Ken Leighton 1 p.m., Oct. 21
RIYL: The Sess, the Power Chords, Spoon, Fallout Boy, Red hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Ramones, Skunk Anansie
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- MySpace page · Oct. 19, 2007
Inception: San Diego, 2004
Influences: Van Halen, Art Blakey, the Jazz Messengers, System of a Down, Metallica, Rilo Kiley, Tubby, Spoon, Simeon Flick, the Power Chords
The trio known as DropJoy formed in the summer of 2004 when the longtime duo of singer/songwriter and guitarist Nicki Walker and drummer Andy Light teamed up with bass player Etienne de Bruin.
Walker was born and raised in New York. She began playing and writing music at the tender age of seven and has been playing ever since. Andy Light, formerly of Lightning Loyd, was born in San Bernadino and has musical influences ranging from Van Halen to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Etienne de Bruin could pass for a crazy South African but would prefer to be the quiet bass player who stands in the corner, shuts up, and provides that melodic bottom end to the soothing tones of a song shattering all silence.
Dropjoy released their first album Situational Ethics in fall 2005. Dirty Virgin was released in 2010.
As of 2014, the roster included Walker alongside Indiana-born “Riffter” Lee Smith (bass) and Brazilian-born Cabelo (drums).