Less Than Jake

ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida

Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida.

Less Than Jake
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Less Than Jake performing on August 19, 2006
Background information
Also known asLTJ
OriginGainesville, Florida
GenresSka punk, pop punk, punk rock, reggae
Years active1992–present
LabelsDill, Asian Man, No Idea, Fat, Capitol, Fueled by Ramen, Sire, Sleep It Off, Cooking Vinyl
Websitewww.lessthanjake.com
MembersChris Demakes
Roger Lima
Vinnie Fiorello
Buddy Schaub
Peter "JR" Wasilewski
Past membersJessica Mills
Derron Nuhfer
Pete Anna

CareerEdit

Before the band was started, lead vocalist and guitarist Chris DeMakes, drummer Vinnie Fiorello, and bassist Shaun Grief all led a local band called Good Grief while they were attending high school in Port Charlotte, Florida. When DeMakes decided to move north and attend the University of Florida, the band broke up.[1] Less Than Jake was formed on July 13, 1992. The band got their name from Fiorello's dog, Jake, who was usually treated better than the rest of the household, so everything was "less than Jake".[2] The band released their debut studio album, Pezcore on August 22, 1995 through Dill Records.[3]

Their eighth studio album See the Light was released on November 12, 2013.[4]

Band membersEdit

Current
  • Chris DeMakes - Vocals and guitar (1992–present)
  • Vinnie Fiorello - Drums (1992–present)
  • Roger Manganelli - Vocals and bass (1993–present)
  • Buddy "Goldfinger" Schaub - Tenor trombone and backing vocals (1993–present)
  • Peter "JR" Wasilewski - Tenor saxophone and backing vocals (2000–present)
Former

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Less Than Jake on first-name basis with fans". The News-Times. Retrieved 2014-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Interview: Less Than Jake: Who The Hell Are They and Where Did They Come From?". In Music We Trust. Retrieved 2014-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Pezcore - Less Than Jake". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "See The Light - Less Than Jake". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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