Jersey Petroleum Live The band Jersey Petroleum consists of Jersey Petroleum (played by Ron Bass) on lead vocals and harmonica, and Jim Petroleum (played by John Stanford) on guitar, back-up vocals and all other instruments. Ron has written the lyrics for all songs except the cover of Sir Walter Raleigh's Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd. John has composed all of the music.

Ron is the author of The Velveeta Underground, a collection of short stories and one act plays published in 2006 as part of the EAA Signature Series. John is also a film maker, photographer, graphic artist and the leader of the imaginary band Modchik.