Junction 18

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Junction 18
OriginAbington, MA, USA
GenresRock, pop punk, alternative rock, punk rock, hard rock
Years active1995–2006
Past membersChris Kelley, Andy Bristol, Ryan Spencer, Nick Mele, Scott Morganella, Ryan McHugh, Ricky Cardona, John Menton Jr., Jeff Lavallee

Junction 18 was a punk rock band out of Abington, Massachusetts from 1995 – 2006 signed to Fearless Records.[1]


Junction 18 toured all the United States and Canada with bands such as New Found Glory,[1] Midtown, Piebald, Big in Japan, Simple Plan, The Receiving End of Sirens, Hot Rod Circuit, The Stryder,[1] Dynamite Boy,[1] Smackin Isiah, Plain White T's, Brazil, BigWig and many more.

After performing as part of the Vans Warped Tour, the band was signed by Fearless Records who released the debut album This Vicious Cycle in 2000.[1] The Heroes from the Future EP followed in 2002, with the split album with Over It, The Acoustic Split, released in 2003.[1]

Some of their most popular songs were "Granite Street Knife Fight" "June and the Ocean" "Dakota" "We Want It All" "Abeyance" "Little Joey" and "Life is a Racetrack"

Past members of the band were Chris Kelley (drums), Andy Bristol (vocals), Ryan Spencer (bass), Nick Mele (bass),[citation needed] Scott Morganella (guitar), Ryan McHugh (guitar), Ricky Cardona (guitar/bass), John Menton Jr (guitar),[citation needed] and Jeff Lavallee (guitar).[citation needed][1]

The original lineup reunited to play a three song set at A Loss For Words' final show at the Palladium in Worcester MA on December 27, 2015.



  • This Vicious Cycle (2000), Fearless
  • The Acoustic Split (2003), Top Notch - with Over It


  • Heroes from the Future (2002), Fearless


  1. ^ a b c d e f g MacNeil, Jason "Junction 18 Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2012-03-21

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