A Change of Pace
A Change Of Pace
Background Information
Origin Peoria, Arizona
Genre Pop Punk
Years active 2001-present
Label(s) Immortal
Micah Bentley
Jonathan Kelley
Johnny Abdullah
Adam Rodgers
Dan Parker
Former Members
Torry Jasper

A Change of Pace is a five piece pop punk band from Peoria, Arizona. The band was on both the 2005 and 2006 Warped Tours.


A Change of Pace formed in 2001 when singer Torry Jasper and drummer Jonathan Kelly began playing together after meeting in a high school Learning Support Class (while attending Centennial High School). In 2003, after a few years of jamming and playing small local shows, bassist Johnny Abdullah and guitarist Adam Rodgers joined the band. From there they were discovered by manager Jorge Hernandez, and within a few months they had a deal with Immortal Records and released their EP Change Is The Only Constant. In 2005 the band released their first full-length album, An Offer You Can't Refuse, and landed a spot on the Vans Warped Tour. Just a year after their first album, on August 15th A Change of Pace released their second record, Prepare The Masses. The band also added a fifth member to the band, Dan Parker (previously in Don't Let Go). On June 1, 2008 the band announced that they had parted ways with former vocalist Torry Jasper, and announced a new lead singer, Micah Bentley. They also announced the release of their EP, Just No Better Way. With New singer Micah Bentley they have adopted a lighter tone to their music, contrasting drastically with their previous singer Torry Jasper who involved many screaming vocals in the older material.

Style & InfluencesEdit

A Change of Pace's music is drawn from a number of different backgrounds, ranging from pop bands such as the Beatles, to metal bands such Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin and to the piano pop/rock of artists such as Five for Fighting and Ben Folds. The band however sites their major influence as alternative rock band Third Eye Blind. they have also been noted as showing: "the sparkle of U2, the attitude of Green Day, a stinging arena rock-styled lead guitar solo, and a splash of new wave synth, deftly delivered by Dave Holdredge."

The bands is mainly cited as a pop punk and post-hardcore band. Reviews have also cited them as showing alternative rock, melodic hardcore, powerpop, pop rock, hard rock, hardcore, punk rock and indie rock influences.

Band MembersEdit

  • Jonathan Kelley: drums
  • Johnny Abdullah: bass, vocals
  • Adam Rodgers: lead guitar
  • Dan Parker: guitar, vocals
  • Micah Bentley: lead vocals
  • Torry Jasper: lead vocals (2001–2008)

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