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Snakes N' Reindeer / Bio

2011: Inland Empire warehouse buddies Jake Edward and Rudy Oden are inspired to start a band after a falling out from a previous rock band, with Jake on guitar and vocals, and Rudy on Drums.

The Duo jammed in Glendora and Chino with a primary focus on gang vocals and harmonies. What the band would eventually be known for…

Mira Loma local Gabriel Macias joins up, for his ability to add metal toned driven guitar leads. The threesome practice in Primo Sound Studios in Riverside.

2012: 30 year old Nick Ponce joins and becomes the bands fourth member artist and bass player. The band would eventually go on and record their debut EP with songs “I know,” “Gone,” and “Don’t Look Back.” The newly rendered 4 piece play their first shows in La Puente and Irwindale.

2013: The band had gone through several name changes over the past two years from The Unsettled, to Essenar but there was one that stood out the most. Inspired by Jake’s child hood nick name “Jake the Snake” and Rudy’s first name “Rudolph.” The band would eventually become known as Snakes N’ Reindeer.

Prior to the new name change Gabriel Macias would leave the group for other musical endeavors. Putting the band back in a three piece.

Following in his footsteps just a few months after, Nick Ponce would eventually leave the band to devote more time to his family. Leaving the founders frustrated and empty, they would eventually split and the band would be put on hiatus.

In the later part of 2013 Edward and Oden would eventually get back together, tie loose ends, and look forward in piecing together yet another band.

Finally recruiting good friend and local of the Redlands area David Hammond would become the second guitarist and singer of the band. The three piece would go on to play over 50 shows across Southern California from Club Loaded in Hollywood to Morgan’s Tavern in Riverside with Edward and Hammond switching off between vocals, bass, and guitar.

2014: Oden would eventually leave the band for a second time due to musical differences, forcing Jake and David to put down the electric guitar and pick up the acoustics.

After auditioning several other drummers Rudy would eventually come back at the later part of 2014 leaving their differences in the past, the band would go on to find Riverside local Loren Frees to play bass.

The band is scheduled to record their new EP in the early part of 2015 which will include hit songs such as “That Cat” and “Walk Away.”

General Info

Band Members
Jake Edward - Guitar/Vocals, Dave Hammond - Guitar/Vocals, Rudy Oden - Drums/Vocals, Loren Frees - Bass/Vocals
Artist Name
Snakes N' Reindeer
Home Page
Punk / Pop Punk

Contact Info

Chino, CA