The Giraffes were formed in 1996 by guitarist Damien Paris, drummer Andrew Totolos and former bassist Tim Kent. They quickly gained a reputation apart from the rest of the soon to be burgeoning Williamsburg rock scene. Combining their self taught virtuosity with a playful sense of what constitutes rock and heavy music The Giraffes were a near instant sensation. Most of their following consisted of other bands and their members, forming an educated fan nucleus that encouraged The Giraffes to take chances with their song-writing as well as their live performances. Aaron Lazar joined them as a lead vocalist late in 2000. With 6 Albums under their belt and lots of road time The Giraffes will destroy anywhere anytime.