San Jose, California, USA
Nick 13 (AKA Kearney Jones) is the guitarist,vocalist, and main songwriter of psychobilly band, Tiger Army.Nick 13 grew up listening to his father's 50's rock and roll records. As a teenager,he was introduced to punk rock through skateboarding and the local straight edgescene. He became a devoted fan of classic horror movies and horror punk, spendinghundreds of dollars on old horror movie props and rare vinyl records by the Misfits,a legendary horror punk band. This influenced him to start writing darker,horror-themed songs.Nick attended Ukiah High School with future Tiger Army stand-up bass player GeoffKresge, who left the band in 2004. In 1991, he formed his first band, Influence 13,with Kresge and Jade Puget, now of AFI. He formed Tiger Army in 1995 with Joel Day.