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Yellowcard

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Yellowcard is a band based in Los Angeles, California. Their music is usually categorized as either pop punk or modern rock, though their use of a violin makes them unique among these genres.

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Biography

Yellowcard was formed in 1997 in Jacksonville, Florida after meeting at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Originally, the band was made up of five members: Ben Dobson (vocals), Todd Clary (vocals,guitar),Ben Harper (guitar), Sean Mackin (violin), Warren Cooke (bass guitar), and Longineu Parsons (drums). The band released their first album, Where We Stand (Takeover Records), in 1999 and met with some success, but soon began to undergo some changes. Their current singer left and was replaced by Ryan Key who convinced the band that they couldn't be successful in Florida, so they decided to move to Southern California. The new group released their debut album, One for the Kids (Lobster Records), in 2001, and followed up with The Underdog EP (Fueled by Ramen Records) in 2002 which were both well-received by fans. However, Yellowcard's real public reception came after signing with Capitol Records in 2003 and releasing Ocean Avenue. Fans loved the album's sincere lyrics and unique musical style (mostly due to Mackin's violin playing). The band's popularity continues today and has toured with bands such as Something Corporate and Less Than Jake, as well as appearing on the soundtrack of the hit film Spider-Man 2. The band's three singles from their 2003 release are "Way Away", "Ocean Avenue", and most recently, "Only One."

Discography

Original Line Up

  • Ben Dobson, (vocals)
  • Todd Clary, (vocals, guitar)
  • Sean Mackin(Wellman), (violin)
  • Ben Harper, (guitar)
  • Longineu Parsons III, (drums)
  • Warren Cooke, (bass)


When Ben Dobson and Todd Clary left Yellowcard, Ryan Key picked up from there. Warren Cooke still stayed with the band until after the band recorded The Underdog EP.

Present Day Line Up

  • Ryan Key, (vocals, guitar)
  • Sean Mackin,(violin, vocals)
  • Ben Harper, (guitar)
  • Longineu W. Parsons III, (drums)
  • Peter Mosely, (bass, vocals)

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