The Preps are a fast-paced punk rock band hailing from North Eastern Pennsylvania. Since their formation in 1996 they have played many, many high profile shows at such famed clubs as CBGB’s, The Black Cat, The Continental, Hard Rock Café, and The...
The Preps are a fast-paced punk rock band hailing from North Eastern Pennsylvania. Since their formation in 1996 they have played many, many high profile shows at such famed clubs as CBGB’s, The Black Cat, The Continental, Hard Rock Café, and The Electric Factory.
They have also appeared on the Van’s Warped Tour in both 2004 and 2005. The 2005 show was also recorded and aired as a summer special on Fox 5 Television’s “The Underground TV”. The Preps have been interviewed for various newspapers along with several rave reviews of their live show. With tours on both the East and West Coast, they have shared the stage with such acts as The Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Misfits, The Vibrators, The Queers, The Casualties, Catch 22, Less Than Jake, Murphy’s Law, and many more.
The Preps have recorded a slue of albums and appeared on numerous compilations under the Fool Records label, which was formed by Fat Lou and IHG. In 1998, they recorded the never released “MIA Album” and in 1999 they recorded their first full-length album entitled “Hot Coffee, Cold Shoulders”. After a short break, The Preps were back strong in 2001 with “The Imposters Strike Back”, which was followed by a live album, “The Drinking EP”. The live album featured some of their old material and is dedicated to their favorite pastime. In 2005, after much time in the studio, The Preps put out “A New Beginning”. In 2008, the long awaited album “86’d” was released worldwide. To promote the new CD The Preps have added many new venues to their touring schedule.
The every year has been very productive and groundbreaking for The Preps. This year we added SLIM JIM are new lead guitar, revolutionized their sound and emphasizing what it means to rock. Many years ago they coined the phrase, “We are here to Rock!”, so when they open with that phrase you know that’s exactly what they’ll do