Keepsake (band)

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Origin Coral Springs, Florida, U.S.
Genres Emo, screamo
Years active 1997 – 2003
Labels Eulogy Recordings
Fearless Records
Associated acts Pauly Jett
Until the End
Past members Paul Geller
Shane Halpern
Colby Hooper
Jesse Kriz
Dan Mazin
Trevor Short
Rob Yapkowitz

Keepsake was an American emo/screamo band formed in 1997 by Paul Geller and Shane Halpern in Coral Springs, Florida. After releasing three records on the independent label, Eulogy Recordings, Geller left the band for personal reasons; returning to music years later as a solo act, "Pauly Jett". He also produced three records for Sony Red distributed Undecided Records' artists Shindig, Hearts Over Rome, and Cru Jones. Paul now applies his knowledge of the music industry towards his work as EVP of Information Products at Grooveshark, and performs as a nationally recognized DJ Pauly Crush.

Jesse Kriz was later a part of Actions Speak Louder and Until the End. The other band members have gone on to play in various emo and indie bands.

They also appeared on Punk Goes Pop with the song "The Way You Love Me".


  • Shane Halpern – vocals, guitar, synths (1996-2003)
  • Rob Yapkowitz – guitar (2001-2003)
  • Jesse Kriz – drums, background vocals (2001-2003)
  • Paul Geller – guitar, bass, vocals (1996-2002)
  • Trevor Short – bass (1996-1997)
  • Colby Hooper – drums (1998-2000)
  • Dan Mazin – bass (1998-2000)


  • The Things I Would Say (1998, Eulogy Recordings)
  • She Hums Like a Radio (2000, Eulogy Recordings)
  • The End of Sound (2001, Eulogy Recordings)
  • Black Dress in a B Movie (2003, Fearless Records)

Related bands[edit]

  • Pauly Jett - Paul Geller
  • Pauly Crush - Paul Geller
  • Until the End - Dan Mazin, Jesse Kriz
  • The Cartoon Life - Shane Halpern
  • Harbour Lights - Shane Halpern
  • A Jealousy Issue -Duane Hosein
  • Poison The Well - Shane Halpern


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