Ska-influenced punk-rock band formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1992. Chris, Shaun, & Vinnie were the first members of the group. They are really big fans of Pez candy.Current lineup:Chris Demakes - vocals/guitarVinnie Fiorello - drumsBuddy Schaub - tromboneRoger Manganelli - bassJR - saxophoneMr. Skull - on-stage performanceEx-members:Shaun Grief - bassJessica Mills - alto saxophoneDerron Nuhfer - baritone & tenor saxophonePete Anna - trombone
Less Than Jake is a ska-punk band formed in 1992 in Gainesville, Florida. They were recently released from their contract with Warner Brothers. Their current line-up includes Chris (vocals, guitar), Roger (bass, vocals, guitar at certain live shows), Vinnie (drums, lyricist), Buddy (trombone, bass at certain live shows) and JR (saxophone). The band's name derives from a bird Vinnie had while growing up, which was treated better than the rest of the family. It's also a reference to the phrase "everything is jake," which is an old phrase meaning everything is cool.
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Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida. Originally formed in 1992 as a power pop trio, the band evolved into a hybrid of ska punk. Less Than Jake have also been cited as showing influences from a wide variety of genres including post-grunge, heavy metal, alternative rock, third wave ska, punk pop and punk revival. To date, the group has released eight full-length studio albums and a number of singles and compilations. The current lineup comprises guitarist/vocalist Chris Demakes, bassist/vocalist Roger Manganelli, drummer/lyricist Vinnie Fiorello, trombonist Buddy Schaub and saxophonist Peter "JR" Wasilewski.
On June 24, 2008 the band released their latest studio album, GNV FLA, on their own label Sleep It Off Records.