The Black Halos
|The Black Halos|
|Also known as||The Black Market Babies|
|Origin||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Labels||Sub Pop, History Music, Liquor & Poker, Die Young Stay Pretty|
|Past members||Billy Hopeless
Jahmeel "JR" Russell
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The Black Halos are a Vancouver, BC based punk rock band founded in 1993 by lead singer Billy Hopeless and guitarist Rich Jones as The Black Market Babies. The band was briefly on Sub Pop Records, and later signed with History Music. They broke up in 2008 after having their equipment stolen while on tour, however disagreements between the Halos and Billy Hopeless were also cited as a cause. The Band reformed in 2016, with Billy Hopeless and Rich Jones as the original members, and new members. Also releasing 2 news songs "Fossil Fuel" and "Geisterbahn II on their bandcamp page.
- Current members
- Billy Hopeless - vocals
- Adam Becvare - guitar
- Johnny Stewart - guitar
- Jahmeel "JR" Russell - bass
- Rob Zgaljic - drums
- Former members
- Rich Jones - guitars
- Denyss McKnight - bass
- Matt Camirand - bass
- C.C. Voltage - bass
- Jay Millette - guitar
- Davey French - guitar
- Robbie Hunter - bass
Rich Jones moved to the UK after leaving the band and has played with Ginger Wildheart, Dogs D'amour frontman Tyla, and Alec Empire amongst others. He's currently the guitarist with Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe.
Jay Millette once played in Toronto-based band Darlings of Chelsea. He now plays in Brutto Monstro, as well as the newly founded rock 'n' roll band Midnight Towers.
Billy Hopeless now plays in the Vancouver band The Bonitos.
- Black Halos (Die Young Stay Pretty, 1999)
- The Violent Years (Sub Pop, 2001)
- Alive Without Control (Liquor & Poker, 2005)
- We Are Not Alone (History Music, 2008)
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