Jersey (band)

Jersey (band)
Origin Burlington, Ontario
Genres Ska
Years active 1996–2005, 2011-present
Labels Raw Energy, Fueled by Ramen, Virgin
Associated acts Alexisonfire, The Black Lungs, Saint Alvia Cartel, The Artist Life, Grade, The Creepshow, Hunter, The Fullblast
Greg Taylor - Guitar/Lead Vocals
Johnny Lubera - Bass
Sean McNab - Guitar/Vocals
Jordan Hastings - Drums
Past members
Kevin Harris
Sarah Brooksbank
Ian Blackwood
Bob Shaw
Tracy Brown

Jersey was a Burlington, Ontario ska punk band from 1996 to 2005. In 1997, the band released a demo tape which they sold at local concerts. The band had immediate hype partially due to frontman Taylor's previous band, Grade.

The band was quickly signed to Southern Ontario punk label Raw Energy and released No Turning Back in 1998. American record label Fueled by Ramen put out the bands second major release, The Battle's Just Begun, a year later. The band began touring Canada and the US heavily in support of the album as well as 2001's release Definition Recorded and produced by Brian McTernan at Salad Days in Baltimore. Enough interest was generated to interest Virgin Records.

The band signed to Virgin in 2003 and producer Dan Brodbeck (Headstrong, Garnet Rogers) signed on to produce Jersey's fourth album, Generation Genocide. Generation Genocide was released in Fall 2003. The album was released in the United States in the Spring 2004.

In 2005, they announced they were splitting up citing a desire to go in different directions musically.[1]
During the time they were together they toured and/or shared the stage with the likes of Grade, Reach the Sky, NOFX, Hi Standard, Less Than Jake, MXPX, One Man Army, Anti Flag, The Unseen, Cooter, Slick Shoes, Propagandhi, The Offspring, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Criminals, Ann Beretta, Trunk, Hot Water Music, Citizen Fish, Alexisonfire, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Yellowcard, and Eve 6.

On Monday 17th October 2011, Jordan Hastings posted on his twitter account that the band were to have their first rehearsal in 7 years that night.

More news as it comes....


Members at Time of Breakup

  • Greg Taylor - Guitar/Lead Vocals
  • Johnny Lubera - Bass
  • Sean McNab - Guitar/Vocals
  • Jordan Hastings - Drums

Former members

  • Kevin Harris - Drums
  • Ian Blackwood - Drums
  • Sarah Brooksbank - Vocals
  • Bob Shaw - Sax
  • Tracy Brown - Sax



Subsequent projects

As of August 2006, the members of Jersey have gone on to other endeavours.

  • Greg Taylor is currently playing with The Saint Alvia Cartel.
  • Sean McNab plays standup bass with psychobilly band The Creepshow.
  • Jordan Hastings was the drummer for Alexisonfire from 2006-2011 & is currently playing with Cunter.
  • Johnny Lubera was married in the fall of 2006.
  • Ian Blackwood sings and plays guitar in The Artist Life.
  • Sarah Brooksbank is now married to Beau Beau from Avail.


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