Less Than Jake

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Less Than Jake
Less Than Jake performing on August 19, 2006
Less Than Jake performing on August 19, 2006
Background information
Also known asLTJ
OriginGainesville, Florida
GenresSka punk, pop punk, punk rock, reggae
Years active1992–present
LabelsDill, Asian Man, No Idea, Fat, Capitol, Fueled by Ramen, Sire, Sleep It Off, Cooking Vinyl
MembersChris Demakes
Roger Lima
Vinnie Fiorello
Buddy Schaub
Peter "JR" Wasilewski
Past member(s)Jessica Mills
Derron Nuhfer
Pete Anna

Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida.

Career[change | change source]

Before the band was started, lead vocalist and guitarist Chris DeMakes, drummer Vinnie Fiorello, and bassist Shaun Grief all led a local band called Good Grief while they were attending high school in Port Charlotte, Florida. When DeMakes decided to move north and attend the University of Florida, the band broke up.[1] Less Than Jake was formed on July 13, 1992. The band got their name from Fiorello's dog, Jake, who was usually treated better than the rest of the household, so everything was "less than Jake".[2] The band released their debut studio album, Pezcore on August 22, 1995 through Dill Records.[3]

Their eighth studio album See the Light was released on November 12, 2013.[4]

Band members[change | change source]

  • Chris DeMakes - Vocals and guitar (1992–present)
  • Vinnie Fiorello - Drums (1992–present)
  • Roger Manganelli - Vocals and bass (1993–present)
  • Buddy "Goldfinger" Schaub - Tenor trombone and backing vocals (1993–present)
  • Peter "JR" Wasilewski - Tenor saxophone and backing vocals (2000–present)

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Less Than Jake on first-name basis with fans". The News-Times. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  2. "Interview: Less Than Jake: Who The Hell Are They and Where Did They Come From?". In Music We Trust. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  3. "Pezcore - Less Than Jake". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  4. "See The Light - Less Than Jake". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-11-06.

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