Jamie's Elsewhere is an American post-hardcore band formed in Sacramento, California in 2005. They were signed to Victory Records before deciding not to renew their contract with the label, and have released three full length albums thus far, Guidebook for Sinners Turned Saints in 2008, They Said a Storm Was Coming in 2010, and Rebel-Revive in 2014.
The band was formed early in 2005 when brothers Matthew and Anthony Scarpelli (guitar and drums, respectively) began writing songs together. In order to audition for the guitar part, Anthony Carioscia flew over 2,000 miles. He was welcomed into the band, and soon after, they picked up locals Mike Spearman on keyboards and Nick Rodriguez on bass. The five came together under the name Jamie's Elsewhere, the name being derived from an 80's Chicago area venue (which has since burned down) where the Scarpelli's father used to perform. They began writing material for their debut album for year and a half while still looking for a vocalist. Some of the band members attended a party where Chris Paterson, who had ironically missed an original audition due to an automobile accident, happened to be performing. They invited him to join the band, and upon accepting, they entered the studio the very next day with producer Phil Devereux of Deathbot Studios.
As a result of the recording session, Jamie's Elsewhere was able to self-release an EP. They toured the west coast for a year in support of the album and sold over 5,000 albums personally. This work ethic drew the attention of Victory Records, and Jamie's Elsewhere was quickly signed to the label at the end of 2007. After hiring Casey Bates (Chiodos, Fear Before) to produce the album, they entered the studio to record their debut album, A Guidebook for Sinners Turned Saints. Matt Scarpelli explained that this title was selected because Patterson's lyrics focused on personal hardships. The album was released in May 2008.
Jamies Elsewhere supported up and coming band Eyes Set To Kill on select dates of their "Tour of Winter" along with Blinded Black
Jamies Elsewhere participated on the "Nothing But A Ghost Tour along with Four Letter Lie, Our Last Night, There For Tomorrow, and Capital Lights.