Stolen Bikes Bio:
Stolen Bikes? What does this mean? Not sure. It's just a random name devised by the members of this Rochester, NY based pop punk band. Stolen Bikes was formed in the summer of 2008, by Chris Ryan. Chris had just gotten back to New York from Alaska, where he had been living at the time. He first expressed his interest in starting a band to long time friend and former bandmate, Jason Parshall. Jason was playing in the band Moustache Killers at the time. Chris and Jason had previously played together in a local heavy punk band called the Beligerants and another pop punk band called V.F.P. Chris then recruited Shawn Mabb and Jerome Almeter, whom he had previously jammed with for a while years prior. Shawn and Jerome had previously played together in the local hardcore band Hangin' Tuff. The lineup was Chris on guitar, Jason on guitar, Jerome on bass and Shawn on drums. Practices happened. Songs were written. The name was devised. Stolen Bikes played their first show that winter at Monty's Krown in Rochester with the Emersons. Later that year, Chris recieved a good job offer and again moved back to Alaska. Stolen Bikes was now a three piece. The band continued to write songs and play shows. They recorded their first self titled album in march of 2010.