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Ronnie Winter of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

August 20, 2007 by  
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rja2Hailing from Florida with a name that often leaves people scratching their heads, you might be disappointed to find out their name means absolutely nothing, it was chosen arbitrarily when the band first came together – they put their passion into their music and the name was more of an afterthought.  It’s funny that something that started out so simple, could evolve into something so big.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (Ronnie Winter on vocals . Duke Kitchens on guitar, piano, and vocals, Elias Reidy on guitar and backing vocals, Joey Westwood on bass and vocals and Jon Wilkes on drums and vocals) introduced themselves to the world with their debut release Don’t You Fake It.  The album yielded their gut wrenching, addictive single Face Down and started what could only be described as a Red Jumpsuit army. While the band is young in years (they are all in their early twenties) their lyrics are evocative, honest and daring to take on the world and their music stretches the boundaries.  They’ve been called everything from emo to screamo to metal infused pop-punk, so you decide.

And you just never know who you might run into at Warped tour!  TWRY Staffer Lexi was lucky enough to meet up with Ronnie who was cool enough to answer a few fun questions.  Here’s what he had to say!

Interviewed by: Lexi Shapiro | August 2007
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