Jeff Pezzati

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Jeff Pezzati
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Background information
Born February 6
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Punk rock, Pop punk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar
Years active 1980–present
Labels Ruthless, Homestead, Quarterstick, Caroline, No Idea, Thick, Riot Fest, Jettison
Associated acts Naked Raygun, Big Black, The Bomb

Jeffrey Neal "Jeff" Pezzati is the lead singer for the popular Chicago punk band, Naked Raygun.[1] From 1983 to 1985, he was also the bass player for the internationally known band Big Black.[2] In 1980, Jeff Pezzati was a member of a suburban cover band, Condor, when he was asked to audition for Naked Raygun (then known as Negro Commando) by the founders, Santiago Durango and Jeff's brother, Marco Pezzati. Jeff passed the audition and became the band's longest-running member. He has ancestors from North Italy in Lombardy, close to Milan

Jeff is currently also in the band The Bomb.[3][4][5][6][7]

Partial discography[edit]

Big Black[edit]

Naked Raygun[edit]

The Bomb[edit]

  • Arming EP (1999)
  • Torch Songs LP (2000)
  • Indecision LP (2005)
  • Speed Is Everything LP (2009)
  • The Challenger LP (2011)


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. Biography: Naked Raygun at AllMusic. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. Biography: Big Black at AllMusic. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy. Biography: The Bomb at AllMusic. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  4. ^ Turner, Ben (May 2, 2003). "Chicago punk-rock icon to make return to town with The Bomb". Daily Eastern News. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ Baran, Curt (October 13, 2000). "RAYGUN'S PEZATTI FRONTS THE BOMB". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ Buhrmester, Jason (August 13, 1999). "JEFF PEZZATI". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Kyle (September 8, 2005). "Jeff Pezzati, from Naked Raygun to The Bomb". A.V. Club. Retrieved March 15, 2013.