Not A Part Of It, is a hard-hitting three-piece hailing from Eugene, Oregon. United by their love of music and the desire to create original, socially and politically conscious, punk rock ‘n roll. They have drawn from a variety of influences including The Clash, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, Stiff Little Fingers, singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan or Shane McGowan plus a bit of ska, from greats like Jimmy Cliff and Toots Hibbert, thrown in for good measure. As a result, this group has created a sound all their own; complete with a live show so full of raw energy and power that the passion and conviction of the songs, along with the band, is immediately evident upon the first note played.
Not A Part Of It consists of songwriter/vocalist/guitar player Jason Burton, bass player/back-up vocalist Daylon Liles, and drummer Cody Lamb. All of the musicians are accomplished in their own right, having been current or past members of local and national bands like: Manitoba Lights, Everyday Automaton, Shortround, Toad In The Hole, Nowhere Fast, and New York Hardcore band Murphy’s Law. The trio came together in February 2014 as the result of an unexpected line-up change and an already booked west coast tour in promotion of NAPOI’s first album, Come Out With Your Amps Up. After one month of intense practice, the tour happened as scheduled and to much acclaim. The band, upon returning to Eugene, began to work on new material while playing shows locally and statewide with renowned acts like Oi Polloi, CH3 and DOA; while taking the winter off to record their second album, Don’t Let The Bastards Down. After the release of the album, in the late summer of 2015, Not A Part Of It hit the road again for a 20 show tour of the West Coast. The band capped it off back home, with their participation in a show with punk legends, Conflict and Total Chaos. NAPOI is already planning a more expansive US tour, starting in March 2016, in promotion of their third studio album The Nine Lives of the Nightlife, which is currently being recorded.