Taking Back Sunday is an American rock band from Amityville, NY, formed in 1999 by guitarist Eddie Reyes.
Reyes approached Jesse Lacey, whose band The Rookie Lot had just broken up, to play guitar and sing.
Jesse brought in John Nolan on guitar and vocals, and Jesse switched to bass. Antonio Longo, who
had been in the band One True Thing was recruited to sing.
Long Island, New York
Alternative rock, emo, post-hardcore, pop punk
Brand New, The Color Fred, Facing New York, The Movielife, Straylight Run, Envy on the Coast, Terrible Things, Happy Body Slow Brain, Breaking Pangaea
The band is named after a song by the Long Island band 'The Waiting Process'.
Eddie Reyes -
John Nolan -
lead guitar, keyboards, vocals
Adam Lazzara -
lead vocals, harmonica, additional guitars
(2001-present), bass, vocals (2001)
Mark O'Connell -
Shaun Cooper -
Antonio Longo -
lead vocals (1999-2001)
Jesse Lacey -
bass, vocals (1999-2001)
Steven DeJoseph -
drums, percussion (1999-2001)
Fred Mascherino -
lead guitar, vocals (2003-2007)
Matt Rubano -
bass, backing vocals (2003-2010)
Matthew Fazzi -
lead guitar, keyboards, vocals (2008-2010)
Taking Back Sunday Quotes
No one was really in any kind of band that went anywhere. All of us basically did the same stupid high school bands, you know, play with your friends and different shows locally, but never really made it anywhere. We all have that going on; I've had bands since I was 14 years old. Some of us did well from Long Island, but it never went anywhere for anyone else and Adam was in North Carolina doing the same thing as the rest of us. It was just amazing that we all came together when we did. We're all friends of friends; we were all looking for something and it ended up happening very coincidentally and very amazingly.
Yeah. At first we thought we would be back on the tour in two weeks. We didn't know the extent of what happens if you have your hip dislocated. We figured a couple of weeks and you're as good as new, which obviously was not the case. Then as time was going on, we realized it just wasn't going to happen. It wasn't feasible. They (Ed and Floyd) stayed on and kept selling the merchandise. I think it was hard, for those guys, just in general, to be out on the road just two people. It's hard enough when you have a group of guys, then when you put just two of them together for that length of time, I am not sure I could handle it.
Well ... I can only speak from our experience and I think we've been really lucky in touring with bands that we have clicked with and just hit it off. Just about every tour we've been on we've made pretty close friends with most of the people in the bands.
I'm personally indifferent. I stand behind anyone who would decide to take a stand on that and I wouldn't feel opposed to it all but to me it doesn't seem like a pressing issue in my life. Adam, our singer, was a vegetarian for a while. But after a while, he ended up soft. He went back to eating chicken, just not all the way back to hamburger and steak.
Taking Back Sunday Awards
MTVu Road Woodie Award for "MakeDamnSure"