Gin Blossoms / Bio

Gin Blossoms breakout record “New Miserable Experience” catapulted their rise to fame and kept the band on the charts for almost three years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The album took the airwaves by siege and held MTV hostage with multi cross-over hits in four different radio formats. It was this record that rocketed the band into the mainstream going on to sell over 4 million copies making the band a 90’s radio mainstay. In 1995, Robin Wilson, Jesse Valenzuela and veteran composer Marshall Crenshaw wrote the bands 4th of 9 sound track inclusions; “Til I Hear It From You.” The smash hit was released as a Gin Blossoms single and it appeared on the platinum sound track for the film Empire Records. The album “Congratulations I’m Sorry” brought two more hits; "Follow You Down" which spent ten weeks in the
Top Ten and "As Long As It Matters" which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Duo or Group. The album rocketed into Billboard's Top Ten and a year of touring helped push the record past 1,500,000 in sales. In 5 years, the band released 2 EP’s, two LP’s and over 12 singles that fueled record sales to over 7 million. Their
blend of Pop & Rock, now known as Jangle-Pop, became a musical force that helped define the sound of 90’s radio. Their most recent album, 2010’s “No Chocolate Cake”, lands Gin Blossoms back on the singles chart again with “Miss Disarray” and the album shot straight to # 1 on Amazon, hitting Billboard’s top 200 at # 73 and the Indie chart at
#14. 2013 will bring the band to over 100 cities, a rock cruise to the Bahamas, international shows and perhaps a brand new album.

General Info

Band Members
Robin Wilson (lead vocals), Jesse Valenzuela (guitar/vocals), Scott Johnson (guitar), Bill Leen (bass)
Artist Name
Gin Blossoms
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Alternative / Pop

Contact Info

Tempe, AZ
Doug Merrick

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