Keepsake (band)

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Origin Coral Springs, Florida, U.S.
Genres Emo, screamo
Years active 1997 – 2003
Labels Eulogy Recordings
Fearless Records
Associated acts Pauly Jett
Until the End
Past members Paul Geller
Shane Halpern
Colby Hooper
Jesse Kriz
Dan Mazin
Trevor Short
Rob Yapkowitz
Justin Manlove

Keepsake was an American emo/screamo band formed in 1997 by Paul Geller and Shane Halpern in Coral Springs, Florida.[1] After releasing threealbums and EP on the independent label, Eulogy Recordings and Fearless Records, Geller left the band for personal reasons. He also produced three records for Sony Red distributed Undecided Records' artists Shindig, Hearts Over Rome, and Cru Jones. Geller moved into digital music and worked as EVP of Information Products at Grooveshark.[2]

Jesse Kriz was later a part of Actions Speak Louder and Until the End. They also appeared on Punk Goes Pop with the song "The Way You Love Me".


  • Shane Halpern – vocals, guitar, synths (1996-2003)
  • Rob Yapkowitz – guitar (2001-2003)
  • Jesse Kriz – drums, background vocals (2001-2003)
  • Paul Geller – guitar, bass, vocals (1996-2002)
  • Trevor Short – bass (1996-1997)
  • Colby Hooper – drums (1998-2000)
  • Dan Mazin – bass (1998-2000)
  • Mykee Shaffer – guitar (2001-2002)
  • Justin Manlove - (2001-2002)


  • The Things I Would Say (1998, Eulogy Recordings)
  • She Hums Like a Radio (EP, 2000, Eulogy Recordings)
  • The End of Sound (2001, Eulogy Recordings)
  • Black Dress in a B Movie (2003, Fearless Records)

Related bands[edit]

  • Until the End - Dan Mazin, Jesse Kriz
  • The Cartoon Life - Shane Halpern
  • Harbour Lights - Shane Halpern
  • A Jealousy Issue -Duane Hosein
  • Poison The Well - Shane Halpern


Further reading[edit]

  • Sciarretto, Amy (July 22, 2002). Keepsake (review). CMJ New Music Report. Retrieved February 2, 2012. 

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