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Gape was started at first as a joke between Jimmy Kelly (Guitarist of the former Public Noise) and vocalist James Misina. Very quickly, the band was formed after fellow friends and High School classmates Joe O'Donnell (bass), Ben Villano (guitar), and Adam Badgley (drums) decided to try it out. After a few practices, Villano wasn't feeling it, being replaced by current guitarist Jordan Mormello.
What began as a joke quickly became reality. Gape began by writing 2 songs and learning a cover or two. With a very small setlist and no fan base, they began playing very small local shows. After only having a taste of what the band had in store, many friends began attending shows. Eventually they had a decent amount of fans in the Philadelphian suburbs.
Gape released Shadows EP on February 4th, 2014. Due to quality issues, it's looked at by the band as more of a demo than a legitimate release. When their debut album is recorded, they intend to re-record the songs from Shadows EP, along with other songs that they are excited to release.
Gape has played at venues such as the Trocadero Mainstage and the Legendary Dobbs, along with other small local venues. They are known for their energetic stage presence and energetic music, and are currently attempting to make a career out of a passion that the members all share: playing kick ass rock music.