The All-American Rejects Biography
Last updated: 09/14/2013 09:23:50 AM
Tyson Ritter (vocals/bass)
Nick Wheeler (guitars/keyboards/programming)
Mike Kennerty (guitar)
Chris Gaylor (drums)
The All-American Rejects are a Stillwater, Oklahoma based band whose incomparable sound fuses modern power pop music with drum loops, rock guitar and infectious melodies and harmonies.
The duo that is known as The All-American Rejects is Tyson Ritter (vocals, bass) and Nick Wheeler (guitars, drums, keyboards, & programming). The band released their first independent album in the spring of 2000 securing spins on Oklahoma radio creating a massive local fan base. The songs compiling the album attracted opportunities for the duo such as mass local radio and press exposure, licensing on MTV’s Undressed, and opening bill for The Flaming Lips and Caroline’s Spine.
In the summer of 2001, The All-American Rejects released the E.P. Same Girl, New Songs and set out to tour the Midwest. By the end of the tour, the band had signed a recording contract with Doghouse Records (The Get Up Kids, River City High).
The All-American Rejects recorded their international debut album with producer Tim O’Heir (Superdrag, SamIAm, Sebadoh) in Brooklyn, NY. During this time, the band also filmed a music video for their first single "Swing, Swing". Their self-titled debut will hit stores October 15th .
Just to let you know the band is no longer made up of four guys. Tyson and Nick are the only ones left. The others left for their oun reasons. So now just the two of them jam and their doin a hell of a good job. The make backup tapes with the drums and stuff and the play the guitar, bass and keyboard live.
Thanks to dchg for submitting the biography.