J.Q. & The Bandits originally came together because they loved singing, and there were a few college tuitions which needed to be paid. While singing on a Greenwich Village street corner, they were discovered by a theatrical agent and soon found themselves sole stars of a Levi's 501 Jeans national TV commercial and composers of the product's jingle, Levi's 501-derful Blues. They have made over 1,200 personal appearances worldwide, have toured US, Canada and Europe, and they won the MTV Basement Tapes Competition with their original music video Bandits of Love, after which their album by the same name was released in Europe.
Members: Jim Fontaine, Christopher May, David Montgomery, Steven Katz