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Kyle Justin

Kyle Justin performing live with Skeleteen
Background information
Birth name Kyle Justin Hamm
Also known as Kyle Lime
Kyle Hamm
Kyle DeFluzio
Born May 18, 1975 (1975-05-18) (age 34)
Johnson City, New York, U.S.
Origin Orlando, Florida
Genres Noise rock
Experimental rock
Indie rock
Heavy rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1987–present
Labels Future Static
Associated acts Skeleteen
The Studdogs

Kyle Justin (born Kyle Justin Hamm May 18, 1975) is an American singer–songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is best known as vocalist/guitarist of the American rock band Skeleteen. He is noted for his work in Scarling. and The Studdogs, as well as other bands.


Musical career

Currently, Kyle fronts the Los Angeles-based rock band Skeleteen. He is also the band's singer-songwriter. Kyle is noted for his contributions in the Los Angeles-based rock band Scarling. and the Orlando, Florida-based punk rock band The Studdogs. He began his music career in Orlando as a singer–songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in Dirty Barby. He also played drums for The UV's, leading to his appearance in the film Devil Girl with that group.

Skeleteen 2002–Present

Skeleteen is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California comprising Kyle Justin (vocals and guitar), Matthew Eilers (bass guitar), and Chase Manhattan (drums). Kyle initially formed Skeleteen in Orlando, Florida. They are presently active. Skeleteen's style of rock music has been categorized as noise and experimental rock.[1] They have released one EP and one mini-album via Los Angeles-based independent record label Future Static.[2]

Dirty Barby 1996–2003

Kyle served as songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in Dirty Barby in the mid-1990s. He cited several Seattle sound and early-90s punk rock bands as inspiring the formation of Dirty Barby.[3] Not having any formal training, the members of Dirty Barby taught themselves to play and record their own music.

Dirty Barby were noted for their onstage behavior.[4][5] In 2001, the Orlando Weekly reported that, "the group's performances often turn into raging band vs. audience battles that border on out-and-out brawls."[3] The film Vampire Clan featured a Dirty Barby song named Nothing's Real, credited to Kyle Justin.[6] The film was based on the 1996 "vampire cult killings" that occurred in Central Florida.

Scarling. 2003–2004

Kyle played bass for the Los Angeles-based rock band Scarling. from 2003 to 2004. He went by the alias Kyle Lime during his stint in the band.[1] In August 2004, Scarling. was an opening act on The Cure's Curiosa Festival tour.[7] After the tour, he vacated his position in the band to pursue Skeleteen.

The Studdogs 2002–2003

Kyle played drums for the Orlando, Florida-based punk rock band The Studdogs for a short time. He left the band due to his move to Los Angeles.

The UV's 2004–2005

In 2004, Kyle played drums for Los Angeles-based punk rock band The UV's. They filmed a live scene for the independent film Devil Girl. For this film, he is credit under the alias Kyle DeFluzio.

Ladyfest Orlando

In a 2002 interview, Kyle described himself as "a longtime feminist." Kyle led the organization of Ladyfest Orlando after reading a Bust Magazine article about the original Ladyfest that occurred in Olympia, Washington in 2000. He curated the event on September 29, 2002, which featured over 30 female musicians, spoken word, visual and performance artists. The proceeds were donated to a number of local women's charitable organizations. An article in Orlando Weekly praised him as the only known male to have curated such an event.[8]


Film Song Performer Credit Year
Vampire Clan "Nothing's Real" Dirty Barby Kyle Justin 2002


  • Devil Girl (2007), as The UV's drummer under the alias Kyle DeFluzio


  1. ^ a b Lotkhamnga, Seraphina. Interview: Know Your LA Bands with Skeleteen. BeatCrave, February of 2009.
  2. ^ Deaton, Kenn. Future Static's official website.
  3. ^ a b Krause, Derek. Old Dirty bastards, January 11, 2001.
  4. ^ Keleman, Matt. Jam Magazine, December 27, 1999.
  5. ^ Padgett, Mark. Dirty barstards, Orlando Weekly, September 14, 2000.
  6. ^ Vampire Clan (film) sountrack tracklisting notes @
  7. ^ MTV News, July 7, 2004.
  8. ^ Frick, Jessica.[1] Orlando Weekly September 26, 2002.

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