Jaret Reddick

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Jaret Reddick
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Background information
Birth name Jaret Ray Reddick
Also known as J.R., Red Dick, Jaret Von Erich, The Pope Minister
Born (1972-03-06) March 6, 1972 (age 42)
Origin Denton, Texas, U.S.
Genres punk rock, Pop punk, power pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer, voice actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, tambourine, kazoo
Years active 1994–present
Labels Jive, Que-so, Crappy, Brando
Associated acts Bowling for Soup, coolfork!, Jarinus, Love Händel, People on Vacation, Terminal Seasons, The Boster
Website www.bowlingforsoup.com

Jaret Ray Reddick (born March 6, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer, and voice actor, best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter for the Grammy Award-nominated rock band Bowling For Soup. He plays a Music Man Axis that has a flag of Texas design on it.

Background[edit]

Jaret Ray Reddick was born in Grapevine, Texas. He is the youngest of six children, with four sisters and a brother (named Danny). He went to Cunningham Elementary School, Wichita Falls, Texas. He graduated from S.H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls. In high school, he played snare drum in the marching band. Jaret has degrees in business management and psychology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.[citation needed]

Jaret loves games, which is the inspiration for the tattoo sleeve on his right arm, which includes such things as a Rubik's Cube, a Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone, jacks, Monopoly's Rich Uncle Pennybags, and Operation's Cavity Sam. The most recent addition is Mr. Potato Head.[citation needed]

He has owned a chain of toy stores while attempting to get his music career off the ground. He resides in a small community outside of Denton, Texas.

Career[edit]

Bowling for Soup[edit]

Bowling for Soup formed in 1994 in Wichita Falls, Texas.[1] Their name derives from Bowling For Soup, a comedy routine by Steve Martin. Jaret is the songwriter for the band, penning such BFS hits as "Punk Rock 101", as well as playing rhythm guitar. He also likes Iron Maiden, with his favourite song being "Paschendale", inspired by his old history teacher Dave McGill.

Phineas and Ferb[edit]

Reddick's biggest project outside of Bowling for Soup is song writing and appearing as the lead singer of the fictional band Love Händel on the television show Phineas and Ferb. It started with Bowling for Soup providing the series' theme song "Today is Gonna Be a Great Day," (nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music Emmy in 2008) and later Reddick's character Danny was introduced in the episode "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together".[2] Reddick has since written several songs for the show and made a handful of appearances, both as Danny from Love Händel, and once with cartoon versions of the other members of Bowling for Soup performing "Today is Gonna Be a Great Day."

Sonic Unleashed[edit]

Reddick also worked with SEGA for the song "Endless Possibility", which is featured as the theme to the Sonic the Hedgehog videogame, Sonic Unleashed. The song was co-written by other members of SEGA's sound team, including longtime Sonic game composer, Jun Senoue.

Jarinus[edit]

Jarinus is a songwriting/production team composed of Reddick and Linus of Hollywood.[3][4] The two have worked together co-writing songs for and co-producing the Bowling for Soup albums, Sorry for Partyin' (2009) and Fishin' for Woos (2011), as well as co-founding Crappy Records, and co-producing the People on Vacation EP The Carry_On EP (2011). In late 2011, Jarinus announced that they would be making their debut album and that they would be seeking funding for recording it through Kickstarter, and have since reached their goal of over $18,000. The duo began releasing demo recordings as free downloads, as a "song of the week" promotion, on SoundCloud. However, Reddick later stated these songs would not appear on the album.

Crappy Records[edit]

Crappy Records is an independent record label started by Reddick and Linus of Hollywood[3] as a partnership with Oglio Records.[4][5] The label has released albums from Kurt Baker, The Leftovers, Linus of Hollywood, MC Lars, and Skyfox.[5]

Built By Ninjas[edit]

Built By Ninjas is a music video production group formed by Reddick and Heath Balderston.[4][6] The group has produced music videos for MC Lars, Patent Pending, Palmdale, and Skyfox, as well as Bowling for Soup's music video for the song "Turbulence"[7] and People on Vacation's video for the song "Where Do We Go."

Producing Darlington singles[edit]

In 2008, Reddick produced, co-wrote, and co-arranged two singles with solo artist Christy Darlington. SUV & Girls + Summer = Fun! were subsequently recorded at Valve Studios with Jaret producing. Jaret also sung backing vocals and performed guitar parts on the songs, with Christy performing lead vocal parts and guitar parts as well. Erik Chandler performed the bass parts and also backing vocals, and Gary Wiseman performed the drum parts. These two singles would later be released digitally. This collaboration was a result of Jaret & Bowling for Soup having known Darlington & performed concerts together in Dallas in the late 90's, and a mutual liking and respect for each other's music.[8]

People on Vacation[edit]

In 2010, Reddick started a side project band, called People on Vacation, with Ryan Hamilton from the indie rock band Smile Smile.[9][10][11][12][13][14] The duo have since released two songs online. The first, "Better Off Dead"[9][10][11] was released in late 2010, and a second, "She Was the Only One"[9][13] was released in early 2011. A video for "Better Off Dead has also been released.[10] The duo released their debut EP The Carry On EP on November 24th, 2011, through Brando Records.

Chuck E. Cheese[edit]

In 2012, Chuck E. Cheese's chose Reddick to be the new voice of their mascot, Chuck E. Cheese, as part of a revamp for the character. He replaces Duncan Brannan in the role.[15]

Discography[edit]

Bowling for Soup[edit]

Phineas and Ferb and Love Händel[edit]

Year Artist Song Release Notes
2008 Danny and Phineas Flynn "History of Rock" Phineas and Ferb, episode: "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" Reddick as Danny from Love Händel and Vincent Martella as Phineas.
Love Händel "You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart" Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
"Music Makes Us Better"
2009 Love Händel and Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz "Couldn't Kick My Way Right Into Her Heart" Phineas and Ferb, episode: "Thaddeus and Thor" Reddick as Danny from Love Händel and Dan Povenmire as Doofenshmirtz.
Love Händel "You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart" Phineas and Ferb soundtrack Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
2010 Love Händel "Tri-State Area Unification Day" Phineas and Ferb, episode: "Hip Hip Parade" Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
Unknown female singer "Izzy's Got the Frizzies" Phineas and Ferb, episode "Robot Rodeo" Songwriter
Love Händel "Bouncin' Around the World" Phineas and Ferb, "Summer Belongs to You" episode and soundtrack Reddick as Danny from Love Händel; also songwriter
"The Ballad of Klimpaloon" Phineas and Ferb, "Summer Belongs to You" soundtrack only Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
Dan Povenmire, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Martin Olson, and Jaret Reddick "Robot Riot" - Demo Original demo written for Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Also songwriter
Love Händel "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" Phineas and Ferb: Holiday Favorites[16] Reddick as Danny from Love Händel.
2010–present Jaret Reddick Take Two with Phineas and Ferb theme Take Two with Phineas and Ferb
2011 Love Händel "Robot Riot" Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension and soundtrack Reddick as Danny from Love Händel; also songwriter

Jarinus[edit]

  • Rhymes with Vaginus (2013)
Demo recordings released
  • "18395" - 1:05
  • "!@#$%" (Clean Version) - 1:14
  • "The Day After Valentine's Day" - 1:40
  • "Don't Be a Jerk" - 1:32
  • "DVB" - 2:17
  • "Farting at Staples" - 1:05
  • "Happy Holidays Asshole" - 0:36
  • "Happy New Year Asshole" - 1:12
  • "It's Parry Gripp's Birthday!" - 0:38
  • "Jarinus Kickstarter Theme" - 0:42
  • "Jarinus Rhymes with Vaginus" - 1:30
  • "Tweet for a Track" - 1:56

People on Vacation[edit]

Other work[edit]

Year Artist Song Release Notes
2006 MC Lars feat. Jaret Reddick "Download This Song" The Graduate
Army of Freshmen feat. Jaret Reddick "At the End of the Day" Under the Radar
"Down at the Shore"
"Maybe in the Midwest"
"Wrinkle in Time"
The Lordz feat. Jaret Reddick "Runaway" The Brookyln Way
2007 Junior feat. Jaret Reddick "She's So Amazing" Are We Famous Yet? Also songwriter
2008 Jaret Reddick with various artists "Endless Possibility" Sonic Unleashed[17] Reddick performs lead vocals and wrote the song's lyrics.
Erik Chandler of Bowling for Soup also sings during chorus.
MC Lars feat. Jaret Reddick "I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas" The Green Christmas EP Also songwriter
2008 Darlington (band) feat. Jaret Reddick SUV & Girls + Summer = Fun! produced, cowrote & coarranged the two singles, as well as performed guitar parts & backing vocals. Erik Chandler also performed bass parts & backing vocals & Gary Wiseman performed the drum parts.
2009 Jaret Reddick "This is My Podcast" Theme for Jaret Reddick's podcasts, 2009–present
2011 "Dallas 'til I Die" Theme for FC Dallas
Marti Dodson feat. Jaret Reddick "Sonny and Cher" Also producer
2013 Bret Michaels feat. Jaret Reddick "What I Got" Jammin' With Friends

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2002 Crossroads As himself
with Bowling for Soup
Uncredited
2005 Cursed
2011 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension[18] Danny TV movie
Television series
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Himself 1 episode, Series 12 - Episode 8
2005–present Monstar Dad Finn Belcher 100,1 episodes
2008–present Phineas and Ferb Danny / Himself 3 episodes (Danny)
1 episode (Himself)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowling For Soup | Music Artist | Videos, News, Photos". MTV. 2004-09-15. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  2. ^ Bowling For Soup - Jive Records[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Smith, Scott (28 July 2011). "Bowling For Soup Interview". maytherockbewithyou.com. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "BOWLING FOR SOUP". rockonmagazine.com. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Home of Oglio Entertainment >> Crappy Records". Oglio Entertainment. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "BUILT BY NINJAS >> ABOUT". builtbyninjas.com. 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "BUILT BY NINJAS >> VIDEOS". 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  8. ^ http://darlingtonmusic.bandcamp.com
  9. ^ a b c d e Freedman, Peter (12 January 2011). "New Local Super-ish Group People On Vacation Would Like To Introduce Itself...". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c d e Freedman, Pete (19 January 2011). "Video Premiere: People On Vacation -- "Better Off Dead"...". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Albums I'm looking forward to in 2011 (and so should you)". January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Introducing...People On Vacation". YouTube. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Branch, Keaton (19 January 2011). "On the Horizon: People on Vacation". AudioADD.net. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "People on Vacation". Do512. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Chuck E. Cheese being replaced with hipper image". 3 July 2012. 
  16. ^ Santa Claus is Coming to Town...and so are Phineas, Ferb and Their Friends with a Unique and Humorous Twist on Holiday Tunes. PR Newswire. 
  17. ^ "SEGA Blog | Sonic the Hedgehog". Blogs.sega.com. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  18. ^ "Jaret Reddick 26 June 2011 Twitter post". 26 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 

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