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Jess Margera Biography
Jess Margera is an American musician and actor best known as the drummer for the rock band CKY. Margera grew up in a musical family; his brother is the professional skateboarder and television personality Bam Margera. And his uncle is the famous metal drummer Vincent Margera. Jess began playing the drums at a young age and was heavily influenced by his uncle’s music.
Jess chose to play the drums as he had two uncles who played it. One of whom later worked as a drum technician on one of the CKY tours.
Margera’s “biggest influence” was Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. As a young musician, he also took an interest in jazz drummers such as Elvin Jones.
Jess Margera Age
He was born Jesse Phillip Margera on August 28, 1978 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is 44 years
Jess Margera Family
Jess Margera is the son of April Margera and Phil Margera. Both his parents are reality television personalities. He has a younger brother Bam Margera.
April Margera Jess Margera
April is a reality television personality and has appeared on MTV’s Viva La Bam, Jackass, the CKY videos, Minghags: The Movie and Bam’s Unholy Union.
Phil Margera Jess Margera
Phil Margera is also a reality television personality best known for appearing on Viva La Bam, the CKY Videos and the Jackass television series and movies.
Jess Margera And Bam Margera
Bam is a professional skateboarder and filmmaker. Margera and Bam are considered founding members of the CKY Crew which worked on the video series of the same name.
Jess Margera Wife
Jess has been married to Kelly since 29 October, 2005. Together, the couple has three children.
Jess Margera Children
Her first child, Ava Elizabeth Margera was born on 8th April 2005. Their second daughter Scarlet was born on January 18, 2007. They have a son named London Philip Margera.
Jess Margera Band
Jess first played in a band between 1991 and 1992. He began playing for Soalroach, which featured his brother Bam and friend Ryan Dunn. He later formed Foreign Objects with future CKY vocalist and guitarist Deron Miller. Jess originally met Deron at high school.
In 1995, Foreign Objects released its debut extended play (EP) The Undiscovered Numbers & Colors. Along with bassist Ryan Bruni, the Jess and Deron later performed under the name Oil, before meeting guitarist Chad I Ginsburg.
Chad was then working as an audio engineer, they changed the name of the band to CKY. Speaking about the band formation, Jess recalled in a 2003 interview that the main reason he joined CKY was Miller’s guitar playing ability, particularly his ability to write “complicated [guitar] riffs that are catchy”.
As a member of CKY, Jess performed drums on all four of the band’s studio albums. He was also credited for contributing to songwriting on Infiltrate •Destroy• Rebuild.
He was also member of the CKY-related comedy band Gnarkill, formed in 2002, alongside Brandon DiCamillo on vocals, guitarist Rich Vose and brother Bam on keyboards. Margera performed on both studio albums: 2002’s Gnarkill and 2006’s GnarKill vs. Unkle Matt and the ShitBirdz.
Jess Margera Viking Skull and The Company Band
In November 2006, it was announced that Jess had joined English band Viking Skull. He replaced founding member Gordon Morrison. In September 2007, the new lineup released the album Chapter Two. It was mixed by CKY guitarist Chad I Ginsburg.
Viking Skull and Ginsburg (this time as producer) worked together again for the follow-up album Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whiskey, which was recorded and released in 2008 in the US. The CKY collaboration was extended further, as Joe Frantz and Bam Margera directed the music video for the song “Hair of the Dog”.
In addition to his work with CKY and Viking Skull, in 2007 Jess formed The Company Band. The band is a supergroup featuring Clutch frontman Neil Fallon and Fireball Ministry frontman James Rota.
Both bands had toured with one another between 2005 and 2006. The group then began jamming together and eventually formed into an official band.
With addition of guitarist Dave Bone and bassist Jason Diamond, the band recorded its debut EP Sign Here, Here and Here with producer Andrew Alekel and released it later the same year.
In 2009, the band recorded its full-length debut in 2009, and released it in November that year as The Company Band. In 2012, another EP, Pros & Cons, was released in 2012.
Jess Margera Fuckface Unstoppable
The fate of CKY band was cast into doubt in 2011, when they released a video in which each member spoke about their desires for the future of the band; all the members but Ginsburg wanted to record solo albums, while the guitarist flavoured releasing another CKY album.
Miller later claimed that Ginsburg had left the band, while Jess tried to calm the situation by suggesting that the frontman had problems with alcohol abuse, and that he needed “support … not insult[s]”.
Jess along with Ginsburg and bassist Matt “Matty J” Janaitis, returned as CKY in 2012 with Year Long Disaster frontman Daniel Davies in place of Miller.
This lineup (with Matt Deis in place of Janaitis) later reunited in 2015, following another split with Miller. Margera has claimed that Davies offered to join the band during a phone call with the drummer, after he had performed on the singer’s solo album.
Jess also performs drums in his brother’s group Fuckface Unstoppable, and has also contributed to both studio albums: Stórfréttir Í Reykjavík and Fuckface Unstoppable.
Jess Margera Net Worth
The American musician has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
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