Margate (band)

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Background information
Origin Los Angeles, Southern California
Genres punk rock, skate punk, pop punk
Years active 2003–present
Labels Dogfight Records, Room57 Records, Cyber Tracks
Members Alex Helbig
Doug Mitchell
Steve Weil
Past members Leo Ferrante
Brandon Dela Cruz
Todd Johnsen
Joe Tesei

Margate is a three-piece melodic rock band formed in 2003 and based in Los Angeles, California. Members Alex Helbig (drums, lead vocals), Doug Mitchell (guitar, backing vocals), and Steve Weil (bass, backing vocals) are schooled musicians and songwriters whose unique sound includes layered harmonies and complex time signatures.

Based on the strength of two self-released, full-length albums (On the Other Side and Songs in the Key of Awesome), their weekly "Live from Room 57" YouTube video series, and their 2011 EP release Rock 'n Roll Reserve, the band was the first signing to Aaron Abeyta (aka El Hefe) and his wife Jennifer Abeyta's record label Cyber Tracks in December 2011. In March 2012, Margate released their first single on Cyber Tracks, "Rock 'n Roll Reserve feat. El Hefe," a track from their previous EP remixed and produced by El Hefe, as well as featuring him on lead guitar and backup vocals. The band released their self-titled album, which was produced by El Hefe, on May 29, 2012, on Cyber Tracks. Margate opened for NOFX on their European tour in June 2012.


Margate (2012), Cyber Tracks

Rock and Roll Reserve (2011) EP, Room57Records

On the Other Side (2009), Room57Records

Songs in the Key of Awesome (2006), Dogfight Records


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