John Warne

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John Warne
Background information
Birth name John Michael Warne
Born (1979-06-27) June 27, 1979 (age 37)
Origin U.S.
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, vocals
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Relient K, Ace Troubleshooter, Guerilla Rodeo

John Warne is an American musician who has been active in the Christian rock scene since 1996. He is best known for being the bassist for the Christian rock band Relient K[1] as well as being a founding member of the Christian punk band Ace Troubleshooter.[2] His hometown is Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently lives in Denver, Colorado.


Relient K[edit]

Warne performing with Relient K in 2008

Warne originally started filling in as a bassist for Relient K in September 2004, after the then bassist Brian Pittman left the band less than a month earlier. Warne joined Relient K as the full-time bassist and backing vocalist in February 2005. He has contributed to four Relient K projects, and on four full-length albums, Five Score and Seven Years Ago, Forget and Not Slow Down, Is for Karaoke, and Collapsible Lung. He also provided back-up vocals for two songs on Relient K's 2004 album Mmhmm. Warne also animated the band's flash cartoon, Woodland Forest.

Ace Troubleshooter[edit]

Warne was a founding member of the now defunct Christian punk band Ace Troubleshooter, in which he played guitar and sang lead vocals. The band was active from 1996 to 2004, recording five full-length albums, the first two independently released and the last three released under the record label Tooth & Nail Records or its affiliate BEC Recordings.

Other acts[edit]

In 2004 Warne participated in the short-lived band Guerilla Rodeo, playing bass. The band's only record was a three-track EP.

It is rumored that he wants to contribute a project to the next volume of My Other Band, a compilation series featuring side projects from Christian rock artists. Warne's Relient K bandmates Matt Thiessen, Dave Douglas, and Ethan Luck all contributed to My Other Band, Vol. 1.

Additional information[edit]

According to Breakaway magazine's interview with the band members, John "Dartanion" Warne is "remarkably good" at Mario Kart DS. This information can also be found by watching the band's Podcast #12.


With Ace Troubleshooter
With Guerilla Rodeo

With Relient K


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Relient K". AMG. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Biography: Ace Troubleshooter". AMG. Retrieved 19 May 2010.