Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
A brief listen to The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' debut and it's obvious that these boys have spent a lot of time concentrating on their music. Their songs are flush with the determination, hunger and the energy of youth. And while they tap into elements of pop-punk, pop, screamo, and metal, they combine them in a way that's both surprising and invigorating. "You kind of have to try your best to step outside the box and be as unpredictable as possible to separate yourself," explains Reidy.
On just their first record DON'T YOU FAKE IT, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have already mastered the difficult art of ensnaring the listener, whatever particular style they're delving into and they are determined to get their music across to the masses. There may have been a time when they didn't know if they were ready to be heard, but those days are gone, and now the band is eager to tour the world and beyond with the conviction that, when your music speaks so eloquently, who cares what's in a name.Click here to read Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' complete bio
Ronnie Winter - lead vocals
Elias Reidy - guitar, backing vocals
Duke Kitchens - guitar, vocals
Joey Westwood - bass, vocals
Jon Wilkes - drums, vocals
- Formed in Middleburg, FL , 2003
- The band contributed the song In Fate's Hands for the video game soundtrack for Madden NFL 2007.
Questions for the Artist (as answered by Jon Wilkes)
Where did the band's name come from?
The band's name is "100 percent completely arbitrary," laughs singer Ronnie Winter. "When we started the band, we only cared about having a good time and writing good songs far more than coming up with some symbolic, incredibly intelligent name."
What makes you a character?
My random concept of life
What three things couldn't you live without?
Water, my G-4 Powerbook, my Bible
What is on your playlist?
Circa Survive, Led Zepplin, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson (Bad)
The last thing that made me laugh out loud was...
Every 5 seconds when I say something crazy and people look at me
The craziest or most daring thing you have ever done?
Went hiking in the woods -- totally cut off for 2 weeks
Who are your mentors?
My Dad, Jesus, and myself