at Boston University. After college, Chuck ventured into the wedding band business and had huge success for fifteen years with his six piece wedding band “CHARISMA” performing at weddings and special events at five star hotels throughout New England.
When asked about his musical journey so far Chuck replied “I really have no clue as to the exact number of gigs I’ve played over the years but it’s certainly in the thousands and most of them have been great fun. Now that I live on Cape Cod, I’m enjoying playing at local pop/rock dance clubs. Playing keyboards with ‘Just Like That’ is great both on and off stage. It couldn’t be any better.”
Bass Guitar / Vocals - Emeritus
Influenced by artists such as Santana, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd; Mike began playing the guitar at the age of 14 and picked up the bass at 16. In 2009, after decades of playing in garages, basements, back yards, and beaches; he started playing the local Cape Cod circuit and has performed with a handful of bands such as Loose Change, Green Dame, and Not Bad Company. In 2013, he helped to form Just Like That with bandmate Janie MacAuslan, and a few other local musicians. With the addition of Amy Marie on vocals in January of 2014, Mike, Janie, and Amy have been the steady core of this band over the years. Mike now serves as technical and marketing advisor for JLT and once in a while will still bring the thunder to the stage!