One of the most hard working independent bands in the
underground scene today, LEFT ALONE have truly made their mark! Started back in
1996 by Elvis Cortez (guitar/vocals) it has been nonstop from the first punk
rock keg party in MAY of 1996 to their last tour the 2004 VANS WARPED TOUR.
Drawing influences from bands such as the CLASH, RANCID, SWINGIN UTTERS,
OPERATION IVY and ELVIS COSTELLO, LEFT ALONE manage to bring a new sound true
to their roots they so much love. From the streets of Wilmington, Ca. comes this 4 piece that
slowly moved from the backyards to local clubs selling out shows just by word
In 2003 Elvis went on the VANS WARPED TOUR as a roadie with
a backpack full of clothes and case full of CD's handing them out to just about
anyone who would look in his direction. Elvis applied to have his band be the
2004 Warped Tour BBQ band and gave it to Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman.
Months after, they both had a meeting and LEFT ALONE was on board for 2004. On
that tour they earned everyone's respect by working hard, playing show after
show and cooking after every show to some 500 people a night. No matter if they
played at 11:30 am to 40 kids or if it was at 3pm on the main stage in front of
5,000 they never took anything for granted and played every set like it was
their last. Now that 2005 is here the boys have gotten the opportunity to once
again be the BBQ band and with the added experience from last year under their
belt, this summer will prove to be the best one yet!