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Birth name  James Joseph Hepler
Instruments  Drums, bass, vocals

Name  James Hepler
Role  Music master
James Hepler
Also known as  Hepstyle, Hepleriffic, JJH
Born  October 15, 1973 (age 42) (1973-10-15)
Genres  Rock, indie rock, punk rock
Record labels  Greyday Productions, Saddle Creek Records
Associated acts  I Was Totally Destroying It, Sorry About Dresden
Similar People  I Was Totally Destroyin, Sorry About Dresden, Mike Mogis, Robb Nansel, Conor Oberst

James Hepler (born October 15, 1973) is an American musician. Associated with several local North Carolina musical groups, Hepler is an adept musician, mastering several musical instruments and is most recognized for his drumming accomplishments playing with the bands I Was Totally Destroying It and Sorry About Dresden.


Hepler is an advocate, contributor, and representative for an organization that features music from artists who have contributed tracks to help raise money in memory of Cy Rawls, a close friend, who died October 3, 2008 from a malignant brain tumor. All proceeds from CyTunes are donated to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center, where Rawls was treated.

Hepler graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 with a degree in communications (radio, TV and film) and Durham Technical Community College in 2005 with a degree in electronics. He currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.


Hepler has a relationship with the preparation, presentation and eating of food. He is well known in local circles as a Pit Master and Master Chef. He has been featured in two separate cook books; Lost in the Supermarket by Kay Bozich Owens & Lynn Owens and I Like Food, Food Tastes Good by Kara Zuaro. He has also been featured in a few cooking blogs.

Sorry About Dresden

  • "Sorry About Dresden/The Jagular Drop 7" Split" (2006) – Horn Records
  • Let it Rest (2003) – Saddle Creek Records
  • The Convenience of Indecision (2001) – Saddle Creek Records
  • How the Cold War Began (2001) – Moment Before Impact Records
  • Rock School (2001) – Moment Before Impact Records
  • The Mayor Will Abdicate (1999) – Route 14 Records
  • Saddle Creek 50 (2002 • Saddle Creek)
  • Lagniappe: A Saddle Creek Benefit for Hurricane Katrina (2005 • Saddle Creek)
  • I Was Totally Destroying It

  • I Was Totally Destroying It (2007) – self-released
  • Done Waiting EP (2008) – self-released
  • The Beached Margin/Done Waiting LP (2009) – Greyday Records
  • Horror Vacui (2009) – Greyday Records
  • Get Big (Limited Edition 7" single) (2010) – Greyday Records
  • Chamber Corps

  • Chamber Corps EP' (self-released, Internet only)
  • References

    James Hepler Wikipedia

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