"Seattle isn't just a bunch of flannel. Hailing from the outskirts of the greatest music city in the country, is a hard melody beltin' band called Poorsport. With influences that run from early 70's punk to Orange County Hardcore, Poorsport plays the tunes that are guaranteed to get at least one of your toes tapping. These punk-a-teers have been taking the Seattle scene by storm with the release of their first full length album."
"Who on earth is Poorsport?"
Poorsport is a rock and roll band. Specifically, Poorsport is a "Suburban Punk Band" formed on the outskirts of Seattle in June 2002.
"Oh boy, another Seattle band. Are they Grunge?"
One fan describes them as "the unholy offspring of Weezer and NoFx, only not exactly." Which is just about as good as anything we could come up with. Let's just say that fans of Orange County Hard Core and early 70s punk will be easy converts, but the band's sonic diversity will appeal to a wider audience as well. So: "no, I wouldn't say that Poorsport bears a strong sonic resemblance to Grunge."
"Are they any good live?"
Good? Do you like fast-paced, highly energetic sets laced with loads of irreverent banter and self-deprecation, executed by talented musicians who don't let their technical acumen get in the way of writing and performing great catchy songs?
"Why should I spend my hard-earned cash on these guys?"
*Poorsport is one of only four bands chosen to play the Vans Warped Tour 2002 Side-Stage at The Gorge in George, WA. More than 75 artists from Washington and Oregon competed.
*Released Self-Titled 14-song CD in August 2002. Seeking recording contract with established record label.
*Organized and headlined Rain City Skate Park "Band Brigade 2002", Seattle, WA.
*Scheduled to play main stage of Apple Blossom 2003 Festival in Wenatchee, WA.
"Where would I go to see Poorsport live?"
*Warped Tour 2002, The Gorge, George, WA
*The Bite of Seattle, 2002
*Rain City Skate Park, Seattle, WA
*Apple Blossom Festival 2002, Wenatchee, WA
*The Old Redmond Firehouse, Redmond, WA
*The Central, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA
*Tommy's Nightclub, Seattle, WA
*The University of Washington
*Oregon State University
"Just who are these Poorsports, exactly?"
Kyle Andrews, Guitar
Out of Orange County, CA, Kyle's musical
influences include Earth Crisis, Snapcase, R.A.T.M., Helmet, 311, NoFX, Goldfinger, The Crucified and Pennywise.
Skeeter McClellan, Drums
From Mountlake Terrace, WA, Skeeter's influences include Nirvana, The Pixies, Sunny Day, The Ramones & NoFX.
Kevin Mackey, Vocals
From Bothell, WA, Kevin has been most heavily influenced by Public Enemy, Bad Religion, RHCP, The Vandals and Sublime.
Ben Dietzen, Bass
From Redmond, WA, Ben's major musical influences include Tool, Nirvana, and The Ramones.
"How do I send these guys fan mail, order a CD or book them at my venue?"
27013 Pacific Hwy S #211
Des Moines, WA 98198