Line-up: Andy Jackson - Vocals, Guitar, Jake Sloan - Bass, Ronnie Garder - Guitar, Aaron Holmes - Drums, Derrick Karg - Guitar (Former Members: Joe Ballaro - Bass)
Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Story: Plagued by the fallout of his own actions, Shakespeare’s Hamlet cleared his conscience for just a moment, declaring, “there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” DEATH IN THE PARK is determined to prove that being in touch with your bad side isn’t always such a bad thing. Driven by personal tales of tragedy and heartbreak, this pop-punk band, based in Montgomery, Alabama, has tapped into that yearning all of us experience; needing to see our bad decisions turn out for the better. This punk quartet brings new light to the familiar genre, unafraid to take the next step, to stretch themselves musically, even in the face of creative crisis. The heartfelt lyrics and infectious melodies set them apart from the gathering mediocrity of the airwaves. DEATH IN THE PARK consists of Andy Jackson (vocals & guitar), Ronnie Gardner (guitar), Jake Sloan (bass), Derrick Karg (guitar), and Aaron Holmes (drums). Lead by vocalist Andy Jackson, DITP is capturing the ear of many an unsuspecting listener, hungry for an authentic sound, and lures them in for more.
DEATH IN THE PARK came together shortly after the 2007 Warped Tour, where Jackson made a musical connection with crew from the alt-band Paramore, for whom he was opening. On tour, Jackson met guitarist Ronnie Gardner, then a sound technician, and, after the fall of Jackson’s band, Hot Rod Circuit, he took the opportunity to focus on a new project. Originally conceived as a solo project, Jackson felt the surge of creativity in the moment, and joined with Gardner. Jackson recalled the name of a song ...