Ketchikan was formed in the spring of 1998 when Jarad and Paco met on the small island of Guam. After playing around for several years with different bass players and even a stray keyboardist or two, they joined forces with Jay Zarecki of Paperboy Jack, and the lineup was complete.
“After auditioning Jay, we decided to get playing right away…and in less than 5 days of adding a bass player we wrote several new tunes to add to our already large song base and played our first two shows within a week.” All three members of this band have served in the US Navy and the US Army, so they know about hard work.
ALT/Rock The sound is a blend of catchy, melodic guitar driven songs, rock solid drums and a grooving bass topped with a hook driven vocal lines. Combine The Strokes, Weezer, Dashboard Confessional and you’ll end up with Ketchikan, the newest sensation from Alaska. Ketchikan has great songs, a captivating live show. The band has been playing non stop since the addition of the bass player and believes you create your own luck thru hard work.