The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus started out as a local band in Middleburg, Florida, which is south west of Jacksonville, according to The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' official website.
The name, "The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus", was chosen by placing random words on a wall, and then blindfolding one of the members and choosing a few words. Some other names the band thought about using were "Umbrella Ninjas", and "Evil Slamina". (Evil Slamina being 'Live Animals' spelled backwards.) The band was unofficially started by Ronnie Winter and Duke Kitchens in 2001 after they had played together doing Blink-182 cover songs in AP music theory. It wasn't started officially until 2003.
Ronnie Winter - Original Lead Vocals and Guitar (2001-Present)Duke Kitchens - Original guitars, piano, backing vocals (2001-Present)Joey Westwood - Bass, backing vocals (2005-Present)Jon Wilkes - Hired drums, backing vocals (2005-Present)