Cigar (band)

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Origin Eugene, Oregon
Genres Punk rock- melodic hardcore - skate punk
Years active


2013 (show reunion)- present
Labels Theologian Records
Associated acts The Circus Tents
Members Rami Krayem
Jason Torbert
Jon Sortland
Past members Jeff Jones

Cigar was an American punk rock band from Eugene, Oregon, and, later, San Diego, California. Cigar was formed in 1996, discovered by Fletcher Dragge of the band Pennywise and signed to Theologian Records in 1997. Its first album, Speed is Relative, was released in 1999 and produced by Fletcher Dragge.[1][2][3] The band also appeared on several punk compilations and surf and skate videos (including Toy Machine's "Jump off a Building" during Chris Senn's part[4]).


In 1996, Jon Sortland (currently sponsored by Paiste[5] and C&C Drums[6]), alias "Big Jon" (Broken Bells,[7] Circus Tents) and Jason Torbert (Goddamn Electric Bill) met through the local classified advertisements. Following this, Jeff Jones (Circus Tents) joined the band as a guitarist. Badly needing a singer, Sortland, then working at a local movie theater, asked everyone who came in if they would like to be in a band and Rami Krayem was found. After recording the first demos, Jones left the band and Krayem took over on guitar.


In 2013, Cigar reunited to headline a benefit show for Music 4 Cancer in Quebec, Canada.[8][9] In 2014, Cigar headed back to Quebec to play Amnesia Rockfest alongside bands like Blink 182, Weezer, Alice in Chains, and more.[10][11][12]

Band members[edit]


Track listing

  1. "No More Waiting"
  2. "Mr. Hurtado"
  3. "Two Kevins"
  4. "Wright & Wrong"
  5. "Laundry Basket"
  6. "Back To Home"
  7. "The Bind"
  8. "Nick Of Time"
  9. "Long Run"
  10. "Watch It Fall"
  11. "Weight Of The World"
  12. "Show Me"
  13. "Captain"
  14. "Dr. Jones"


  • 1998 Jump Off A Building - Toy Machine
  • 1999 The Year - A Curran Film
  • 2001 TK5 - The Kill Five
  • 2002 TK6 - The Kill Six


  1. ^ Cigar at Allmusic
  2. ^ Cigar at ARTISTDirect
  3. ^ [1] Fletcher Dragge Discogography
  4. ^ Jump Off a Building
  5. ^ "Paiste - Jon Sortland"
  6. ^ "C&C Drums - Jon Sortland"
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ [4]
  10. ^ [5]
  11. ^ [6]
  12. ^ [7]