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The Final Upset was started in 2012 in Orange County, California. Lead vocalist Jagger Black, guitarist Bink the Dink, bassist Vavas and drummer Mr. Graves, came together and decided they were tired of forming or joining bands only to get stuck with genre labels, being expected to maintain a specific style/sound or having their musical outlets be stifled by other band members. This mindset is what gave birth to the name, The Final Upset.
Their objective since they formed has been to use the band as their own individual muse, to make each member grow as an artist and as a musician, or for Jagger to grow as a singer.
They will continue to write the diverse songs they want to write and intend to “upset” the music scene and people who enjoy the need for genres and labels by constantly evolving. They are musicians and play music, plain and simple, although sometimes they might scar you right down to the bone.
Live, they not only play great music but they also pride themselves for doing everything they can do to give the audience a great performance to back it up. They felt that too many bands, both established and up and coming, only bring their music when playing live. The Final Upset feels great music is only half of a live show. Although they feel their music is strong enough to continue to build their following, they feel their stage presence and interaction with the audience it what has and will continue to set them apart from the other bands they perform with live.
Bink and Jagger met roughly 20 years ago and became great friends. Eventually they went through a series of bands together and separately. The two of them have always had the same goal, which is the reason why they have been able to continue to play music together throughout the years, despite occasional differences.
Jagger and Bink most notable come from the OC Punk band TFU (The Fuck-Ups). Vavas comes from local bands such as The Generators and Piss N Blood. Bink filled in on drummers for Piss N Blood for a short time, which is how he and Vavas met. Once Jagger, Bink and Vavas realized they were all on the same page with the direction of the band, they started looking for a drummer and were fortunate enough to find Mr. Graves from the O.C. to complete The Final Upset. At the first practice with Mr. Graves, he showed up having had a piece of sheet metal dropped on his hand earlier that day and wasn’t sure how long he would last the three hour practice. Not only did he show up and play his ass off but with the condition he was in and “All or nothing” attitude, they knew they had found their drummer and the band was complete.