Jon Bunch, American rock musician, Died at 45


Jon Bunch/Johnny Scars was born on October 25, 1970, in Harbor City, California and died on February 1, 2016.

He was an American rock singer and songwriter.

He was known for fronting the post-hardcore band Sense Field and rock band Further Seems Forever.

Then he went on to form the post-hardcore band War Generation and at the time of his death, he was the lead vocalist known as “Johnny Scars” for the band Lucky Scars.

Johnny Scars was a founding member and singer in the hardcore punk band Reason to Believe (1986–1990).

The band released The Next Door and When Reason Sleeps Demons Dance on the hardcore and punk label Nemesis Records.

Reportedly, he has played with such bands as Fugazi, Scream, DI, The Dickies, Agression, SNFU, Operation Ivy, The Offspring, 7 Seconds and The Descendents.

The band signed to Revelation Records and later to Warner Bros. Records.

The band, Sense Field released five albums and six EPs domestically and toured the world with such bands as Jimmy Eat World, Far, Texas Is the Reason, Dashboard Confessional, Into Another, Mineral, New Found Glory, The Juliana Theory, The Goo Goo Dolls and Nada Surf.

Within the Canadian independent label Nettwerk, the band saw its greatest mainstream success with the single “Save Yourself” from the 2001 album Tonight and Forever.

Additionally, The song previously appeared on the 1999 soundtrack for the sci-fi series Roswell, alongside songs from such artists as Coldplay, Travis, Stereophonics and others.

In that era Sense Field also appeared on The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show, and Bunch and band member Chris Evenson were featured in a pictorial spread for Rolling Stone.

However the group disbanded in early 2004.

After that in 2004 Bunch joined the Florida-based post-hardcore band Further Seems Forever and recorded one album with them entitled Hide Nothing.

He sang with that outfit until 2006.

Within the same year, Bunch and his Further Seems Forever bandmate, Derick Cordoba, toured Europe under the banner Fields Forever, playing acoustic versions of Sense Field and Further Seems Forever songs.

During 2012 Jon Bunch rejoined with his Sense Field band member for two Revelation Records 25 Year Anniversary shows on June 7, 2012, at The Glass House in Pomona, California, and on January 6, 2013, in Chicago.

Jon was fronting the post-hardcore band War Generation, which he formed with Brad Lehmann (Maylene and the Sons of Disaster).

Additionally War Generation was currently signed to Rise Records.

And the album named Start Somewhere, Never Surrender, was released September 3, 2013.

The War Generation supported the album with a U.S. tour with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in the fall of 2013.

Jon Bunch passed away at 45 yrs old.