Ten Foot Poleís history includes being hardcore band Scared Straight in California in the 1980ís, fronted by a pro baseball pitcher up to 1995 and being a well-traveled underground Epitaph style band in the 90ís. In 2016 the album Setlist summarized the bandís 90ís melodic punk identity, just in time for Escalating Quickly to move beyond those genre limitations.
Known for heartfelt lyrics, often stories, put to aggressive guitar riffs and fast drums, TFP was a favorite in the soundtrack for the 1990ís skate and surf scenes. They have released eight albums combined for worldwide sales of over three hundred thousand units. Ten Foot Pole took a break from 2006 to 2013, as Dennis, the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and principal songwriter, focused on his audio career, mixing live sound for artists including Prince, Jimmy Eat World, Beck, AFI and Weird Al Yankovic.
TEN FOOT POLE is:
Dennis Jagard Lead vocals / Rhythm guitars
Scott Hallquist Lead guitars / Backing vocals
Richie Petrillo Bass guitar / Backing vocals
Guillaume Fortin Drums / Tattoos
Photo by Christine Lortie