Jerk Parade is a progressive / alternative rock band formed in 2000 by guitarist Tim Myers and electric violinist James Sudakow. We started by playing high energy, live shows in the greater Los Angeles area and built a small, but enthusiastic following as a result of the unique music and instrumentation, high energy live performances, and tendency to sarcastically make fun of each other on stage.
Over the last year, Jerk Parade made a decision to do something revolutionary - actually focus on the music itself instead of shamelessly trying to be "rock stars". The music is the first and highest priority of the band. The result of this focus is the release of Jerk Parade's first full length CD â€“ "Donâ€™t Steal the Magic". The songs and lyrics on the CD reflect the band's sarcasm towards almost anything and everything while at the same time combining a unique hard hitting, high energy progressive / alternative rock sound with unique instrumentation.
HOW WE GOT OUR NAME:
Back a few years when we were called â€œMinus Linusâ€, we were working with our 3rd front man and vocalist who was convinced that he was the next great icon of the rock world. When it became apparent that this working relationship would inevitably end up with therapy for many members of the band, we decided to cut ties with the latest vocal icon-to-be. In a fit of rage, this latest vocalist proclaimed: â€œFace it, you guys are jerks! Go have a parade or something!â€ Jerk Parade was proudly born that day.
ARE WE REALLY JERKS?
We donâ€™t think so, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
JERK PARADE is:
Jerk #1: James Sudakow
Electric Violin, Lead and Backing Vocals
Jerk #2: Tim Myers
Jerk #3: David Gaziel
Drums & Percussion
Special Guest Jerk: Matt Bissonette
Big Fat Jerk Producer: Eric Zimmermann
FINAL NOTES ABOUT JERK PARADE & OUR PHILOSOPHY:
If you think that â€œAmerican Idolâ€ is good television, Jerk Parade probably isnâ€™t the band for you.
Jerk Parade will never post â€œreviewsâ€ of our music because we quite honestly donâ€™t care what someone who is paid to critique other peoplesâ€™ creative work thinks about us.
We DO care what listeners think of us, so we are always open to hearing your comments about our music.
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