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Band Bio

Not A Part Of It is a three-piece punk band hailing from Eugene, Oregon, united by their love of music and the desire to create original politically conscious rock ‘n roll. This trio has created a sound all their own.  It comes complete with a live performance so full of raw energy that the passion and conviction of the songs, along with the band, is at once clear upon the first note played.

Not A Part Of It consists of songwriter/vocalist/guitar player Jason Burton, bass player/back-up vocalist Daylon Liles, and drummer Cody Lamb. All the musicians are accomplished, in their own right, having been past members of local and national bands like: Manitoba Lights, Everyday Automaton, Shortround, and New York Hardcore band Murphy’s Law. The trio came together in February 2014, as the result of an unexpected line-up change and an already booked west coast tour.  After one month of intense practice the tour happened as scheduled; the current line-up has been performing and writing together ever since.

To date, the band has recorded two full length albums: “Don’t Let the Bastards Down” (2015) and “Nine Lives of the Night Life (released February 2017).  They have also completed four West Coast tours and are hitting the road again February/March 2017.  This time heading out for a mid-west/west coast tour; going as far east as Chicago then south, to Austin, TX.  In addition, NAPOI will stopping in Las Vegas, southern California, and the San Francisco bay area.  Some of these dates will be shared with Washington state punks, Potbelly, and Box Cutter. As well as, performances with The Angry Samoans, Verbal Abuse and Know.  Not A Part Of It is also pleased to announce they will be releasing a 4-way split 7” this summer with The Dwarves, Potbelly and DOA.