Hey hey hey, whats up? We're a little late with our first band promotion due to some tech difficulties here on UG. But now everything sorted out and things should start rolling. UG is proud to present first UG Featured band: Losing Streak!
We picked this name because all of the members agreed on it, and all of the names we really wanted were taken. We will probably change our name soon. Losing Streak is from Blairstown, NJ.
Ian Hammons: Lead Guitar, Vocals Jon Hackett: Bass, Vocals Brian Skuropacki: Rhythm Guitar Tim Varro: Drums (Temporary)
We take influence from most types of punk rock (Pop-punk, Skate punk, Hardcore, Ska-punk etc.), but also enjoy artists from such genres as Alt Metal, Speed Metal, and other kinds of rock. Main influences include Blink-182, Green Day, A.F.I., Finch, and Sum 41.
Losing Streak started out as an stray idea in the twisted mind of Ian Hammons in the summer of 2002. He always wanted one, and finnaly had gotten the motavation to do it. While practicing with his side band Dirty Sanchez, Ian decided to get Keith Haynes over to play bass for recording. A month or so later, Ian asked Keith to join W.L.E (at that time AfTeRsHoCk). With a bassist gotten, Ian put up signs in such places such as the A&P for a drummer. Eric Dryburgh saw one of these signs, and was brought into the band. With a lineup solidly set, the band was ready to start practicing. But a second guitarist was unexpectedly added, as Brian Skuropatki IMed Ian one day after a freind of Ian's gave Brian his AOL screenname. Brian asked to join the band, and Ian, deciding two guitars would be a good idea, agreed. Eric thought the band needed a new name, and suggested What's Least Expected. The others liked it, and it stuck. They practiced hard, and played a well-received show at the Trinity Church. Since then, there were two member changes, as Jon Hackett replaced Keith, and Eric Dryburgh left. Also, Losing Streak was chosen as the new name after Eric left. The band looks to become a big part of the NJ underground scene, and release numerous E.P.'s and C.D.'s. Look for them to rise!
Jon has only been playing bass for a few months, yet can play some pretty technical riffs and solos. Ian also plays the saxaphone. Ian and Jon have met Bowling For Soup.
Because I think we are able to combine some of the best music in the world and mold it into powerful, yet catchy songs that people can really enjoy.