Chris Demakes
Date of Birth September 27, 1973
Home Town Port Charlotte, Florida
Moved to Gainesville 1992
Joined Less than Jake July 13, 1992 (Day 1)
Instrument Lead Guitar / Vocals
Other Bands Solo Material

Christopher DeMakes (born September 27, 1973) is the guitarist and, along with Roger Manganelli, vocalist of the ska-punk band Less Than Jake. DeMakes is one of the original band members, as well as the current drummer Vinnie Fiorello. While Fiorello is the lyricist, DeMakes and Manganelli write the music.

He was born in Michigan, however, he grew up in Port Charlotte, Florida where he met Vinnie Fiorello. The two friends played in a local band, Needless Guilt and when DeMakes moved to Gainesville, Florida to attend the University of Florida, Fiorello followed suit to ensure their musical collaboration would continue.

DeMakes is known for his stage presence. Along with saying outrageous things on stage, he appears to have a penchant for running around the drum kit during songs and getting the crowd to start huge mosh/circle pits. He sometimes dresses up in costumes for Less Than Jake's live shows, though this was mostly done during the earlier years. Some examples include a gym teacher, a redneck, a baseball player, an 80's metalhead, a college professor and more recently, Bob Barker from The Price Is Right.

A few of Less Than Jake's songs are written about DeMakes' actual friends. Mark Cruce, mentioned in the lyrics of Mr. Chevy Celebrity is one example of this. Also, according to Fiorello, the song Jen Doesn't Like Me Anymore is about a girl who had a crush on DeMakes, but ending up hating him in the end.

When not touring with Less Than Jake, DeMakes records solo material.

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