What inspired you all to start a band together?

We all grew up listening to music all the time and it’s always been such an integral part of our lives. For all of us it’s always been a part of who we are and we just naturally gravitated toward playing music. It’s one of the few things that we all feel at peace and at home doing.

What has your experience been like as an up and coming band?

We’ve had our ups and downs throughout the years but overall it’s been an amazing adventure. We’ve met so many great people, learned skills that apply to the world outside of music and traveled to places we may not have seen otherwise. Even through the tough moments we’ve always felt like we are on the right path.

Where you do see yourselves doing in five years?

Still playing music of course! Our sound might change as we get older and experience more but we are all musicians and that will never change!

What is one thing that you have learned along your journey so far that has stuck with the band? 

Something we all knew but was majorly reinforced by being in this business is that being friendly and honest with people will get you to places you otherwise wouldn’t. By developing relationships with people and having integrity you build bonds with others that may end up helping you along your journey. Some of our biggest achievements and moments have been due to someone helping us out , so we always try to support those around us in hopes that it gets them to where they want to be!

What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?

Cafe Nola in our hometown of Frederick on New Years Eve 2018 was by far our favorite gig. The club was at max capacity the entire night and the crowd was INSANE! We had people jumping on tables and singing with us the whole night.

What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?

We had one gig that was three hours away and we were told that there would be parking for our vehicle and trailer but when we arrived there wasn’t any. So after driving around for another hour looking for parking we had to unload then park a mile away from the club. Then we come to find that the national act that was headlining booked another gig last minute and had to leave early so our set time was cut from 45 minutes to 10 minutes. Not a good night for us!

What is one piece of music gear each member wishes they had in their collection?  

Phoenix wishes he had another custom Kiesel guitar but a 7 string version! Matt hopes to own a Port City OS Wave Cabinet one day and Andy wishes he had a Tama Bell Brass Snare Drum!

What are each members gear preferences? 

Phoenix prefers to play Kiesel guitars and Matt plays Strandberg. We use the Axe Fx 2 and Helix for our amps. Andy, our drummer, uses Tama drums and Meinl cymbals!

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