Commonly referred as EMI, Excuse my independence was a local punk rock band founded in Toronto, Canada. It's members included vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Vittorio Spanu (V.J); Lead guitarist, Sam Jerez; Bass guitarist, Christian Jimenez and drummer, Jorge Villeda. The band had a lot of potential and most of their songs were starting to become very popular, nevertheless, argues and complains that summoned between the drummer and the other three members brought the band to an indefinite hiatus that has lasted until today. Recently, Bass player, Christian Jimenez, confirmed a reunion concert that will take place some time during May of 2010 in which V.J, Sam and himself will play some of their favourite covers including hits from their never released album "From heartache to headache." In addition, ex drummer, Jorge Villeda, was not invited to make part of this reunion concert.
"I wish my band was as famous as Excuse My Independence would have ever been"
von Rivers Retmor 25. April 2010