The Reason (band)

The Reason (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Reason

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Origin = Hamilton, Ontario
Genre = Indie Rock Rock Emo Post-Hardcore (Earlier)
Years_active = 2003–present
Label = Smallman Records
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Current_members = Adam White - Vocals,Guitar,Keys James Nelan Guitar,Keys,Vocals Jeremy Widerman - Guitar,Vocals Ronson Armstrong - Bass,Vocals Steve Kiely - Drums,Vocals
Past_members = Cam Bordignon - Drums Sean Palmer - Bass Joe "Juice" Deumars - Drums Erik Mikalauskas - Guitar
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The Reason is a Canadian rock band, formed by Adam White and James Nelan in 2003.


Adam White (vocals) and James Nelan(Cubby) (guitar) formed The Reason in late 2003. The two had played in various bands while they were growing up in Ontario, Canada. Adding Erik Mikalauskas (guitar), Cam Bordignon (drums) and Sean Palmer (bass), The Reason began to write songs and immediately released their first EP - Problems Associated With Running. The band replaced Mikalauskas with Jeremy Widerman on guitar shortly afterwards, and went on tour {}. They soon signed to Smallman Records after the label witnessed the band performing a concert. In the 12 months that followed they played over 200 shows across Canada and the northern USA, and quickly developed poise well beyond their short existence.

They released their first full-length album, "Ravenna", on Smallman Records in 2004, which helped them join tours with Alexisonfire, Murphy’s Law, No Use for a Name and Strung Out, and shows at CMW, Wakefest, Edgefest, and Wakestock. The album combined aggressive pop with punk that triggered comparisons to GradeFact|date=June 2007 and early Get Up KidsFact|date=June 2007. According to Chart Magazine, The Reason had “sharpened their attack, tightened up arrangements and honed their harmonies to precision-drilled perfection”Fact|date=June 2007.

In 2005, The Reason replaced Sean Palmer with Ronson Armstrong on bass and started work on their next release, patiently writing and recording songs over the next two years. They attracted the attention of Juno winning producer Gavin Brown (Billy Talent, Three Days Grace, Thornley), who agreed to work with The Reason “as a labour of love”Fact|date=March 2008 after hearing the demo. With Brown's help, The Reason’s album, Things Couldn't Be Better, was released Tuesday, March 6 2007. [ [ Chartattack - Antoinette Mercurio] ]

At the end of September 2008, the band announced via myspace that drummer Cam Bordignon had left the band during the writing process of their upcoming record. The split was described as being on good terms and that there were no hard feelings from either side. It was also announced that close friend Steve Kiely was to replace Cam as the new permanent drummer for The Reason.


*Adam White says the band got their name The Reason because the members were sick of having long elaborate band names. You can hear that phone interview here:

*The first major radio show in America to play 'We're So Beyond This' was 'Who Needs Radio' with Jordin Silver on 107.7 The End in Seattle.

Band Members

* Adam White - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
* James Nelan - Guitar, Keys, Vocals
* Jeremy Widerman - Guitar, Vocals
* Ronson Armstrong - Bass, Vocals
* Steve Kiely - Drums, Vocals

Former Members

* Cam Bordignon – Drums (2004-2008)
* Sean Palmer – Bass (2003-2005)
* Joe "Juice" Deumars – Drums (2002-2004)
* Erik Mikalauskas – Guitar (2003-2004)
* Chris "Swiss" Swinney; Tour Manager/Guitar Tech (2002 - 2005)



*Silence Is Bliss" (2002) (Recorded during the transition from "Sewing With Nancie" to "The Reason")
* "Problems Associated With Running" (2003)
* "Ravenna" (2005)
* "Things Couldn't Be Better" (2007)



* [ Interview With The Reason at Virgin Festival 2007] - From Toronto Music Scene


ee also

*List of bands from Canada
*List of people from Hamilton, Ontario

External links

* [ Official Reason site]
* [ Official Smallman Records site]
* [ Official Myspace site]

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