Jeffries Fan Club

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Jeffries Fan Club
Origin Orange County, CA
Genres Third-wave ska, Ska-punk
Years active 1996–2001
Labels Vegas Records
Associated acts Reel Big Fish
The Forces of Evil
Takota
Five Iron Frenzy
Past members Tim Carpenter
Chris Colonnier
Mike Dziurgot
Justin Ferreira
Derek Gibbs
Steve Tucker
Chris Rush
Sonnie Johnston

Jeffries Fan Club was a southern California Third-wave ska band formed in 1996. The band released several albums on now-defunct Vegas Records before breaking up in 2001. The band played their final show January 6, 2001 at The Glasshouse in Pomona, which was later released on CD under the title Last Show at the Glasshouse. Their breakup was the cover story in the OC Weekly issue dated January 5, 2001.[1][2] In the OC Weekly article, it was revealed that the primary reason for the band's breakup was lead singer/guitarist Mike Dziurgot's desire to return to school. In the article, he also mentioned that he and several of the members didn't enjoy performing unless they were under the influence of alcohol, and that this affliction had prompted him to return to his Christian roots.

The band played a reunion show at the House of Blues in Anaheim on November 9, 2002.[3] The band also reunited for two "anniversary" shows, celebrating 10 years since the band was formed, at Chain Reaction on April 14 and April 15, 2006.[citation needed]

In 2003, the band was featured on OC Weekly's list of "The 129 Greatest OC Bands Ever" at No. 96.[4]

Final lineup[edit]

  • Mike Dziurgot - lead vocals & guitar
  • Chris Colonnier - trombone & vocals
  • Tim Carpenter - guitar
  • Justin Ferreira - drums
  • Derek Gibbs - bass
  • Steve Tucker - trumpet

Previous members[edit]

  • Sonnie Johnston - guitar
  • Chris Rush - trumpet
  • Christopher Eden - bass (1999 European tour)

Post-breakup[edit]

  • After the band's breakup, Mike Dziurgot attended Fullerton College where he majored in journalism.[5]
  • From 2001 to 2005, Derek Gibbs, Chris Colonnier, and Justin Ferreira were members of The Forces of Evil, a band fronted by Reel Big Fish's Aaron Barrett.
  • Justin Ferreira also played drums in Reel Big Fish from 2003 to 2005 and appears on the band's 2005 album We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy. He left the band before the album's release to focus on his new band, Takota. As a result, he is only listed in the album credits as an "additional musician."
  • Derek Gibbs joined Reel Big Fish in June 2007, replacing the band's original bassist, Matt Wong.
  • Sonnie Johnston joined Christian Ska Punk band Five Iron Frenzy, replacing guitarist Scott Kerr. He remained with them through to their 2003 hiatus, and remains a member in their 2012-present reformation.

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