the good bites

the good bites

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRock

The good bites are an upbeat garage-pop trio with a sound somewhere between good ole’ rock-n-roll and bedazzled pop tunes. Their influences span CCR to The Buzzcocks and Ween, and their songs and melodies are guaranteed to bump around in your head after a couple listens, if not sooner!

Biography

Based out of Santa Ana, California, the good bites are a garage-pop trio with a knack for melody and a wide range of influences from CCR to the Buzzcocks and Ween.

The good bites are Jake Rogers on guitar/lead vocals, Kerry Porter on bass guitar/vocals and Christina Chan on drums.

In August 2009, Jake Rogers finished school in Idaho with an unmarketable degree, and Kerry Porter learned that the warehouse where he worked was closing. The two were long-time friends, who had met in California before Rogers left for school, and shared a love for melodic music of all flavors. During their separation, the two had been exchanging song ideas via the mail, and were already discussing forming a band. After losing his job, Porter had copies of keys to a newly-empty warehouse. Rogers moved in, and the good bites began. Christina Chan was an acquaintance of Porter’s, and was soon jamming with them in the warehouse. In the secrecy of night, the three wrote songs, recorded, and practiced aggressively for months, in the midst of a white-collar corporate business plaza in Orange County.

They are quickly gaining an internet fan base, while playing talked-about, sincerely energetic shows throughout Southern California to a rapidly-growing audience. Their Ivory EP is currently available, and they are hard at work on their debut album, due out in November 2010.

Discography

"3-song EP" - released in 2010
Tracklist: 1. Livin For You, 2. Waking Up, 3. Shallow

"Ivory EP" - released in 2010
Tracklist: 1. Hole in My Head, 2. Weekends in the Wax, 3. The Light That Turns You On, 4. Dead Ahead, 5. Shallow

As far as we know, songs from both EPs are getting airplay on college stations and streaming radio. We don't know which ones, but we have had orders for merchandise from people as far away as Germany, who heard us on the radio.

Set List

1. Weekends In The Wax
2. When the Sun Goes Down
3. Livin For You
4. The Light That Turns You On
5. Waking Up.
6. Hole In My Head
7. (optional) Shallow
8. (optional) Dead Ahead

Obviously, we can alter the set according to time constraints.