After All

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The rock group After All consists of vocalist Scott Acomba, drummer Leigh Grant, bassist Jordy Birch, and guitarist Todd Simko. The lineup changed some over the years, with members leaving and new artists…
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The rock group After All consists of vocalist Scott Acomba, drummer Leigh Grant, bassist Jordy Birch, and guitarist Todd Simko. The lineup changed some over the years, with members leaving and new artists stepping in, like keyboardist Mark Henning and bassist Dave Hadley. Though After All earned excellent reviews from its debut album, the band never reached the goals it had hoped to obtain and pretty much tossed in the towel by the finish of the '80s.

After All inhaled its first breaths of life in British Columbia around 1980. Childhood friends Birch and Simko, both scarcely teens, started the band. They learned together, gaining experience and skills over time. In 1984, Grant joined the group. It was three more years before Acomba signed on to give guys a complete sound. It didn't take long for the Nettwerk Records label to find the group and offer a contract. In 1988, After All recorded a debut album, How High the Moon. It was released under the Nettwerk/Capitol label. Two of the tracks from the album, "Bullets" and "Save Me from Myself," were released as singles and made into videos. Critics gave the works positive press, but sales weren't very impressive. In 1989, Acomba left and things fell apart from there. Members went on to form other bands, like Pure and Grin Factory.