We are submissive to music


Based out of Sayreville, NJ, JENEVIEVE CRUZ AND THE SUBMISSIVES have come together to create a unique, fresh, raw sound, full of energy and passion. 

Jenevieve Cruz, along with Ronnie Fischer, started writing songs together in February 2013 and formed a band shortly after. Their work performing as a cover band built their recognition in the rock world.

Which led to the release of their debut 5 song EP titled "Echoes" on Corporal Music Group, Jenevieve Cruz's Independent Label, while simultaneously going through some lineup changes. Their ballad "Picture Of You" was Produced by Legendary John Siket. The single "Lose Myself In You" was licensed to Director Nick Basile for his Feature film "Dark" Starring: Whitney Able, Alexandra Breckenridge and Michael Eklund. Now on Netflix!

"Band members are true artistic spirits, and the music is timeless."-Jeff Crespi (published 6.28.16 National Rock Review)

Influences: Jack White, No Doubt, The Rolling Stones, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Dave Mathews, Nirvana, Theo Kogan and Pearl Jam...

The band has shared a stage with Worldwide Band "Fear Factory" and with the new line-up, Released their Debut Album "Queen of the First" on 1/6/17, as well as continuing to perform all over the tri-state area and planning to announce "City Of Dreams" 2017 Summer Tour Dates.

"I need your affection, your constant connection, kiss me smooth or until I'm drained" lyrics from their single "Do It To Myself" screams hopeless romantic and that I am. I am also extremely passionate about writing lyrics that are universal and music that touches the soul", says Jenevieve. 

EP "Echoes" is Available Now on Bandcamp and streaming on YouTube

Debut Album "Queen of the First" is Available Now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more...

Current Lineup:

Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica / Jenevieve Cruz

Lead Guitarist / Ronnie 

Drums / Nicole 

Bass, Backing Vocals / Ngozie 

PRESS KIT-One Sheet (Updated) 12/2016 JCTS | Download



About Jenevieve Cruz

Singer/Songwriter | Multi-Instrumentalist | Music Producer | Poet

Aside from the band, Jenevieve Cruz performs as a charismatic solo acoustic act, as well as her spoken word poetry locally in New Jersey and the lower east side, NYC. Throughout her solo career, she has had the opportunity to open for "Fishbone" in Santa Monica, CA. Jenevieve was featured in "Urban Ink Magazine" April 2012 issue, Inked Poets, where they published her poetry as well as an interview with her. Jenevieve is currently recording and self-producing her first solo full-length acoustic album "UNPLUGGED" due to release February 2017.  


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Live Performances

      Date        Set Time   Venue          Address                                     Details

Sat March 18, 2017 7pm-11pm Starland Ballroom- 570 Jernee Mill Rd. Sayreville, NJ   $15/All Ages

Fri March 24, 2017 9pm-1am Willie McBrides- 1270 Easton Turnpike Branchburg, NJ    21 and over

Fri April 21, 2017  8pm-1am Hub City Brewhouse- 335 George St. New Brunswick, NJ All Ages-21 to drink




Thurs Feb 2, 2017   4pm-7pm CBGB & OMFUG- Newark Airport  Newark, NJ  (JCTS Acoustic Performance)

Sat Jan 28, 2017 9pm-12am Cookie's Bar- 2026 S 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA              21 and over

Sat Dec 31, 2016 10pm-1am Hub City Brewhouse- 335 George St. New Brunswick, NJ All Ages-21 to drink

(New Year's Eve!)

Sat Dec 17, 2016 11am-3pm Avanti Day Resort-345 US 9, Manalapan, NJ All Ages

(Acoustic Live Christmas Performance)

Fri Nov 18, 2016 9pm-1am  Willie McBrides- 1270 Easton Turnpike Branchburg, NJ All ages-21 to drink

Fri Oct 14, 2016  8pm       Sidewalk cafe- 94 Avenue A, NY, NY                  $10 at the door

Sat Oct 15, 2016  3pm-?     The Stanhope House- 45 Main Street Stanhope, NJ   $30 - All day festival

(Opening for Unearth, Soilwork and Battlecross)

Fri Sept 23, 2016 8pm-1am Hub City Brewhouse- 335 George St. New Brunswick, NJ All Ages-21 to drink

Sat Aug 20, 2016  8pm-1am The World of Beer- 335 George St. New Brunswick, NJ    All Ages-21 to drink

Fri Aug 5, 2016   8pm     Starland Ballroom-570 Jernee Mill Rd. Sayreville, NJ    $20  All ages

(Opening for Fear Factory in support of the kickoff to their world tour. Presented by WSOU)

Sat July 30, 2016 9pm-1am  Willie McBrides- 1270 Easton Turnpike Branchburg, NJ  All Ages-21 to drink

Thurs July 14, 2016 5-8pm  Porta- 135 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ (Acoustic/Electric w/Drums Rooftop)

Sun June 5, 2016  5pm       The Stone Pony- 913 Ocean Ave. Asbury Park, NJ    $10 All Ages-Doors 1pm

Fri May 13, 2016  9pm    Starland Ballroom-570 Jernee Mill Rd. Sayreville, NJ  $15 pre-sale tickets

(Opening for National "Guns n Roses" Cover Band "Appetite for Destruction") 




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by Jenevieve Cruz and the Submissives

This EP was us having creative freedom and putting the puzzle together to find our sound. 

Jenevieve Cruz: Vocals, Guitar on "It's Your Fault", Harmonica on "Lose Myself In You"
Additional background vocals by: Bunny Joey

The Submissives on this recording are: 
Ronnie Fischer: Guitars
Tommy Flaco: Bass
Rob Barden: Drums
Jim Long: Piano on “Lose Myself In You” and “Picture Of You” 
Giuseppe D.: Organ on “California Dream” 

Produced by Jenevieve Cruz and Giuseppe D.
Except “Picture Of You” - Produced by Legendary John Siket
Mixed by Giuseppe D. 

Recorded at Mozart Studio, Clifton, NJ
Recording Engineer: Kostadin Kamcev
Mixed at Studio 61, West New York, NJ and
The Sanctum, Sayreville, NJ
Mastered by Giuseppe D.