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The All-American Rejects

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Tyson Ritter – vocals, bass

Nick Wheeler – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals

Mike Kennerty – rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Chris Gaylor – drums, percussion


The All-American Rejects are an American power pop band that formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Their most recent album Move Along was released in 2005 while their latest single "It Ends Tonight" reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2007.

When formed, The All-American Rejects consisted of members of two Oklahoma bands who came together as one.

One band was known as the Drowning Fish and included the future All-American Reject Nick Wheeler.

At the time, Wheeler was his band's drummer.

Also, a part of the Drowning Fish was guitarist Jesse Tabish, who is now playing with rising Oklahoma indie act, Kunek.

Tyson Ritter's first band was known as Curbside Service.

After Ritter and Wheeler met at a party, Wheeler informed Ritter that his band was in need of a bass player.

Ritter responded by telling Wheeler that he was their man even though he had never really attempted to play a bass guitar in his life.

In 1998, Ritter joined up with Tabish and Wheeler and the All-American Rejects were formed.

After parting ways with Tabish in 2000, the All-American Rejects became a two man show.

Ritter led the way with his charisma and bass playing ability and Wheeler switched from drummer to guitar player.

The band released their first independent album in the spring of 2000, and eventually built up a large local fanbase.

They went on to open for The Flaming Lips and Caroline's Spine.

Their music was also licensed for use on then-hit MTV show Undressed.

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