Wakefield’s Ryan Escolopio (vocals/electric guitar), former Great Charlotte drummer Aaron Escolopio, J.D. Tennyson (electric guitar), and Mike Schoolden (bass) hail from Maryland. That they had perfected their very own bratty mixture of pop-punk and post-grunge by around 2000. Tennyson and Ryan Escolopio became fast close friends while still going to senior high school, bonding over Slipknot, Green Day time, and the authorities. The Escolopios’ father had performed in a Trip/Chicago cover music group when his sons had been little, and normally they adopted in his footsteps. Tagging themselves Soar, Tennyson as well as the brothers Escolopio performed birthday parties, wedding ceremonies, and garages, coverings tunes by Trend Against the device as well as the Deftones. They ultimately transformed their name to Ninja Penguins and began performing their very own materials; Wakefield was created shortly before senior high school graduation, along with a cope with Arista adopted. American Produced, the band’s studio room debut, made an appearance in springtime 2003. 2 yrs later Wakefield released Which Side ARE YOU CURRENTLY On? via Jive.