The Halo Friendlies are an all girl pop-punk band from Long Beach, California. After snatching up a guitar in a thrift shop while on her first date with then-boyfriend now-husband Matt Wignall of Havalina/Matt Death and the New Intellectuals, Judita Wignall made the decision to start a band. Originally featuring Wignall on lead vocals and guitar, Cheryl Hecht on guitar, Natalie Bolanos on bass guitar, Tafida Allen on drums, and Deanna Moody on percussion on their 1998 self-titled debut, by 1999's Acid Wash, Hecht had dropped out of the project. She was then replaced by Ginger Reyes, who not only began sharing lead vocals with Wignall, but also took up bass guitar, allowing Bolanos to switch to lead guitar. In 2000 the Halo Friendlies replaced Moody with Christina Hock (Theobald). Theobald/Hock, however, was replaced shortly before the band's first sweep of the United Kingdom in 2003 by Claudia Rossi (ex- Jack Off Jill).
Currently, the band is on an indefinite hiatus to allow its members some time for solo creative efforts.
- Halo Friendlies (1998, Jackson Rubio, Review: The Phantom Tollbooth, HM Magazine)
- Acid Wash (1999, Jackson Rubio, Review: The Phantom Tollbooth, HM Magazine)
- Ghetto Demo (2000)
- Get Real (2002, Tooth & Nail).
- Natalie Bolanos - bass, lead guitar (1998-2004)
- Judita Wignall - lead vocals, guitar (1998-2004)
- Tafida Allen - drums (1998)
- Ginger Reyes - bass (1999-2004)
- Claudia Rossi - drums (2003-2004)
- Cheryl Hecht - guitar (1998-1999)
- Deanna Moody - drums (1998-2000)
- Christina Hock - drums (2000-2003)
In popular culture
They had a song called "Me vs. the world" which appears on the Freaky Friday soundtrack, while the video for the song appears on the Freaky Friday DVD.
They also appear on the track "Play it Loud" on MxPx's 2003 release Before Everything & After.
Some of their tracks, such as "Over It" and "Anything For You" appeared on the TV series Joan Of Arcadia.
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