Label: We The People Records - WTP004 • Format: CD EP Red • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Ska
Suburban Legends are an American ska punk band  that formed in Huntington BeachCaliforniain and later based themselves in nearby Santa Ana. After building a fanbase in the Orange County ska scene through its numerous regular performances at the Disneyland Resorta series of lineup changes in introduced elements of funk and disco into the group's style.
Sincethe band has gradually returned to its ska roots, and has also recorded cover versions of songs from Disney films and television series. Inthe band changed their name to Suburban Legends.
Guitarist Brent Feige left the band shortly before the release of the first demo album, Origin Editionfor which they recruited guitarist Brian Klemm. The album was self-pressed and even though Brian Klemm was already in the band, Vince Walker recorded the guitar parts for the demo album. Later that year, vocalist Tim Maurer and drummer Jimmy Sullivan left the band, the latter to form the band Pinkly Smoothand co-found the band Avenged Sevenfold. A few months later, bassist Justin Meacham left the band as well and was soon replaced by former lead vocalist Tim Maurer 's brother, Chris Maurer.
Sullivan and Meacham would later Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends together as members of metal band Avenged Sevenfoldunder the respective pseudonyms "The Rev" and "Justin Sane". This was the band's only release with Chris Batstone on vocals, as he left the band in early In early previous vocalist Tim Maurer rejoined the band on vocals, and the band re-recorded the vocals for their EP, and re-released it independently as Suburban Legends Tim Remix.
During the year, the band played close to shows at Downtown Disney. Inthe band recorded and released their first actual album, Rump Shakerfollowed by a year of heavy touring. At the end of the year trumpet player Vince Walker and bassist Chris Maurer left the band, the former to go to college and the latter to get married. While Maurer was replaced by Mikey HacheyWalker wasn't replaced and the band continued with Primal // Carnal - Chelsea Wolfe - Ἀποκάλυψις one trumpet player.
In Maytrumpet player Aaron Bertram left the band to get married as well, and was replaced by Luis Beza. The band went on a pause until further notice.
On November 29,the band performed a benefit show for the Dallas Cook Memorial Fundwhich Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends as set up in Cook's honor to donate money to the Huntington Beach High School instrumental music program. The performance also featured former members Tim MaurerChris Maurer and Aaron Bertram returning for one final show, and trumpet player Vince Walker permanently switching to the vocalist position. In the band recruited trombonist Phillip Inzerillo to replace Dallas Cook.
On July 19,while they were on Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends and in St. LouisMissouriPhillip Inzerillo woke up to notice the band's tour van was on fire.
The fire destroyed the front driver's side of the van. The band's tour money had also been missing from the van. It is suspected that the fire and robbery was caused by an arsonist. At the end of the year, trombonist Phillip Inzerillo left the band without official announcement, and wasn't replaced.
Around this time keyboardist Dallas Kruse started performing with the band, despite never being listed as an official member. In the band released a Japan-only album, an extended version of Фа Диез Мажор - Ф.
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Later that year, the band released their first full album with Vince Walker Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends vocals, Infectious. The album continued the shift in style started with Dance Like Nobody's Watchingwith ska being traded in for a pop-rock sound with disco and funk elements.
On November 11,the band was robbed again, while supporting Streetlight Manifesto on their Somewhere in the Between Tour. Fans Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends first alerted of this when Dallas Kruse posted a MySpace bulletin reading:.
They are on tour in Philly and woke up to head down to the van and trailer from the hotel room and the van and trailer were stolen. Every piece of equipment and merchandise the band owns is gone. Drum sets, horns, clothing, basses, guitars, amps, etc. The value of the equipment alone is appx 40k. The Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends of the trailer alone is 30k. Estimated value of everything is probably close to 80k in my estimation including the van, trailer and gear.
They are troopers and going to try and rent another van, rent gear and finish the tour. This is devastating. Most, if not ALL of you know just how dear and sincere these guys are and how close I am with them. My idea was to find someone with money who would be able to immediately front them an investment for gear and work out terms for the band to pay that person back.
Or does someone Newton Family* - I Love You have connections to a car dealership? Please help! Another MySpace bulletin which was posted on November Suburban Legends - Suburban Legendssaid that the van was recovered in a neighborhood in Philadelphiaapparently after somebody saw the news story on the van theft and gave information of its whereabouts.
When the van was recovered, it only required minor repairs. However, the contents of Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends van and trailer were missing. While insurance issues were Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends being resolved, the band apologized to the fans for any shows they missed and stated that they would be back on the road again.
The song "Fire" from their album, Let's Be Friendswas about the van fire and robberies. Similar to Season Oneit featured live sets containing songs from Rump Shaker through to new, unreleased material, music videos and extra videos from the band.
This album mixed elements of previous albums, featuring a return to ska on some songs as well as a continued focus on a pop-rock sound.
MC Lars describes that "this song is about bringing ska back. The performance featured former member Aaron Bertram on trumpet once again, and guest musicians Byron Panopio and Justin Lewis, on trumpet and trombone respectively. The three continued to perform with the band on the subsequent tour and Disney shows, along with touring trumpet player Chris Lucca.
At the end of Panopio and Lewis, as well as long-time collaborator Dallas Krusestopped performing with the band. In the band had announced they were planning to release a full ska record once again, and in late the band released a seven-track EP as a preview, Going on Tour EP. This was followed by the departure of bassist Mikey Hachey, even though he continues to collaborate with the band on some occasions.
He was soon replaced by Brad Polidori. The band chose to perform the song in honor of the late Ryan Dallas Cook. In Julyit was announced that Suburban Legends was cast as the house band for Pick-a-Splita retro-themed bowling game show pilot hosted by Neil Hamburger.
The funding goal was met by January 18,and the records began pre-production in Spring On April 3,the band released its fifth full-length album, One Love/People Get Ready - Bob Marley And The Wailers* - Legend (The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wai Job.
In Novemberlong-time drummer Derek Rock left the band to pursue other career options. On March 17,the band officially announced their next album, Forever Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends the Friend Zone.
On December 23,the band announced via their Facebook page that their US tour in support of Reel Big Fish would be their "last tour ever," while also leaving the possibility to tour again open, stating, "who knows what the future will hold but after this we will be taking a time out from touring.
Suburban Legends' style of music has evolved over time and is different from that of other ska bands. While earlier material being heavily rooted in skathe release Dance Like Nobody's Watching brought a different sound took ideas Love Machine (Instrumental Remix) - Wham! - Fantastic influence from discofunkand popsome songs on the EP containing little to no ska sound at all.
The band furthered its distance from ska with the release of Infectiousheavily focusing on disco on the record. The band has not abandoned their earlier sound, though, regularly performing older material alongside their current work. The album Let's Be Friends combines elements from all their previous releases. In Maythe band announced that they Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends be recording a "full blown ska rock album," not simply a ska-influenced album because they have horns or an album with only a few ska songs.
The band has been playing these songs and other from that era ever since. Part of the band's claim to fame has been its live shows which often involve dance routines far more complicated than those often found in ska bands, as horn playing usually inhibits movement on stage. Suburban Legends are known to perform many live covers, most often when performing at the Disneyland Resort, sometimes performing Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends 40 and classic pop or rock hits to appeal to the theme park guests outside of the band's usual fanbase.
The band has also performed and recorded many songs from Disney films and television shows. Outside of the three Disney songs, cover songs rarely appear on the band's studio releases. During Chris Batstone's tenure as lead vocalist, a recording of " Rose Tint My World " from The Rocky Horror Show was made for an abandoned Rocky Horror tribute album which would have also featured fellow ska artists such as Chris Murray and Painand was eventually released in MP3 format by the band.
The band has had many lineup changes Suburban Legends - Suburban Legends the years. Original vocalist Tim Maurer left the band after the recording of Origin Editionand was replaced by Chris Batstone. Batstone later left the band, and Maurer rejoined. He was replaced by former trumpet player Vince Walkerwho returned to the band in the same performance, oddly switching roles from horns to vocals.
Walker also plays the trumpet and guitar in some songs on stage. Before becoming the band's lead vocalist, he already had provided lead vocals on several songs such as "Desperate", "Blingity Bling" and "Powerful Game". Walker sometimes switches to guitar so that Brian Klemm can take over lead vocals. Guitarist Brian Klemm joined the band in and has been with the band ever since. After the departure of Aaron Bertram, Klemm started providing more backing vocals live, and this increased even more after the departure of Mikey Hachey.
The band's original bassist, Justin Meacham, left the band in to join Avenged Sevenfold and replace their original bassist Matt Wendt. He was soon replaced by Chris Maurerthe younger brother of former lead vocalist Tim Maurer.
Apart from bass, Chris Maurer also provided backing vocals on many songs live. He also did many of the band's main backing vocals after Aaron Bertram left, and also occasionally sang lead vocals in "Powerful Game" live. The Je Suis Speed - Le Beau Lac De Bâle - Baignades Strictement Interdites - Deuxième Service current bassist is Brad Polidori who joined in After that drummer Derek Lee Rock was with the band from onwards.
In Edward Larsen joined the band on drums. Trumpet player Vince Walker was with the band until his departure in to focus on his education. He rejoined the band in to become the band's new lead vocalist. In between this, Luis Beza was the band's only trumpet player. SinceBertram usually performs with the band as their trumpet player, but Chris Lucca often takes the trumpet player role in the band's overseas tours. Bertram was the band's main backing vocalist before he left, and has also provided lead vocals for several songs such as "Gummi Bears", "Rose Tint My World" and "Powerful Game".
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