Band Bio

Listening to Abandon Theory is like finally having an all access pass to the amusement park while everyone else must ride the Merry-Go-Round! Between lyrics that will quickly draw you into the Abandon Theory world and the frenzy inspiring dance music of “The Journey” or “Gotta Woman” the band has developed a truly original sound by fusing rock with reggae, folk, and funk music to create a unique Northern California sound.   Read Some Music Reviews




Jesse Burns:

Vocals & Rhythm Guitar

Jesse is originally from the Bay Area and moved into the Sierra Foothills to attend college.  He has been playing music since the 2nd grade in numerous groups with performances throughout North America.


Rudy Paiva:


Rudy has been playing percussion and drums since childhood with a unique ability to compliment any musical piece with a completely original beat.  His grooves are what hypnotize audiences into moving to the music.


Nathan Bisig:

Lead Guitar

Nathan has been playing multiple instruments in several northern California bands and has recently joined the ranks of Abandon Theory contributing tasty melodies and wild solos.


Zo Lewis:

Bass Guitar

Zo has performed in several notable local bands and the bass lines he brings to a performance will have the entire venue shaking with energy.  His melodic phrasing provides a solid and fluid foundation for the rest of the band.



Abandon Theory is a collection of numerous musicians who, throughout the years, have contributed toward the energy and vibe of our live show.  In addition, several past albums have notable contributions from some amazing and talented performers. 

Read about past band members and learn more about our history