Stress (pop rock band)

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OriginSan Diego, California
GenresPop rock
Years active1983–1987
LabelsDeep Shag Records, Burnett Records
Past membersJosquin Des Pres
Mike Thomas
Tim Nicholsen
Jeff Gabaldon
Leroy Vega
Jimmy Crespo

Stress was an American pop rock band formed in San Diego in 1983.


Stress was founded in 1983 by bassist Josquin des Pres and vocalist/guitarist Mike Thomas. They added guitarist Tim Nicholson and went through a number of drummers; most notably Jeff Gabaldon and Leroy Vega (formerly of Assassin). When Nicholson left in early 1985, he was replaced with guitarist Jimmy Crespo, who had previously played with Aerosmith.

Stress performed primarily in San Diego and Los Angeles performing at clubs such as Madame Wong's, FM Station, The Troubadour, and The Roxy.

Stress Disbanded in late 1987 when Josquin Des Pres began a career as a record producer and Mike Thomas started a solo career. His first solo effort "Circular Motion" recorded in France in 1988 was produced by Josquin Des Pres.

Former members[edit]

  • Mike Thomas - vocals, guitar
  • Tim Nicholson - guitar
  • Josquin Des Pres - bass guitar
  • Jeff Gabaldon - drums
  • Leroy Vega - drums
  • Jimmy Crespo - guitar


Studio albums[edit]


  • Killing Me Night & Day/It's Too Bad (1984) Burnett Records
  • Search For The Fool/You're So Critical (1985) N.E.W. Records

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