Bio

THE GREEN PAJAMAS

The Green Pajamas formed in the spring of 1984 when Jeff Kelly and Joe Ross recorded and released their first album, Summer Of Lust, pioneering Seattle's answer to the Los Angeles Paisley Underground scene.  "The Pajamas somehow manage to sound like holding two kaleidoscopes side by side and using them as binoculars to see the future of rock'n'roll" wrote Phil McMullen in Bucketfull Of Brains [July 1987].  The band rose to college radio fame in the mid 1980s with the 7" record Kim The Waitress, and, over the last 30+ years, has released numerous albums on many labels including Bomp!, Camera Obscura, Get Hip, Hidden Agenda and Sugarbush.  Their most recent album is TO THE END OF THE SEA on Green Monkey Records.  The Green Pajamas' current lineup includes founding members Kelly and Ross (on guitar and bass respectively), longtime stalwart Eric Lichter (keyboard), Laura Weller (guitar) and Scott Vanderpool (drums). 

Though its focus has always been on recording, the band has often performed in its home town and at the Terrastock festivals in San Francisco, London, Providence and Seattle, as well as in Austin, Boston, Vancouver and other cities.

The Green Pajamas, whose long run and prolific output have earned them the title, "legendary" from The Seattle Post Intelligencer, are recording a new album in 2017.

Photo by Camden Hackworth.