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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 12 January 1977Anderson, Indiana, USA
Birth NameKristopher Lee Roe

Mini Bio (1)

Kris Roe is the lead singer and guitarist of California punk band The Ataris. He started the band in 1995 when he gave a demo CD to The Vandals band member Warren Fitzgerald who liked it so much he insisted they get their band up and running. Signing up with Joe Escalante (also of the vandals) owner of Kung Fu records, Kris and the band began their professional music life and recorded the albums 'Anywhere but here', 'Let it burn', 'End is forever' & 'Blue Skies-Broken Hearts... Next 12 exits'. Over the years since forming, the band has changed members leaving Kris as the only original member. In 2003 the band signed up with Columbia records and recorded 'So Long Astoria'. Kris lives in Santa Barbara, California with wife Denice and daughter Starla who are the inspiration for many of his songs.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chris Ambrose

Trade Mark (1)

He plays his guitar upside down

Trivia (3)

He has a tatoo of an Australian passport stamp on his hand.
Upon receiving a letter from a suicidal / eating-disordered fan from Australia he wrote a song called "My Reply" which did the fan better than any medicine and aided her recovery.
He dropped out of high school.

Personal Quotes (3)

"Be young think smart, stay true and just follow your heart".
I like to encode a lot of hidden messages and whatnot. I like our fans to read into things. I feel that our fans are smart and I don't want to give them just a bunch of surface lyrics that you can take at face value.
"If you can't learn it yourself, you shouldn't be playing it"'

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