Jukebox the Ghost is an American three-piece power pop band from the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. The band consists of Ben Thornewill (vocals & piano), Tommy Siegel (vocals & guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums). The band has been active since 2006.
In 2003, Thornewill, Siegel, and Kristin met while attending George Washington University. and formed a band called “The Sunday Mail”. After two years, they decided to change their name.
After they thought they had enough new material, they renamed themselves “Jukebox the Ghost”. The name was a combination of words chosen democratically, with “jukebox” originating from the lyrics of a Captain Beefheart song and “ghost” as a reference to a Nabokov novel. In 2008, they released their first album, Let Live & Let Ghosts which was recorded during winter break of their senior year of college.
Jukebox the Ghost recorded a cover of Ace of Base’s “Beautiful Life” for Engine Room Recordings’ compilation album Guilt by Association Vol. 2, which was released in November 2008.