Absolved Live @ the stronghold in Chino, CA...
JIMMY: guitars,lead vocals
BYRON: bass, vocals
Record Label: Thumper Punk Records
Bio: So one day in the yonder year of 2000 when the Y2K scare was still abuzz in everyone's half-witted brain, a bass player named Byron went up to a guitar player named Jimmy in a college class and complimented Jimmy on his straightedge shirt. Jimmy stated that he wasn't really straightedge but rather he wanted to be a walking contradiction and this was just one piece to that illustrious self-serving game. Byron then called Jimmy outside to throwdown because Jimmy showed such disrespect for the edge. Said fisticuffs did not ensue, but rather love was in the air and a band was hence created (the band’s original name was…um...O.I.N.K…the actual acronym eludes me). Songs were written, "practices" were held, pie-in-the-friggen-sky hopes were high. Yet several breakups later and a dozen attempts to put the pieces back together (this time under the band name Working Class), alas, it wasn't to be. Life has a way of doing that sort of thing. So seven years pass. In 2007, after interstate comings and goings, Byron and Jimmy found themselves in the same area of California for the first time in a long time. Talks were had over cans of Pepsi. A band was reborn. Byron brought in his trusty comrade Aaron (drummer par excellence and a mighty good dude) from a past band they were in together (a ska band at that). Old songs were trashed, some rehashed, new ones were written, and that brings us to now (and closer to the end of this horrid and longwinded novel). But wait, there is certainly more: three years after the band was re-created, in comes Bob, a guitar player (and a player of every other instrument under the sun) who had played with both Byron and Aaron at various times in the past, again, in that one ska band that has had like 42 different members. Yes, that is an exaggeration, but in all seriousness that number is not very far off from the true number. Absolved is a group of dudes who cut their teeth on the cassettes and vinyl of the old school while trying not to break any more bones on their skateboards. It is the band's belief that the old school did it right. Those bands were more genuine and creative than almost every over-produced, status-quo band of today. Absolved hopes to somehow pay tribute back to the scene that brought them up and taught them about life in general.
Absolved: no agenda…just cajones.