currently reside in Austin Texas, influenced upon a steady diet of BONG RIPS, RANCID, TECATE, and TACO BELL, DUDE JAMS have been putting the X in PUNX since the mid '00s. DUDE JAMS have done a few splits with the likes of DUMBSPRINGER, TOO MANY DAVES and JONESIN' but to name a few, DUDE JAMS have extensively toured the U.S.A a whole bunch through 2007-2010. DUDE JAMS recently took a break from the touring scene to concentrate on the the couch for the start of new seasons of Jersey Shore and Ghost Hunters. DUDE JAMS released their critically acclaimed hit PUNK album 'How To Abuse Everything' on A.D.D Records last year. In 2012 DUDE JAMS toured the Mid-West. DUDE JAMS is the best band name in history.
The history of Pure Graft started a long time ago in Newcastle, England when the young friends Simon Hubbard, Danny Lester, Ben Ralston, Mark Thompson and Chris McManus (born Michael Ryan Pritchard) formed their first band Sweet Children. In 2005 they changed their name to PURE GRAFT and PURE GRAFT released their first DEMO which brought the band 3 fans, 2 gigs and eventually a record deal. They got signed to an independent label Specialist Subject Records which released their first split 10" with EINENCALVINKLEINSBALLS, KAVES, and BIG SHITTY PLAN.
Soon after the release another change came – Mark Thompson quit the band and was replaced by David Hillier (born Frank Edwin Wright III) who became Pure Graft’s permanent easy loving guitarist. Pure Graft were becoming more and more popular due to the arrival of sexy dave and soon after the release of their second split 7 e.p with BEASTS their success was so obvious that the band began getting offers from COOL record labels. Eventually, Pure Graft decided to sign a verbal agreement with NOT SHY OF THE DIY RECORDS.
In the spring of 2010 Pure Graft released their 7" split with LITTLE LEAGUE on SSR which was a huge success. It eventually sold over 100 copies worldwide.
In Sept 2012 PURE GRAFT released their split 7" with DUDE JAMS on NOT SHY OF THE DIY RECORDS. The success and popularity of the band brought not only joy and at least 50 new fans. PURE GRAFT are once again playing the Fest in Florida this year headlining the main stage on the opening night such is their popularity.
In 2013 PURE GRAFT are all set to work upon their debut album The Geordie Idiot.