Standard and Poor / Bio

In 2007 while drinking in the De ville’s basement in Riverside, California, Mr. De ville and Lurch (647-f ,Corpus Delecti) decided to begin their quest to re-create their passion for “Punk Rock Music”. Standard and Poor were formed. With the lack of bands that could capture the explosiveness and vision of early punk, the objective was clear. Deville/Lurch began writing songs true to their roots. “I Wanna Go Back“, “Born Bad”and “Mau Mau’s” became instant crowd favorites at local parties and bars. In 2008 with the addition of LA Punk veteran Mr. Tony Love, (Dead Man’s Choir; Police State) on guitar, the song writing team was complete. Tony made an immediate impact contributing the music for the now classic title song for the 2010 CD, “What’s In The Big Black Bag?“, along with fan favorite, “Sex Doll“. With the songs taking shape and the fan base growing, the missing link was a veteran Punk drummer. In 2009,the “BBB” era of S&P was completed with the addition of Trace Element (White Flag). Trace shared the bands passion for Punk and formed a solid rhythm section with Lurch. In the fall/winter of 2009/2010, the “Big Black Bag” CD was recorded. Released in June 2010, the CD received rave reviews and attracted worldwide attention. 2 songs from the CD, “BBB and Standard and Poor”were included on the 2011 Scare America records compilation CD, “Traveling with George“. 2011 opened yet another chapter in the S&P story with Trace being overworked and still trying to play in his mainstay, White Flag. Another drummer was needed to fill his shoes. Enter “Johnny Schuffles”, another hard-hitting Punk veteran who relocated to So. Cal. from Tampa, Florida. The 2011 S&P line up, Deville, Lurch, Love and Schuffles had began work on the follow up to “BBB”. In the fall of 2011 S&P were inthe studio about to crank out yet another batch of Punk classics before Schuffles, with other obligations to tend to, had to leave the band. So with half an album recorded and lots of life left, the band refused to throw in the towel…Another drummer was needed and NOW! Late June 2012, the ad was out and it wasn’t long before seasoned Punk Rock drummer and former Flipside columnists, Ron L. Tidwell (Fighting Cause ) was recruited. And in keeping to S&P tradition, passion and the overall band’s roots, Tidwell would finally be the permanent fixture S&P has long needed. By the end of September 2013, with Tidwell learning all the material, new and old, S&P prepares to go into the studio for the long awaited follow up to Big Black Bag. As of August 2013, Sex Doll Records is created and S&P co-founder and bassist, Jim “Lurch” Graffe leaves the band to pursue other projects. To keep the S&P wheels in motion,local Riverside native and Bassist extraordinaire,Zach Howe ( Falling Sickness, Shovel & Gun ) joins band and SnP begin working on new material….

General Info

Band Members
Tony Love ,Ron L.Tidwell ,Zach Howe ,Shawn de Ville
Artist Name
Standard and Poor
Profile Page
Punk / Rock n Roll

Contact Info

Riverside, CA

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