|Birth name||William Warren Oakes|
|Born||January 23, 1981|
|Genres||Folk punk, punk rock|
|Occupation(s)||Restaurateur, musician, drummer|
|Years active||2001- present|
|Labels||No Idea, Fat Wreck Chords, Sire|
|Associated acts||Against Me!, Sunshine State|
On June 8, 2009, Oakes announced that he was leaving the band to pursue a career as a restaurateur. However while that was the official statement, Laura Jane Grace's blog at the time stated "We told Warren this afternoon that we are going to look for a new drummer. Andrew, James and I made the decision a couple days ago over lunch. I told them that I didn’t want to play music with Warren anymore. They both agreed that this was a necessary step, it’s been a long time coming. Warren’s heart hasn’t been in this for a while now.". He is now a part owner of Boca Fiesta, a restaurant located in Gainesville, Florida that focuses on the fusion of southern and Mexican cuisine, as well as a venue space, The Backyard, that houses music shows, dance nights, and many more events.
Oakes formed the band Sunshine State along with Troy Perlman, Mike Magarelli and Kyle Flick in 2013.
|2002||Reinventing Axl Rose||No Idea Records|
|2003||As the Eternal Cowboy||Fat Wreck Chords||#36 Independent Albums|
|2005||Searching for a Former Clarity||Fat Wreck Chords||#114 US|
#9 Independent Albums
|2007||New Wave||Sire Records||#57 US|
|2011||Black Crosses||Total Treble Music|
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