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Cops and Robbers formed in the ashes of the Pinkerton Thugs in late 1999. Micah and Tom had the idea of starting an old style hardcore band, something Boston hadn't seen in years, with the exception of Out Cold, Fit for Abuse and the newly formed A Poor Excuse. Jaye and Adam Beatham where recruited to form the band and record the first 7" for Mark Unseen's A.D.D. records.
The 7" was received with lukewarm reviews, but the band nevertheless played many shows, in particular with Darkbuster, A Poor Excuse, Last In Line, Down But Not Out and the Unseen.
Adam decided to leave the band for personal reasons and we acquired Josh Barnes from the recently broken up A Poor Excuse. It was this lineup of CNR that the band really came into its own and began to write some of their best material. Bridge 9 records offered to release our next 7", "Execution Style".
Right after the record was released, we did our first tour with our brothers from western mass, Last in Line. Two weeks of insanity followed, playing to almost no one, but destroying every night. CNR had left a mark on the east coast and the bands popularity was growing. What would be the last CNR show in Brick, NJ, the band sold over 200 copies of the Bridge 9 ep.
CNR took a break while other members where dealing with personal issues and other musical projects. A full length LP was always talked about and many songs where written for it. Personally I had been waiting to propose finishing it even a year after our last show. Sadly Josh Barnes passed away and so did any chance of Cops and Robbers reuniting.
Where we are now:
Micah is living in Portland, Maine busy with his solo ragtime/blues project, click here for info and tour dates. He also is playing in a folk/ragtime band called Threads, also based in Portland.
Tommy is living in Boston, currently working on a new rock and roll band called Ironsides.
Jaye lives in Boston and is playing bass in the Coffin Lids and is going to be rejoining with Out Cold soon.
Adam lives in New Hampshire and is busy raising a family with his wife.
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