Please Mr. Gravedigger
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Heres To The Life Of The Party
6/22/2004
 
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YEAR FORMED: 2002
HOME TOWN: San Diego, CA
MEMBERS:
Tommy Garcia (vocals)
Richie Lauridsen (guitar)
Ruben Gutierrez (guitar)
Brandon Hays (bass)
Johnny Upton (drums)
Thomas Kosich (keyboards)

Their sound stems from early punk rock n roll driven by modern hardcore influences. Their live show is pure energy and mayhem. Please Mr Gravedigger is not just a band, they are a rock n roll movement. Guitarist Richie Lauridsen and vocalist Tommy Garcia began piecing the band together in 2002, when Tommy, who along with Brandon Hays (bass) and Ruben Gutierrez (guitar) were all sharing time in As I Lay Dying. They wrote a few songs and self-released their first demo before eventually deciding to make Please Mr Gravedigger their full time musical endeavor. They then set out to recruit drummer Johnny Upton and keyboardist Thomas Kosich to fill out the line-up and established the band's direction. Their direction was simple and effective; play pissed-off punk rock and have fun doing it. After a 7-inch release on Phantoms Records in 2003, the next year has found Please Mr Gravedigger signing on with Pluto Records to release their full-length debut entitled "Here's To The Life Of The Party". The album is a blistering indication of the fantastic state of underground music today. Please Mr Gravedigger bleed old school purity and forgo the usual contraptions in what passes for punk these days. With the new release coming out June 22, 2004, Please Mr Gravedigger plan to attack the road and bring their brand of aggressive backbeats, in-your-face vocals, and melodies that thrive to a city near you.