From: WA, United States
The Jesus Rehab was formed by Jared Cortese and Peter Kingham in 2005 in a basement in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard. It started as an in-house project between two scholars of music. After a year of playing as a duo the band acquired Pete's brother, bass player Andy Kingham. In 2007, the band recorded their first EP titled “Scatterbrained” (2007) and added local musician Dan Laughlin as a second guitarist for live performances.
2007 also marked a turning point. Drummer Pete Kingham’s move from Seattle to the Alaskan wilderness made the band's future uncertain, forcing them to shift all of their energy to the studio to accommodate the situation. This proved to be the catalyst for the recording of the bands first LP “The Highest Highs & The Lowest Lows” (2010) which they began in March of 2008. Due to his schedule, Kingham shared recording time on the album with Jared’s brother, Dominic Cortese, eventually passing on all drumming duties in late 2008.
Since 2008, The Jesus Rehab has played all over the Seattle area as a quartet including gigs at the Tractor Tavern, The Columbia City Theater, and Jules Maes. The bands sound has developed into a mesh of high energy rock, groovy bass lines, and intricate harmonies reminiscent of Queen, The Flaming Lips, and Modest Mouse. This is all brought together by a spandex tight rhythm section.
The Jesus Rehab's mission as a band is to inspire their listeners to sit back, jump around, head bang or do whatever while they provide quality music. The Jesus Rehab's albums are thought provoking and timeless, and their live performance is laid back, fun, and rockin'! They are always trying to push the envelope and offer something unique at each show to give their fans a reason to come back.