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What is now an intricate, melodic, hardcore, melting pot of fun for your ears, started as three boys with an interest in percussion for school band. Alan Pierce, Shaun Meek, and Jourdan Kim had all met in the summer of 1998 in school band all playing percussion. A friendship was created and curiosity and interest to further their music abilities led them to create a band. Not Knowing how to play any instruments Shaun had stole his younger brothers bass, Jourdan was then on guitar, and Alan continued to dominate the drums. The trio had a close friend who was then into hip hop and free-styling who would become the vocalist for a band called Mentally Ill. Billy foster the vocalist at the time for Mentally Ill had moved to Texas with family. Back to a trio Jourdan Kim had switched to front- man focusing on vocals; Shaun progressed to guitar, and Alan continuing to annihilate the drums. Having trouble finding a dedicated bass player they continued to use fill ins creating a pop punk band called Syllable Squared. Playing their first festival at the age of thirteen at the Taste of Westmont. They got shutdown by the city of Westmont for the use of supposed profanity and cursing. The crowd then booed the city for shutting down the concert and left them wanting more from Syllable Squared. Not having a place to practice, and still having troubles with bass players the band continued playing shows later going on hiatus never to return again.
A year later Billy Foster had returned to Illinois from Texas and reunited with Shaun, and Jourdan in high school back in their hometown of Downers Grove. Billy then moved on the opposite side of Downers Grove causing him move to a different high school. There he met a drummer and bass player to start a new project and a new sound. He then got in contact with Shaun and Jourdan needing dedicated musicians to complete his project. In the months after they departed with the drummer and bassist reuniting with longtime friend/drummer Alan Pierce, and new bass player creating a new band The Matt Lezatte experience the beginning of what would later turn into Cigarettes and Caviar. At band practice fellow friend Adam Wiercoch would sit in occasionally playing keyboards and record their practices on video. Once again the group had issues finding a dedicated bass player. Adam Wiercoch Would then take on the role of becoming there per meant bass player. The new line up would then be Alan Pierce on Drums, Shaun Meek on lead guitar, Jourdan Kim on vocals and keyboards, Billy Foster on vocals and rhythm guitar, and Adam Wiercoch playing bass guitar With a good chunk of music written and a new sound they would then create what is now known as Cigarettes and Caviar.
After writing and recording there first full length album, A Definition; with over an hour of what they claim to be gangstergumbocore a collaborative genre they call their own. A well-balanced mix of hardcore, punk rock, and metal. Where each song is a unique painting in a gallery of masterpieces, this well written and original album was just the beginning. Now hitting the road with a full-length album and a solid line up they continue to play shows throughout the Chicago land area. Playing any venue from small dive bars, bowling alleys, to big named venues. Winning numerous battle of the bands, radio interviews, and TV appearances Cigarettes and Caviar was making a name for them self and well on there way to success. In March 2008 Billy Foster had decided the band lifestyle was not for him and decided to leave the band perusing a career in banking. Billy leaving the band was an un settling and unwanted set back for the band but would not stop them from them perusing there music career. Taking a break from shows the four piece now even better musicians focused there time on writing more intricate music, and mastering there fourpiece line up. Currently Cigarettes and Caviar are going stronger then ever planning to release an e.p and l.p. Of un recorded material. While playing shows around the Midwest, and preparing for there 2012 End Of The World west coast summer tour

General Info

Band Members
Jourdan Kim- Vocals/Piano/Guitar, Shaun Meek- Lead Guitar/Vocals, Alan Pierce- Drums/Vocals, Adam Wiercioch- Bass Guitar/Vocals
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Other / Hardcore / Punk Rock

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Downers Grove, IL