The Ordinary
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The Ordinary


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"Don't Let Me Die a Waiter" - Audiction Records



Before The Ordinary was The Ordinary, they were a group of friends. Johnny Nassau, Nick Zelletz and Josh Kemp. m Johnny and Nick, both experienced guitarists convinced Josh to pick up bass. With limited funds and a borrowed C-Note, Josh purchased his first bass in May of 2002.

Enter Liverpool native Jamie Sweetman, after recently escaped four years hard labor on the high seas he meets the trio at The Stinger Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After a somewhat pretentious debate about the pretension of the music scene, it became clear that Jamie and the three had much in common.

The Ordinary had found their lead singer.

The following year was a mixture of creativity, productivity and disappointment. The Ordinary continued to practice and produce music despite being under funded and short a drummer.

Then on a spring night at Arlene's Grocery in The Lower East Side, Jamie and Josh met the bands drummer Josh Tussin. Tussin brought skill, style and above all else dedication.

The Ordinary was now complete!

The live shows The Ordinary puts on are just half the fun. The band you watch perform seriously is having the time of their lives on stage. The reason they have so much fun is because they are doing exactly what they want to do.

Rock on stage for an audience that loves great music.

What made the rock world bland and unoriginal a few years ago is the fact that everybody was always looking for "the next...". "The Next Nirvana", "The Next White Stripes" "The Next Strokes", "The Next Interpol". All great bands, yes, but you can have multiple influences. And, these multiple influences can be revealed and heard through the music you and your equally as talented friends produce. This is the case with The Ordinary. There will be times you swear you hear a Black Sabbath influence, or a Pixies Tribute, or even a tip of the hat to Portisehead. And your right. Driving and heavy, melodic and soft(er), driving and melodic, however they carry it out it's all original and unique to The Ordinary. One day this band may just live up to their name. And people will be looking for "The Next..."