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One of a number of pop punk outfits to enjoy commercial success in the early years of the twenty-first century, the Ventura, California, USA-based Yellowcard was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1997. The original line-up of the band featured Ben Dobson (vocals), Todd Clary (guitar/vocals), Ben Harper (guitar), Warren Cooke (bass) and Longineu Parsons (16 February 1980, USA; drums), with Sean Wellman aka Sean Mackin (violin) helping out on an ad hoc basis. The unusual sight of a violin player in a punk band gave Yellowcard an extra edge, although early releases Midget Tossing and Where We Stand failed to establish them beyond a loyal local following. A number of personnel changes ensued, with original members Harper, Parsons, Cooke and Mackin joined by Ryan Key (b. William Ryan Key, 17 December 1979, Florida, USA; vocals/guitar). In 1999, the quintet relocated to the hotbed of pop punk, southern California, and released the four-song EP Still Standing. The album,...