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Background information
Origin Long Island, New York
Genres Punk rock, alternative rock
Years active 2000 – Present
Labels Wind-Up Records
Anthony Raneri
Jack O'Shea
Nick Ghanbarian
Chris Guglielmo
Former members
Andrew Elderbaum
Jason Enz
Chris Jackson
J. R. Manning
Mike Kozak
Jim Mitchell
Vinny Daraio
John "Beatz" Holohan (deceased)
Gavin Miller

Bayside is an American rock band from Long Island, New York which formed in the Winter of 2000. The band has released four full length albums since they signed on to Victory Records. The band consists of Anthony Raneri as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Jack O'Shea as lead guitarist, Nick Ghanbarian as bassist, and Chris Guglielmo as drummer.[1].




The Beginning

Bayside formed in the winter of 2000 out of Queens, New York. Their name originated from Raneri's hometown of Bayside, Queens.[2] They self released a 5 song demo and signed to Dying Wish Records to issue their first release, Long Stories Short EP in 2001. The band also released a split with Name Taken in 2003 on the same label before signing to the much larger Victory Records later that year. Sirens and Condolences Bayside's debut full length album, was released on January 27, 2004 through Victory Records. The album features the song "Masterpiece". They followed their debut album up with their self-titled album Bayside which was released on September 1, 2005 by Victory Records.

John "Beatz" Holohan's Death

John "Beatz" Holohan was killed in a car accident that involved the entire band. On October 31, 2005, at approximately 3:13 AM in Cheyenne, Wyoming, after leaving their Boulder, Colorado show, the band's vehicle hit a patch of ice, skidded off the road, and flipped over. Holohan was killed and Bayside bassist Nick Ghanbarian was seriously injured when he was ejected through one of the van's windows. He broke his L-4 (lumbar vertebrae) which required surgery. Bandmates Anthony and Jack escaped with minor injuries. Bayside issued the appropriately titled Acoustic, which featured a tribute to Holohan and acoustic renditions of some of their songs. The song "Winter" is dedicated to him.

Walking Wounded

After the death of John "Beatz" Holohan, Chris Guglielmo became their new drummer. On July 22, 2007, the band re-released their album The Walking Wounded. The new edition contains bonus live acoustic tracks as well as a bonus DVD. The DVD includes live acoustic recordings, music videos, and documentaries.

Shudder/Live at the Bayside Social Club

On September 30, 2008 the band released its fourth full length album, Shudder and live album Live at the Bayside Social Club. Prior to its release, singer Anthony Raneri described the album as having a more punk sound than their previous record The Walking Wounded.[citation needed]

On September 5, 2008, the album was leaked onto various file-sharing sites. The first single, "No One Understands" generated significant attention from fans through the band's MySpace page. The band had also played "I Think I'll Be OK" at shows during the summer of 2008.

Around September 22, 2008, the album was put up to stream on the band's official MySpace page. On October 4, 2008, the music video for the song "No One Understands" was posted for viewing on the band's official MySpace page.


The band made its 3rd performance at The Bamboozle Festival at Giants Stadium on May 2. [3] According to recent interviews with the band, with the release of Shudder, the band has finished their contract with Victory Records.[4] The band released a cover of "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston for Fearless Records Punk Goes Pop 2.[citation needed]

Bayside finished their fourth stint on the Vans Warped Tour this summer and on tour finishing up their final shows of 2009. There has been much publicized about Bayside's post-Victory Records future but as of now there has been no announcement made as far as where the band's new home will be. The band plans on beginning work on their new album which they plan on releasing in 2010. With no hints at a title, studio, producer or even a label for the project, Alternative Press Magazine has already named the mystery Bayside album one of the most anticipated albums of 2010 in their annual feature.

By way of his blog, twitter account and various interviews, there has also been talk about a solo release from frontman Anthony Raneri. On December 4, 2009, at 12:00 am he released a demo version of "The Ballad of Bill the Saint" on his personal Myspace page, the first recorded song from his upcoming solo album.[5] Additional information regarding the album's release remains undisclosed. Bayside has recently finished demoing the first and second batch of songs for their upcoming album. The demos were named the "Babylon Sessions".

On March 10, 2010, the Alternative Press website released news that Bayside has signed to the record label Wind-Up Records, projecting their next release to be fall of the same year.[6]


Current members

  • Anthony Raneri - Lead vocals and rhythm guitar, (2000-present)
  • Jack O' Shea - lead guitar and backing vocals (2003-present)
  • Chris Guglielmo - drums (2006-present)
  • Nick Ghanbarian - bass guitar (2004-present)

Former members

  • Mike Kozak - guitar (2000-2002)
  • J. R. Manning-guitar (2002-2003
  • Chris Jackson - bass (2000-2001)
  • Andrew Elderbaum - bass (2001-2004)
  • Vinny Daraio - drums (2000-2001)
  • Jason Enz - drums (2001-2003)
  • Jim Mitchell - drums (2003-2004)
  • John "Beatz" Holohan (Deceased) - drums (2004-2005)
  • Gavin Miller - drums (toured early 2006)

Album personnel appearances

Member Studio album Instrument
Sirens and Condolences Bayside The Walking Wounded Shudder
Anthony Raneri YesY YesY YesY YesY Lead vocals/guitar
Jack O'Shea YesY YesY YesY YesY Lead guitar
Andrew Elderbaum YesY NoN NoN NoN Bass guitar
Nick Ghanbarian NoN YesY YesY YesY Bass guitar
Jim Mitchell YesY NoN NoN NoN Drums/percussion
John "Beatz" Holohan NoN YesY NoN NoN Drums/percussion
Chris Guglielmo NoN NoN YesY YesY Drums/percussion



Title Release Date Label U.S. Billboard 200 Peak Independent Albums Top Heatseekers
Long Stories Short 2001 Dying Wish Records - - -
Bayside/Name Taken Split 2003 Dying Wish Records - - -
Sirens and Condolences January 27, 2004 Victory Records - - -
Bayside September 1, 2005 Victory Records 153 21 4
The Walking Wounded February 6, 2007 Victory Records 75 4 -
Shudder September 30, 2008 Victory Records 52 2 -


  • From Brooklyn With Love (Dying Wish Records, 2002) - Song featured: Count The Score
  • Punk vs. Emo (2003) - Song featured: Loveless Wrists
  • Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault: Jawbreaker Tribute (Dying Wish Records, 2003) - Song featured: Chemistry
  • Dead And Dreaming: An Indie Tribute To Counting Crows Tribute (The Vinyl Summer Records, 2004) - Song featured: A Long December
  • 'Resident Evil: Extinction' Official Soundtrack (Lakeshore Records, 2007) - Song featured: Duality (Project Alice String Remix)
  • Warped Tour 2007 Tour Compilation (Sideonedummy Records, 2007) - Song featured: Duality
  • Punk Goes Pop 2 (Fearless Records, 2009) - Song featured: Beautiful Girls (Cover)
  • Take Action! Vol. 8 (Hopeless Records, 2009) - Song featured: You've Already Been


Year Title Album
2003 "Loveless Wrists" Bayside/Name Taken Split
2004 "Masterpiece" Sirens and Condolences
2005 "Devotion and Desire" Bayside
2007 "Duality" The Walking Wounded
2008 "Carry On"
2009 "No One Understands" Shudder


  • Loveless Wrists (2003)
  • Masterpiece (2004)
  • Devotion and Desire (2005)
  • Duality (2007)
  • Carry On (2008)
  • DVD Documentary (2008)
  • No One Understands (2009)


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