James Hepler

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James Hepler
Background information
Birth name James Joseph Hepler
Also known as Hepstyle, Hepleriffic, JJH
Born (1973-10-15) October 15, 1973 (age 41)
Genres Rock, indie rock, punk rock
Instruments Drums, bass, vocals
Labels Greyday Records, Saddle Creek Records
Associated acts I Was Totally Destroying It, Sorry About Dresden
Notable instruments
Shine Custom Drums.[1]

James Hepler (born October 15, 1973) is an American musician. Associated with several local North Carolina musical groups, Hepler is an adept musician, mastering several musical instruments and is most recognized for his drumming accomplishments playing with the bands I Was Totally Destroying It and Sorry About Dresden.

Hepler is an advocate, contributor, and representative for Cytunes.org an organization that features music from artists who have contributed tracks to help raise money in memory of Cy Rawls, a close friend, who died October 3, 2008 from a malignant brain tumor. All proceeds from CyTunes are donated to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center, where Rawls was treated.

Hepler graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 with a degree in communications (radio, TV and film) and Durham Technical Community College in 2005 with a degree in electronics. He currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.


Hepler has a relationship with the preparation, presentation and eating of food. He is well known in local circles as a Pit Master and Master Chef. He has been featured in two separate cook books; Lost in the Supermarket by Kay Bozich Owens & Lynn Owens[2] and I Like Food, Food Tastes Good by Kara Zuaro.[3] He has also been featured in a few cooking blogs.[4][5]


Sorry About Dresden[edit]

I Was Totally Destroying It[edit]

  • I Was Totally Destroying It (2007) – self-released
  • Done Waiting EP (2008) – self-released
  • The Beached Margin/Done Waiting LP (2009) – Greyday Records
  • Horror Vacui (2009) – Greyday Records
  • Get Big (Limited Edition 7" single) (2010) – Greyday Records

Chamber Corps[edit]

  • Chamber Corps EP' (self-released, Internet only[6])


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