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The roots of Jellyfish can be traced back to the dawn of the ’80s, when guitarist/keyboardist Roger Manning and lead singer Andy Sturmer (rock ‘n’ roll’s first great standup drummer) met in high school in the hyper-suburban community of Pleasanton, not too long a drive from Berkeley, but worlds away from that bohemian town.

Their debut album, Bellybutton (1990), was near-perfect. Wildly ambitious, their Spilt Milk LP (1993) pushed the proverbial power pop envelope, its intricate arrangements and technicolour production eschewing the pop formalism of The Beatles and The Who by diving headfirst into Beach Boys/Queen territory.

Roger Manning
Guitar, keyboards
Andy Sturmer   

Vocals, drums
Jason Faulkner

Chris Manning
Tim Smith

Bass, vocals