People on Vacation


People on Vacation
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Background information
Also known asPOV
OriginDallas, Texas, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, pop punk
Years active2010–2016
LabelsBrando Records, Kirtland Records
Associated acts
WebsitePeople on Vacation

People on Vacation (often abbreviated as POV[1]) was a collaboration composed of Ryan Hamilton from the indie rock band Smile Smile and Jaret Reddick from the pop punk band Bowling for Soup.[2][3][4] The duo's concept is to 'tell a story' and to 'avoid typical topics such as relationships.' The duo describe their genre as indie rock.


2010–2012: Formation and The Carry on EP

Ryan Hamilton and Jaret Reddick decided to start writing songs together after Hamilton's band, Smile Smile, opened for Reddick's band, Bowling for Soup, on a few of their tour dates.[2][5][6][7][8] After four days of writing, the duo had written six songs, which later resulted in the formation of the band People on Vacation.[5] The band began streaming a song titled, "Better Off Dead," on their official site in late 2010.[2] During his eleventh Bowling for Soup podcast regarding the band's newly announced side projects, Reddick played a demo that he described as "the first People on Vacation song," titled "Rainy Day."[A][6][9] The band has since announced they have written and recorded fifteen songs[6][7][8][9] and plans to release album in Fall[10][11] 2011,[2][5][6][12][13][14] through Kirtland Records.[2][12] The band released another song, titled "She Was the Only One," as a free download via Twitter as a "Tweet for a Track" promotion, in addition to streaming it on their official site in January 2011.[2] The band's music video for "Better Off Dead" premiered on the Dallas Observer website on January 19, 2011.[12] In an interview with aduioADD, Hamilton jokingly named the album Buskin' & Name Droppin'.[11] Another song "Because of the Sun" was played live on 102.1 FM for the first time in March 2011.[15] In order to promote the project, the band joined Bowling for Soup's 2011 UK Acoustic Tour as an opening act, alongside Linus of Hollywood and Erik Chandler and the Mulberry Street Socialites.[16][17][18] In July 2011, Reddick explained the band expects "a long EP out around the end of November, with a full length album hoping to be out by next summer with all new material," stating the band has fifteen songs that are "written, recorded, done" except for drums while they have written six to eight other songs that have yet to be recorded.[19] The band will be having its CD release show for The Carry On EP on November 24, 2011, at the Kessler Theater in Dallas, Texas.[20] Reddick announced in a recent podcast that People on Vacation would be making a music video for the song "Where Do We Go," which the duo filmed with Built By Ninjas in January 2012.

2012-2013: The Summer & The Fall and Holiday Vacation

The Summer and the Fall is the debut studio album by People on Vacation.[6][7][3][4][2][12][5][13][10][21][22][8][23][24][9] The group released their debut EP on November 24, 2011,[3][4][19][6][2][12][5][13][10][14] before releasing The Summer and the Fall on November 22, 2012.[19] The songs "Rainy Day," "It's Not Love," and "Where Do We Go" were previously released on The Carry On EP and "This Is Me" was previously released on the Crappy Records compilation Crappy Records Presents: Have a Crappy Summer.

People on Vacation announced that they would be headlining their first ever UK show at Borderline in London on March 25, 2012 with Erik Chandler, being the only support act,[25] this event got cancelled due to poor ticket sales.[26]

In 2012 People on Vacation started another Kick Starter project called Holiday Album, which later became Holiday Vacation, the project started in October and was completed in December that year with 9 songs, for people who pledged $30 or more would get their picture on album cover and mentioned in the song 'What would be your Christmas Wish'.[27] The album was given away for free during the winter of 2014.[28]

2013-2016: The Chronicles Of Tim Powers and Split

The Chronicles Of Tim Powers is the second studio album from American[29] rock duo[30] People on Vacation. Originally scheduled for release on 8 December 2014 and funded through PledgeMusic,[31] the album was released through Brando Records[32] on 3 February 2015.[33][34] The ensemble offered EP Holiday Vacation to hold fans over until the work is released.[35] The Tim Powers of the title was one of those who pledged and helped fund the album's recording.[36]

Ryan posted a video on his new bands Pledge Music page, explaining that both himself and Jaret have gone their own way but no explanation as to why they split.[37]

Band members


Studio albums

Compilation albums

  • Crappy Records Presents: Have a Crappy Summer (2012)
  • Holiday Vacation (2012)

Extended plays

Music videos

Year Title Director(s) Album
2011 "Better Off the Dead"[12] The Carry On EP
2012 "Where Do We Go" Built By Ninjas The Carry On EP
The Summer and the Fall
"Because It's Christmas" Holiday Vacation
2013 "I Get You (You Got Me)" Built By Ninjas The Summer and the Fall
2014 "Punk Rock World" Ryan Hamilton The Chronicles Of Tim Powers


  1. ^ "Bowling For Soup". FanBridge. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Freedman, Peter (12 January 2011). "New Local Super-ish Group People On Vacation Would Like To Introduce Itself..." Dallas Observer. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Hauk, Hunter (14 September 2011). "Fall Music Preview, Part 3: Ryan Thomas Becker, Smile Smile, Nicholas Altobelli, Tum Tum and many more". Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Jackson, Scott (14 September 2011). "Bowling for Soup Interview with Bowling for Soup/People on Vacation's Jaret Reddick". Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e Harp, Jessica (19 October 2010). "Q-and-A: Ryan Hamilton dishes about new band People on Vacation's album and a SXSW gig". Pegasus News. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "PEOPLE ON VACATION". YouTube. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d "Introducing...People On Vacation". YouTube. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  8. ^ a b c Peters, Brooklynne (18 February 2011). "Interview with Ryan Hamilton of People on Vacation". BLAST. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  9. ^ a b c "After 17 Years, Bowling for Soup Still Satisfies". 31 May 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  10. ^ a b c d e "People On Vacation - Punk Rock World". YouTube. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "People on Vacation with audioADD". YouTube. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  12. ^ a b c d e f Freedman, Pete (19 January 2011). "Video Premiere: People On Vacation -- "Better Off Dead"..." Dallas Observer. Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  13. ^ a b c "Albums I'm looking forward to in 2011 (and so should you)". January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  14. ^ a b "Bowling For Soup Continues To Do Whatever The F#ck They Want!". 30 June 2011. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  15. ^ peopleonvacation (2011-03-07). ""Because Of The Sun" On The Local Edge! - peopleonvacation's posterous". Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  16. ^
  17. ^ "Erik Chandler". Facebook. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Erik Chandler and the Mulberry St Socialites". Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  19. ^ a b c Smith, Scott (28 July 2011). "Bowling For Soup Interview". Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  20. ^ "People on Vacation 26 September 2011 Twitter post". Twitter. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  21. ^ Harp, Jessica (30 January 2011). "Review: People on Vacation debuts in Dallas (January 29)". Pegasus News. Archived from the original on 3 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  22. ^ Branch, Keaton (19 January 2011). "On the Horizon: People on Vacation". Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  23. ^ "Backstage with People on Vacation". 2 February 2011. Archived from the original on 7 February 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  24. ^ "People on Vacation". Do512. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  25. ^ "People On Vacation". Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  26. ^
  27. ^ "Holiday Album Kick Starter". People on Vacation. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  28. ^ "PEOPLE ON VACATION OFFER FREE DOWNLOAD OF CHRISTMAS ALBUM". Kerrang. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  29. ^ "ALBUM REVIEW: People On Vacation – The Chronicles Of Tim Powers". Bring the Noise UK. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  30. ^ Sam Lawrie (3 December 2014). "The Chronicles of Tim Powers - People On Vacation - Album Review - Hit The Floor - Online Magazine UK". Hit The Floor - Online Magazine UK. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  31. ^ "People On Vacation (Bowling For Soup's Jaret Reddick) Return With New Album - Kerrang!". Kerrang!. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  32. ^ "Release "The Chronicles of Tim Powers" by People On Vacation - MusicBrainz". Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  33. ^ "People On Vacation Offer Free Download Of Christmas Album". Kerrang!. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  34. ^ "People On Vacation offer free download of 'Holiday Vacation' and announce tour". Hellhound Music. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  35. ^ "People on Vacation – album release delayed, free download to compensate!". The Moshville Times. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  36. ^ "People On Vacation Return – album and UK tour details UPDATED". The Moshville Times. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  37. ^ "Q & A Video 1". Ryan Hamilton. Retrieved 23 February 2017.


  • A ^ Featured in Jaret Reddick's eleventh Bowling for Soup podcast, released November 18, 2010.

External links

  • Official site