Jersey (band)

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Jersey
Origin Burlington, Ontario
Canada
Genres Ska
Punk
Hardcore
Pop
Years active 1996–2005
Labels Raw Energy, Fueled by Ramen, Virgin
Associated acts Alexisonfire, The Black Lungs, Saint Alvia Cartel, The Artist Life, Grade, The Creepshow, Hunter, The Fullblast
Members Greg Taylor
Johnny Lubera
Sean McNab
Jordan Hastings
Past members Kevin Harris
Sarah Brooksbank
Ian Blackwood
Bob Shaw
Tracy Brown

Jersey was a Burlington, Ontario ska punk band from 1996 to 2005. In 1997, the band released a demo tape which they sold at local concerts. The band had immediate hype partially due to frontman Taylor's previous band, Grade.

The band was quickly signed to Southern Ontario punk label Raw Energy and released No Turning Back in 1998. American record label Fueled by Ramen put out the band's second major release, The Battle's Just Begun, a year later. The band began touring Canada and the United States heavily in support of the album as well as 2001's release Definition Recorded and produced by Brian McTernan at Salad Days in Baltimore. Enough interest was generated to interest Virgin Records.

The band signed to Virgin in 2003 and producer Dan Brodbeck (Headstrong, Garnet Rogers) signed on to produce Jersey's fourth album, Generation Genocide. Generation Genocide was released in Fall 2003. The album was released in the United States in the Spring 2004.

In 2005, they announced they were splitting up citing a desire to go in different directions musically.[1]
During the time they were together they toured and/or shared the stage with the likes of Grade, Reach the Sky, NOFX, Hi Standard, Less Than Jake, MXPX, One Man Army, Anti Flag, The Unseen, Cooter, Slick Shoes, Propagandhi, The Offspring, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Criminals, Ann Beretta, Trunk, Hot Water Music, Citizen Fish, Alexisonfire, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Yellowcard, and Eve 6.

The band has done several reunion shows through 2011 and 2014, but without really come back to do new music together.[2]

Members[edit]

Last members
  • Greg Taylor - guitar, lead vocals
  • Johnny Lubera - bass
  • Sean McNab - guitar, vocals
  • Jordan Hastings - drums
Former members
  • Kevin Harris - drums
  • Ian Blackwood - drums
  • Sarah Brooksbank - vocals
  • Bob Shaw - sax
  • Tracy Brown - sax

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Subsequent projects[edit]

As of August 2006, the members of Jersey have gone on to other endeavours.

  • Greg Taylor is currently playing with The Saint Alvia Cartel.
  • Sean McNab plays standup bass with psychobilly band The Creepshow.
  • Jordan Hastings was the drummer for Alexisonfire from 2006-2011 & is currently playing with Cunter.
  • Johnny Lubera was married in the fall of 2006.
  • Ian Blackwood sings and plays guitar in The Artist Life.
  • Sarah Brooksbank is now married to Beau Beau from Avail.

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