Jon Bunch, Former Further Seems Forever & Sense Field Singer, Dies at 46

Jon Bunch performs with Sense Field in April 2002
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Jon Bunch performs with Sense Field in April 2002

Jon Bunch, former frontman for the 1990s emo band Sense Field and later Further Seems Forever, has died. He was 46. 

Bunch co-founded Sense Field in 1991 after singing in the L.A. hardcore punk band Reason to Believe from 1986 to 1990. Sense Field released five albums over 13 years, working with Revelation, Warner Bros. and Nettwerk Records, seeing its greatest mainstream success with the single "Save Yourself" from the 2001 album Tonight and Forever

In 2004 Sense Field disbanded and that same year Bunch joined the Florida-based Further Seems Forever as the group's third lead singer, recording the album Hide Nothing with them. He stayed in Further Seems Forever until 2006 when the band broke up. 

Recently, Bunch had reunited with his Sense Field bandmates for select shows in 2012 and was fronting the group Lucky Scars under the moniker Johnny Scars. Last fall, Lucky Scars released its debut EP, Rock and Roll Party Foul, on Spartan Records. 


It is with a heavy heart and overwhelming sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend and fearless leader, Jon Bunch. RIP Johnny Scars. We will see you on the other side.

Posted by Lucky Scars on Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Bunch's friends, fans and contemporaries posted notes of remembrance on social media following news of his passing:



We lost a great one. Rest in peace Jon Bunch. You were a hero to me and a friend.

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