|Origin||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Past members||Scott Kendall
Jellyfishbabies were an alternative rock band in Canada, active from 1986 to 1991. Although the band never attained mainstream success, they were one of the major influences on the "Halifax Pop Explosion" scene of the early 1990s.
Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, the band consisted of vocalist Scott Kendall, guitarist Peter Arsenault, bassist Dave Schellenberg and drummer Colleen Britton. The original lineup released an independent self-titled album in 1986, which hit No. 1 on local radio station CKDU-FM just three days after its release.
Once in Toronto, the band released the album The Unkind Truth About Rome in 1990. Their single, "The Erlking", was featured on the Highway 61 soundtrack, and the band recorded a cover of "Call it Democracy" for the Bruce Cockburn tribute album, Kick at the Darkness. They followed up with The Swan and the City in 1992, although Arsenault had by this time left the band to join the Doughboys. However, the band had limited commercial success, and broke up sometime following The Swan and the City.
Belitsky went on to join Jale, and has since played drums for artists such as Neko Case, Pernice Brothers and The Sadies. Kendall currently fronts the Vancouver-based band Babies with Rabies. Schellenberg died in 1995.
- Jellyfishbabies (1986)
- The Unkind Truth About Rome (1990)
- The Swan and the City (1992)