Band Profile

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Ronnie Winter
Duke Kitchens
Joey Westwood
Jon Wilkes
Matt Carter

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Bio:

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus started out as a local band in Middleburg, Florida according to The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' official website.

The name, "The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus", was chosen by placing random words on a wall, and then blindfolding one of the members and choosing a few words. The band was unofficially started by Ronnie Winter and Duke Kitchens in 2001 after they had played together doing Blink-182 cover songs in AP music theory. It wasn't started officially until 2003.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus released an untitled demo with three songs in mid 2004. Immediately after they followed up with their first EP, the "Kins and Carroll". By the end of 2004, they added songs to their EP to complete a 12 song LP also untitled. In 2005, they signed to Jason Flom at Virgin records. Later in 2006, they released their first LP, Don't You Fake It with the singles "Face Down", "False Pretense", "Your Guardian Angel", and "Damn Regret", which was certified gold on November 27, 2006 by the RIAA for sales shipments exceeding 500,000 copies.[4] In February 2007, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus headlined the US Take Action Tour organized for the prevention of youth suicide, along with bands such as My Chemical Romance and Rise Against.[5] Their song "In Fate's Hands" (which was the name of Joey and Elias's previous project) is featured in the video game Madden NFL 07, their song "Face Down" is featured in the video games Saints Row 2 and MX vs. ATV: Untamed, and their song "False Pretense" is featured in the movie Never Back Down (2008)

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It Deluxe Edition (CD/DVD) was released on February 23, 2007. The CD features the album and two exclusive songs, an acoustic version of "Face Down" and a never released out of Australia bonus track "Disconnected".

On May 3, 2007, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus performed on Fort Rucker, Alabama to help benefit the rebuilding of Enterprise High School after it was destroyed by a tornado on March 1, 2007.

Also, in May 2007, the band's single, "Face Down", was featured in the movie Georgia Rule.

In a 2007 interview with the Florida Entertainment Scene, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus teamed up with Virgin Records to raise funds for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. They also headlined the Take Action! Tour which sponsors awareness against teen suicide and against animal cruelty.

"In Fate's Hands" was used in Madden NFL 07 as well as the 2007 EVER OSL Starleague (Ongamenet). Additional songs used during that OSL season were "Waiting" and "Atrophy".

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