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|Birth name||Jesse Timothy Colburn|
|Born||May 5, 1981|
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Jesse Colburn (born May 5, 1981) is a Canadian guitarist. He played guitar for Closet Monster until their final show on 8 December 2005,and previously played in Avril Lavigne's band from 2002 to 2004.
Jesse Adam Timothy Colburn attended Pickering High School in Ajax, Ontario, where he formed Closet Monster in 1997.
He worked with Avril Lavigne's band from 2002 to 2004, leaving the band before they started their 2004 tour.
He has also worked on a side project called "Evil Robot Usses", with former Closet Monster bandmate and Stereos drummer Aaron Verdonk.
Colburn has appeared in several television shows, and a movie, with Lavigne, including Sabrina, the Teenage Witch , The View , Going the Distance and the 2002 MTV Video Awards. He has also appeared in the documentary "My World".
Jesse is also appearing as a songwriter and producer in a number of episodes of Much Music's Disband Season 2.
Currently, Jesse Colburn is a songwriter and producer based in Toronto, Ontario. He has worked with the band Stereos co-writing such songs as Throw Ya Hands Up and Turn It Up off of their self-titled debut album, and has recently completed writing and production work on The Artist Life's upcoming album. He has also composed the theme song to The ZhuZhus with Aaron Verdonk.
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Underground Operations was an independent punk rock record label based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1995, the label was originally based in Ajax, Ontario. Operated by Mark Spicoluk, former Closet Monster member and former bass player for Avril Lavigne, this label was one of the most successful independent labels in Canada. Spicoluk started the label when he was 16 years of age. Underground Operations shut down on December 2, 2016.
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