The Promise Ring

[ 1995 - 2002 ]

Davey vonBohlen
Guitar, Vocals

Jason Gnewikow
Guitar, Vocals

Scott Schoenbeck
Bass, Vocals

Dan Didier
Drums

The Story
The year was 1995, and there was a battle of the bands brewing somewhere between the Wisconsin and Illinois state lines. In the middle of it all was Davey vonBohlen - forced to choose between his guitar stint for future punk heroes Cap'n Jazz and his status as the frontman for a burgeoning, though wholly unestablished The Promise Ring. As history would have it, the answer was obvious: The Promise Ring were toast.

Of course, final hurrahs were sometimes meant to be, and since The Promise Ring had yet to see theirs, Davey agreed to a final nine-day trek across the country with his dearly departed side project. When the band landed back home in Milwaukee, vonBohlen unpacked his gear and expressed a deep sigh of relief. And then he quit Cap'n Jazz.

Such is the inception of a band who have outlived almost all of their peers, while surviving horrid van wrecks, personal medical emergencies, and the rise and fall of a genre they somehow managed to inspire without ever really figuring out what it was in the first place. After signing with Jade Tree in 1996, The Promise Ring went on to release a slew of EPs and full-length albums that have seen accolades everywhere from the well-respected pages of The New York Times to the uber-groovy Teen People. But don't let that fool you: The real acclaim is in the captured hearts of a fanbase that have kept this Milwaukee unit up-and-running for the more-than-six-years after that fateful "final" tour.

After many happy years together and 8 releases, The Promise Ring departed Jade Tree for the Anti- label, a division of Epitaph, in October 2001.

Where Are They Now
Dan Didier
Milwaukee’s best drummer and a diligent Bob Villa wannabe, Dan is constantly upgrading the duplex he owns with his wife.
Scott Beschta
Scott can be a hard man to find. We think he can be found working at a record store in Milwaukee, but that is just our best guess.
Jason Gnewikow
A busy graphic designer for his own projects, as well as acts like Jimmy Eat World, Jason has moved to New York City to hang out, rock some jams, and make the scene.
Scott Schoenbeck
Scott is the proud papa of a baby girl and bassist for Dashboard Confessional.
Davey vonBohlen
Currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he is married, plays a lot of Playstation, and watches way too much ESPN Sportscenter.

Related Artists
Cap'n Jazz

Related Artists that are not on Jade Tree
Dashboard Confessional, Maritime


Discography
JT1075

JT1075
CD Sampler
April 16, 2002

JT1048

JT1048
CDS
May 2000

JT1043

JT1043
LP | CD
September 1999

JT1040

JT1040
CDS
October 1998

JT1035

JT1035
LP | CD
October 1997

JT1031

JT1031
CD EP
February 1997

JT1026

JT1026
LP | CD
September 1996

JT1024

JT1024
7 Inch
May 1996

JT1023

JT1023
7 Inch
February 1996

Related Releases
JT1036-1

JT1036-1
DBL LP | Colored Vinyl LP | DBL CD
June 29, 2010

JT1036

JT1036
DBL CD Discography | DBL LP
January 1998

Tour Dates
Date City More Info
September 1, 2012 San Francisco, CA More Info
September 2, 2012 Seattle, WA More Info
September 15, 2012 Chicago, IL More Info
September 16, 2012 Chicago, IL More Info
List all events for The Promise Ring  
Multimedia
JT1048

Electric Pink [3.39 MB]

There is no video available for this release.

JT1043

The Deep South [3.40 MB]

Emergency! Emergency! Music Video [14.40 MB]

JT1040

Best Looking Boys [3.57 MB]

There is no video available for this release.

JT1035

Why Did Ever We Meet [5.57 MB]

Why Did Ever We Meet Music Video [15.67 MB]

JT1031

I Never Trusted the Russians [1.83 MB]

There is no video available for this release.

JT1026

Red Paint [2.63 MB]

There is no video available for this release.

JT1024

The Promise Ring - E. Texas Ave. [2.24 MB]

There is no video available for this release.

JT1023

A Picture Postcard [2.86 MB]

There is no video available for this release.

Contact Info

Band
The Promise Ring
There is no contact information available for this artist

Publicity
Good Cop PR
Perry Serpa
perry@goodcoppr.com

Booking
Flower Booking
Tim Edwards
773-289-3400
tim@flowerbooking.com
http://www.flowerbooking.com

Radio
Jade Tree Radio
radio@jadetree.com

Miscellaneous

The Promise Ring Myspace profile


Photos