Jeff Dean

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Jeff Dean
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Background information
Birth name Jeffery Dean
Origin Las Vegas, Nevada
Genres Punk rock, Pop punk, Hard Core
Occupation(s) Musician, Recording Engineer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels Asian Man, Jump Start, No Idea, Thick
Associated acts The Bomb, Noise By Numbers, All Eyes West,Dead Ending,Explode And Make Up, Four Star Alarm, Certain People I Know,The Story So Far,Tomorrows Gone,Cleons Down,Zero in Trust

Jeff Dean is a punk rock musician and recording engineer based out of Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for playing guitar in the The Bomb with Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun, and Noise By Numbers with Dan Vapid of The Methadones.

In addition to these bands, he is lead guitarist for All Eyes West, Explode and Make Up, and Dead Ending. Dean has also played in Tomorrows Gone, Cleons Down, Yesterday's Heroes, Zero in Trust, The Story So Far, Four Star Alarm and Certain People I Know.[1] He is a recording engineer at Million Yen Studio in Chicago IL.[2]

Tomorrows Gone[edit]

Jeff Dean got his start in music with Las Vegas-based hardcore band Tomorrows Gone in 1994, joining the group early on in their existence after their original guitarist left the band to play metal. Dean played guitar on all of Tomorrows Gone's releases, as well as temporarily playing bass for the band's live shows in 1995. In 1996, Dean moved from Las Vegas to Detroit, while Tomorrows Gone vocalist Lance Wells moved to California. Despite the distance, Dean remained with the band until their breakup in 1997. [3][4][5]

The Bomb[edit]

The Bomb was formed in 1999 by Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun. Producer Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black) recorded their first two records, 'Arming' and 'Torch Songs'. Current members include Jeff Dean, Pete Mittler (The Methadones, Naked Raygun) and Mike Soucy (The Methadones, Dan Vapid and the Cheats).[6][7][8][9][10][11]

Noise By Numbers[edit]

Noise By Numbers started in 2008 with Dan Vapid (vocals, guitar), Jeff Dean (guitar), Rick Uncapher (bass) and Neil Hennessy (drums). Hennessy left after the first album and was replaced by Jimmy Lucido. A second album was released August, 2011.[12][13][14]

Dead Ending[edit]

Formed in Chicago in 2012, Dead Ending is a super group of Chicago based punk rock musicians Joe Principe (Rise Against) on bass, Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio) on drums, Vic Bondi (Articles of Faith) on vocals and Jeff Dean on guitar.[15][16][17]

All Eyes West[edit]

A post punk rock band from Chicago featuring Justin Miller on Bass and Jon Drew on drums with Jeff Dean on guitar.[18]

Partial Discography[edit]

Tomorrows Gone[edit]

  • No Way To Make Time Stand Still 1993-1997 (2001)

The Bomb[edit]

  • Indecision (2005)
  • Speed Is Everything (2009)
  • The Challenger (2011)

Noise By Numbers[edit]

  • Yeah, Whatever... (2009)
  • Over Leavitt (2011)

All Eyes West[edit]

  • All Eyes West (2011) - Jump Start Records
  • All Eyes West/Break Anchor split 7"(2012) - Sideone Dummy Records
  • All Eyes West/Above Them split 7"(2012) - Jump Start Records

Dead Ending[edit]

  • Dead Ending EP (2012)
  • Dead Ending II EP (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeff Dean Discography". bandtoband.com. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Thornton, Stephanie (December 16, 2011). "Interviews: Jeff Pezatti (The Bomb)". Punknews.org. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Vegas Archive: Tomorrows Gone demo tape (1994) and ‘Live at the Huntridge’ (1994)". PunksInVegas.com. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vegas Archive: Tomorrows Gone 1995 demo and compilation tracks (1995)". PunksInVegas.com. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Vegas Archive: Tomorrows Gone 1997 7″". PunksInVegas.com. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Bomb". Center Stage. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Kyle (September 8, 2005). "Jeff Pezzati, from Naked Raygun to The Bomb". The AV Club. Retrieved 24 October 24, 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "The Bomb". Blurt Magazine Online. January 11, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Bomb" (January 27, 2012). Janelle Jones. AMP Magazine. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ Campbell, Brandon. "Interviews: Jeff Dean (The Bomb)". Jeff Dean. Punknews.org. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ Downing, Andy (September 25, 2009). "The Bomb is blowing up". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Biography: Noise By Numbers". Allmusic. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  13. ^ Derogatis, Jim (November 16, 2009). "Demo2DeRo: Noise By Numbers". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  14. ^ Faulkner, Cole (May 9, 2011). "Noise By Numbers Streaming New Album". ThePunkSite.com. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ Denker, Bill (March 12, 2012). "Dead Ending". Jaded in Chicago. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Dead Ending". Riot Fest News. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Members of Articles Of Faith, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against create punk supergroup". Joe Guszkowski. AV Club. January 23, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  18. ^ Ruvolo, Marc (August 23, 2011). "All Eyes West – Self-titled". Jaded in Chicago. Retrieved January 14, 2013.