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The Hashtags, based in Monmouth County New Jersey, is a three-piece band specializing in the very best Rock, Blues, Alternative, and Reggae music. Our shows are performed throughout the year at a variety of pubs, town festivals, private gatherings, and corporate events in the New Jersey-New York area.

                  Joey Berndt - Lead Vocals and Guitar

Joey Berndt was born in Pourtsmouth, VA on December 18th, 1981. His musical journey began at the age of 9 after joining the school band as an alto saxophone player. It was not until 1996, however, that he purchased his first electric guitar, a $99 special in the JC Penny Catalog. Inspired by the likes of Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day as well as Michael J. Fox's timeless performance of Johnny B. Goode, Joey began learning every song that was played on MTV. Joey B has performed in many rock groups over the years.  He has written and recorded several pop songs between the years of 2007 and 2012. Joey has also performed much freelance studio work for the San Juan Music Company. In 2011 he found his nitch for performing live as an acoustic cover artist. A few years later he began to form a full rock group, now known as The Hashtags and promises that the best is yet to come.

A.J. Garito - Percussion and Backing Vocals

A.J. was one of triplets born in the central western portion of Italy. They were abandoned at birth as his parents were the victims of an attack by the Mongol Hordes. His two brothers, Romulus and Remus were taken in by a band of wolves and later founded the modern city of Rome.