About Ellis Island

Ellis Island is made up of musicians with diverse backgrounds and musical histories. Combined, they have more than a century of experience playing for audiences from upstate New York down to Alabama and Florida and across the ocean in London.

Island Juice


L to R: Nate, Alex, Jeannine, Jeff, Tim, Jim

Tim Ellis

Vocals and acoustic and electric guitars (and foot tambourine)

Jeannine Swaim

Vocals and percussion

Nate Balogh

Acoustic and electric guitars

Alex Giannaras

Bass and vocals

Jeff Steele

Drums and percussion

Jim Menard

Keyboards (and tambourine on one song, and they let him sing some harmony that’s not critical or needs to be in tune or anything)