Near Miss (band)

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Near Miss
Origin Austin, Texas
Genres Punk rock
Pop punk
Melodic hardcore
Post-hardcore
Years active 2001 (2001)–2008 (2008)
Labels Fearless Records
Takeover Records
Associated acts Bigwig, Yellowcard
Members Max Béchard - drums
Jeremy Hernandez - vocals, guitar
Mychael Bingham - bass
Sean Cockrell - guitar
Tony Diaz - guitar
Joshua Portman - guitar

NearMiss was an American punk rock band from Austin, Texas.

History[edit]

NearMiss was founded in 2001 by two former members of Bigwig, who recorded a 4-song demo that year. After expanding to a four-piece, the group signed to Fearless Records, releasing their debut full-length in the summer of 2002.[1] The album was produced by Cameron Webb.[2] The group toured frequently for the next several years, playing several Warped Tour festivals and going on the road with Sum 41, The Vandals, Gob, Rise Against, and The Lawrence Arms.[1] Guitarist Sean Cockrell left the group in 2002; they worked as a three-piece until 2006, when Tony Diaz joined the group on guitar and later Joshua Portman. The group appeared on a three-way split album with The Matches and Reeve Oliver in 2005, then toured with Killradio before releasing their second album on Takeover Records in 2006. They broke up in 2008, though they are still planning a farewell show; Joshua Portman went on to play bass for Yellowcard.

On September 14, 2009, Ryan Key and Sean O'Donnell made a MySpace blog post that revealed Joshua Portman will be playing lead guitar in their band, BIG IF.

Members[edit]

  • Max Béchard - drums
  • Jeremy Hernandez - vocals, guitar
  • Mychael Bingham - bass
  • Sean Cockrell - guitar (2001-2002)
  • Tony Diaz - guitar (2005)
  • Joshua Portman - guitar (2006-2008)


  • Jeremy Hernandez started a new group called A Balance Between in 2007 - www.myspace.com/abalancebetween
  • Mychael Bingham started a new group called Grenadier in 2007 - www.myspace.com/grenadierband
  • Joshua Portman started an all-80's hair metal tribute band in 2008 called Great White Lion Snake - www.myspace.com/gwlsrocks

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Near Miss at Allmusic
  2. ^ On the Road. Riverfront Times, November 19, 2003.