Ace Enders

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Ace Enders
Ace Enders - 2007 - Detroit, Michigan.jpg
Background information
Birth name Arthur Carl Enders III
Born (1982-04-19) April 19, 1982 (age 32)
Origin Hammonton, New Jersey, United States
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, folk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer
Years active 1999–present
Labels Drive-Thru Records, Regular Music, Rise Records
Associated acts The Early November, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business, Ace Enders and a Million Different People

Arthur Carl "Ace" Enders (born April 19, 1982 in Hammonton, New Jersey) is an American musician. Enders is the lead singer and guitarist of the band The Early November. He is also the lead musician, songwriter and co-producer in his band, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business. He has also released music under the name Ace Enders and a Million Different People.

Biography[edit]

Introduction to music and The Early November[edit]

Enders began playing guitar after being inspired by watching his step dad, Robert Gazzara play in a band. Enders taught himself how to play his step dad's old guitar.[1]

In February 2001, Enders along with guitarist Jim Sacco, bassist Sergio Anello and drummer Jeff Kummer formed The Early November. In 2003, after the release of their first two EPs For All of This, and The Acoustic EP, the band released their debut full length album The Room's Too Cold.

In 2004, Enders started his own solo project I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business, releasing the self-titled album on October 26, 2004. Enders has stated that I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business "was a one-album thing".[2]

Recording of the third Early November album began in February 2005. The album, titled The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path, was a triple disc concept album with an entwining plot of a torn family, from the perspective of a growing child. The album took over a year to complete due to a multitude of issues. Before conceptualizing The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path, Enders contemplated leaving the music business and possibly going into retail or construction.

Enders, along with the rest of The Early November, have reunited and began playing shows, and have released an album, In Currents, which was released on July 10, 2012. Since their return The Early November have played with acts such as The Wonder Years, Cartel, All Time Low, Young Statues, The Swellers, Seahaven, Man Overboard, Into It. Over It., Hit The Lights and more.

Ace Enders and a Million Different People[edit]

Enders performing at Australian music festival, Soundwave, in Melbourne, 2009.

Ace Enders announced in Alternative Press magazine that he planned on recording a solo album,[3] and began a new project named Ace Enders and a Million Different People.

In the summer of 2007, Enders took out a loan to build a studio in the basement of a shopping center. After three weeks of work, building finished and Pink Space Recording was created. After the studio was finished, Enders spent two straight days making demos that would later be named "From a Daze" and "Emergency". Enders signed on with manager Lucas Keller to work on Ace Enders and a Million Different People. He opened for the full Angels & Airwaves US tour in early 2008. On June 13 of that year, Enders put out an 8-track album called The Secret Wars available for free download on Fuse TV.[4] He recorded them in his own studio.

In December 2008, Ace Enders and a Million Different People released the single "Bitter Sweet Symphony", a cover of The Verve song, on the iTunes Store. The song involves multiple artists including Mark Hoppus, Aaron Marsh, Craig Owens, Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, Bryce Avary, Kenny Vasoli, Matt Thiessen, and Duane Okun. All of the proceeds from the song went to VH1's Save the Music Foundation.

Ace Enders and a Million Different People released its second album, Enders' third solo album, on March 17, 2009, through Vagrant/Drive-Thru Records. The album is titled When I Hit the Ground.[5]

Ace Enders and a Million Different People went on tour with The All-American Rejects on the I Wanna Rock Tour starting in early April 2009.

Return to I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business[edit]

Enders released his second album under the I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business name on March 23, 2010, entitled The World We Know.[6] A music Video was made for the song "Old Man...........................".

On September 16, Enders released the third Mess album Dust'n Off the Ol' Guitar. The album featured redone versions of many Early November songs, as well as a couple Ace Enders & A Million Different People songs. The album also featured a new song titled "Growing Pains". There's also three songs from the album that will be released once the sales reach 5,000. These songs include "Pretty Pretty", a remix of "1000 Times A Day", and a full length version of "Decoration".[7][8]

On December 15, Enders released a Christmas-oriented EP titled Happy Christmas. The EP contains one original song titled "Season's Greetings", as well as a cover of "Christmastime Is Here" from the film A Charlie Brown Christmas, and a cover of Charles Brown hit Please Come Home For Christmas. The EP was released Digitally.[9]

Enders released self-released the fourth "I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business" album, Gold Rush on May 5, 2011. This album was funded through fan donations through Kickstarter.

With The Early November reuniting and touring again, Enders has continued to release to support this project. Along with The Early November, the band was signed to Rise Records. In 2013, the band name has been shortened to "I Can Make a Mess". This can be seen on both the latest album Enola, release on June 11, 2013, and the warped tour ballot. Enders performed two shows a day, on the entire 2013 warped tour, as The Early November and I Can Make a Mess.

Other projects[edit]

Ace Enders runs a studio in his home town named The Living Room. Ace has recorded bands such as Young Statues, Lift the Decade, Bombardier To Pilot, Backseat Goodbye, Move Out West and War Games (among many more).[10]

Discography[edit]

The Early November[edit]

Main article: The Early November

Albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business[edit]

Ace Enders and a Million Different People[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Ace Enders[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Share With Everyone EP (2012)

Unreleased[edit]

  • The Lost Album (2008)

Other work[edit]

Featured in[edit]

  • "Please Me" by Car Party[11]
  • "These Are The Days" by Just Left
  • "On My Own" by Just Surrender

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Early November Biography
  2. ^ Porretta, JP (February 14, 2008). "Rocker 'Ace' Enders launches solo project". Fairfield Mirror. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=241062
  4. ^ "Fuse.tv's The Worm". Fuse TV. Archived from the original on June 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Ace Enders & a Million Different People – When I Hit The Ground". Vagrant Records. Archived from the original on March 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-14. [dead link]
  6. ^ "News – Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  7. ^ http://icanmakeamess.net/?p=25
  8. ^ http://icanmakeamess.myshopify.com/
  9. ^ http://icanmakeamess.myshopify.com/products/happy-christmas-3-songs
  10. ^ "The Sound of Evolution: About". The Sound of Evolution. Archived from the original on June 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  11. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004QOOQ6A