Less Than Jake was formed in 1992 in Gainesville, Florida. Over the many years the group has been together they have been associated with a variety of genres including post-grunge, heavy metal, alternative rock, third wave ska, punk-pop and punk revival, but have since refined their music and formed a successful ska-punk outfit. They were recently released from their contract with Warner Brothers. Their current line-up includes Chris (vocals, guitar), Roger (bass, vocals, guitar at certain live shows), Vinnie (drums, lyricist), Buddy (trombone, bass at certain live shows) and JR (saxophone). The band's name derives from a dog Vinnie had while growing up, which was treated better than the rest of the family. It's also a reference to the old phrase "everything is Jake," which means everything is okay. The band have finished recording their last studio album, GNV FLA, which was released in 2008 which they released themselves through their company, Sleep It Off Records, and are currently introducing it to an unsuspecting UK audience.