James Matthew Dewees is an american musician best known for his workplace with The Get Up Kids, Reggie and the Full Effect and My Chemical Romance. He has besides been involved in other musical projects including New Found Glory, Coalesce, Leathermouth, and Death Spells .
history [edit ]
early life and Coalesce [edit ]
Dewees graduated from Liberty High School in Liberty, Missouri in 1994. He started college at William Jewell College in Liberty later transferring to the University of Missouri to study music composing. In 1995, he was asked to replace Sean Ingram as singer for the Kansas City hard-core band Coalesce. This angered Ingram, and caused a fight that finally broke the band up. however, in the summer of 1996, the band decided to re-form, but this time with James Dewees as a drummer. With them, he recorded the band ‘s beginning two full-length albums Give Them Rope and Functioning on Impatience. Dewees was late kicked out of college for missing excessively many classes while touring with the band. [ 1 ]
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The Get Up Kids [edit ]
In 1997, Coalesce played a music festival in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania with fellow Kansas-Citians The Get Up Kids. At the end of Coalesce ‘s dress, they began smashing all of their equipment, and James picked up his Floor tom and threw it into the hearing, hitting a female child on the head. person picked it up and tried to steal it, indeed James began chasing him, along with The Get Up Kids ‘ guitarist Jim Suptic. They started talking, and Suptic invited James to hang out with the remainder of the band. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Coalesce and The Get Up Kids began collaborating more and more, playing shows in concert and finally covering each other ‘s songs for a split 7 ”. James recorded keyboard for the ring on their Red Letter Day EP, and after its exhaust, joined the band full-time. After the release of the band ‘s second album Something to Write Home About, The Get Up Kids began receiving much greater national attention. In order to capitalize off of the success of Something to Write Home About, deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as bridge the col between their following album, the band released a collection of B-sides and rarities, entitled Eudora, in 2000. This besides included a re-make of “ A Newfound Interest in Massachusetts “, with a new placement placing a a lot heavier stress on the piano. In 2002, the band released their third gear studio album, On a Wire, produced by Scott Litt. The album was a major passing from the band ‘s former, poppier sound, and struggled sales-wise as a result. In 2004, the band released their fourth album Guilt Show. The album was met with a much warmer reception than On a Wire, but there was a bang-up distribute of tension between the bandmates during their world go supporting the release. lead singer Matt Pryor, whose wife had recently given birth, wanted to spend more fourth dimension at home. At one hold on in Australia, the set broke up before deciding to finish the go. however, they decided that they would do one concluding farewell go before going their separate ways for good. Around the get down of their final enlistment, the band released populate ! @ The Granada Theater, their first live album. The album was recorded at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, Kansas at the ring ‘s tenth-anniversary show. On July 2, 2005, the band played their final examination express at The Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. On August 28, 2008, James announced there will be a reunion go in 2009. The Get Up Kids besides did a go in Japan in November 2013. The band played US shows in leap 2015. On September 7, 2019 it was announced through the band ‘s instagram page that Dewees was no longer a penis of The Get Up Kids .
Reggie and the Full Effect [edit ]
While playing with the Get Up Kids full-time, Dewees began to write some of his own songs. however, he did not feel as though they fit with the distinct style of The Get Up Kids, so with the aid of bandmate Matt Pryor, he recorded Greatest Hits 1984-1987, releasing it on Vagrant Records in 1998 under the name Reggie and the Full Effect. [ 4 ] He continued to write songs, finally releasing his second album Promotional Copy two years later. In 2003, he released a third gear album entitled Under the Tray. After this album released, his marriage to his inaugural wife Megan began to break down. He was soon involved in a bitter divorce, a lot of which inspired his fourthly album Songs Not to Get Married To, which he was writing and recording during the divorce. [ 5 ] On April 8, 2008, Alternative Press announced that they had received details on the newly album from Reggie and the Full Effect. The 12 song album, Last Stop: Crappy Town was produced by Sean Beavan with tracks besides done by Paul Gray from Slipknot and was released on June 17, 2008, through Vagrant Records [ 6 ] James sent a pinch in early 2013 saying “ welcome back to Reggieland. ” He set up a Kickstarter plan to help fund the release of his following album. After this was a huge success the album titled No Country for Old Musicians was released in November 2013 under Pure Noise Records. In February 2018, he released ’41 ‘, again through Pure Noise. The band late went on tour supporting this album and besides toured as a support act with Frank Iero and the future Violents in 2019.
other work [edit ]
Dewees in 2011 After The Get Up Kids split up in the summer of 2005, James entered the studio apartment to write and record tracks with New Found Glory for their album Catalyst, later embarking with them on a tour to support the album. In 2007, he joined My Chemical Romance as their tour keyboardist, becoming an official member albeit for a inadequate period of time in 2012 until the dance band ‘s divide in 2013. He wrote “ upwards of 30 songs ” for their fifth album before the band decided to call it a day. He was besides heavily involved in the band ‘s exist sound design contributing greatly to their live productions. In former 2012, Dewees began collaborating with Get Up Kids bandmate Matt Pryor on a serial of show. The collaboration grew into respective east-coast tours in early 2013, and a ‘Matt Pryor and James Dewees ‘ EP in October 2013. He besides formed digital hard-core act, Death Spells, aboard Frank Iero. The couple began touring and released their debut individual “ Where Are My Fucking Pills ? ” and an accompanying music television. [ 7 ] Death Spells released full-length album ‘Nothing Above, Nothing Below ‘ in 2016. In 2014, Reggie and the Full Effect went on a spring US headline go then followed it up by supporting Say Anything and Saves The Day on their end of the class anniversary tour, choosing to perform Under the Tray in full. Dewees besides contributed to Gerard Way ‘s debut album Hesitant Alien, and began touring aboard Way as the keyboardist of his back dance band, The Hormones .
Personalities [edit ]
On the diverse Reggie albums, James has created a series of different personas that appear as “ guests ” on the album. One of these personalities is “ Klaus ”, the frontman for the fictional Finnish alloy band Common Denominator. There have been five Common Denominator songs on Reggie and the Full Effect albums ; “ Dwarf Invasion ” on Promotional Copy, “ Linkin ‘ Verbs ” on Under the Tray, “ Deathnotronic ” on Songs Not to Get Married To, “ Dmv Featuring Common Denominator ” on No Country for Old Musicians, and “ Trap ( ing ) Music ” on 41. The other personality present on many of his album is “ Fluxuation ”, a british techno-pop asterisk. His credits include “ Gloves ” on Promotional Copy, “ Mood 4 LUV ” on Under the Tray, “ Love Reality ” on Songs Not to Get Married To, “ Sundae, Booty Sundae, Feat : Fluxuation ” on No Country for Old Musicians, and “ Channing Tatum Space Rollerblading Montage Music ” on 41 .
other bands [edit ]
- After The Get Up Kids separated in 2005, Dewees became the touring keyboardist for New Found Glory. He had previously helped write and record keyboard parts for their 2004 album Catalyst.
- On June 30, 2008, in an interview with Lawrence.com, Dewees said he is “playing drums in a new band called Leathermouth [with] a bunch of dudes from New Jersey. Their drummer quit… I’ve been rehearsing with them a lot and I like it a lot.” The band was on tour with Reggie and the Full Effect, with Dewees on drums. Likewise, the band’s vocalist Frank Iero (also from My Chemical Romance) has played bass for Reggie and the Full Effect at live shows.
discography [edit ]
with Coalesce [edit ]
with The Get Up Kids [edit ]
as Reggie and the Full Effect [edit ]
with New Found Glory [edit ]
with My Chemical Romance [edit ]
With Leathermouth [edit ]
With Frank Iero [edit ]
With Matt Pryor [edit ]
- Matt Pryor and James Dewees (2013)
With Death Spells [edit ]
- Limited Tape (2013)
- Nothing Above, Nothing Below (2016)