I Hate Sally

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I Hate Sally
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Dee Prescott
Background information
Origin Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Genres Post-Hardcore
Years active 2000–2008
Labels Underground Operations
Vagrant Records
Members Dee Prescott
Marc Garniss
Dan Vokey
Mark McGee

I Hate Sally was a four-piece metal/post-hardcore band from Ontario, Canada.[1] It was formed in 2000 in Kingston, Ontario by Marc Garniss, Ben Thomas and Kelly Payne.


After numerous line-up changes the band finally had a consistent and solid line-up, this being Marc Garniss, Ben Thomas, Nick Stecz and Dan Vokey. With this line-up they started touring and writing songs that would later be released on I Hate Sally's 2004 debut Sickness of the Ages. 2005 brought the return of former bassist Dee Prescott back on for vocal duties. With Dee in the line-up, I Hate Sally began recording an EP entitled The Plague which was also released in 2005. In late 2005 Ben Thomas left the band after having issues with the band members. After Ben's departure, I Hate Sally considered starting a new band with the 4 remaining members, but instead decided to continue on as a four-piece I Hate Sally.

In the spring of 2006 Don't Worry Lady was recorded, and after its completion drummer Nick Stecz left the band to pursue other options; he was replaced by Mark McGee. Toronto-based label Underground Operations signed I Hate Sally in the fall of 2006 and this was followed by the long-awaited release of Don't Worry Lady. Vagrant/Density Records signed the band[2] and released Don't Worry Lady in the US on June 12, 2007, and on October 1, 2007 in the UK. On December 11, 2007 I Hate Sally and Quebec metal band GFK joined forces to release a 6-song split EP. On July 10, 2008, the band officially announced that they had disbanded permanently.[1]


Though the band's genre leans towards metalcore music, Dee Prescott has stated her favorite genre of music as being punk rock and expressed an interest in collaboration with Beth Ditto from The Gossip.[3] Each member of the band had different musical tastes and the overall inspiration for writing within I Hate Sally came from life in general more than from other bands.[3]


Marc Garniss
  • Dee Prescott - vocals (2002, 2005–08)
  • Marc Garniss - guitar/backing vocals (2000–08)
  • Dan Vokey - bass/backing vocals (2003–08)
  • Mark McGee - drums (2006–08)

Former Members[edit]

  • Kelly Payne - drums (2000–01)
  • Geoff Bergsma - drums (2002)
  • Kevin Brezina - bass (2003)
  • Ben Thomas - guitar/vocals (2000–05)
  • Nick Stecz - drums (2002–06)




  • Live from the Woods Behind Your House DVD (2005)
  • Clean Up the Blood music video from The Plague EP (2005)
  • Bathsheba of Seven music video from Don't Worry Lady (2006)
  • Hannah Hannah music video from Don't Worry Lady (2006)
  • Martha Served music video from Don't Worry Lady (2007)


  1. ^ a b "I Hate Sally Split". Exclaim. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Vagrant Records signs I Hate Sally". Exclaim. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "I Hate Sally Interview". Indiesolo. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 

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