Music

IMG 3246Writing, playing, and recording music is one of the most rewarding experiences ever.  The people that I have played music with over the years are truly going to be my friends for life!  I have been in a few bands, starting when I was in high school and still going to this day.

Below is a list of the bands that I have played with. I am truly grateful to my bandmates for some great memories.

Northern

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Northern is my current band.  We are basically a bunch of grown men that still enjoy going down into the basement to make some noise once a week.  We play shows pretty regularly and really have a great time.  I consider our music to be Fugazi meets Mogwai meets Jawbreaker meets blah, blah, blah!  Check out our little video clip and feel free to download our e.p., it's free!

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Apache Trail

 

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Apache Trail is the brainchild of my good friend, Ed. Over the years he has played this band in many incarnations. During the two years that I was lucky enough to be a part of the band, we played some great shows and recorded an e.p..  I also learned more on the guitar just by playing with Ed than I thought possible.  I still steal his ideas to this day :)

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Baleine

 

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With a sound that was once referred to as "Beehive", Baleine was the most experimental band that i have been in.  We actually had keyboards, and some 7 minute songs! We also got played on the radio once, which as someone who considers himself a hobbyist was quite a thrill.  We recorded one e.p., but never released it, I am still proud of some of these songs as I consider them to be some of my best "work" :)

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Miles Before

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Miles Before was the first band that I was in while living in Portland.  We had so much fun.  I really considered this band to potentially be going places at the time, but looking back now we were just having a blast.  I wish I hadn't taken it so seriously; I probably would have enjoyed it more!  Highlights of this band include recording with Rob Oberdorfer, playing Port Angeles with The Fixt, playing Seattle with The Bindle Stiffs, playing Dino's with the dancers, and an ill-fated trip to Reno, don't ask!

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Haskel

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Haskel was such a great time in my life.  Things were so simple, I rarely even thought about the future, just always had a good time.  Our early practices were in my first apartment, we basically just kept playing consecutive songs to drown out the banging of the landlord next door.  Eddie Hennessey taught me how to play the guitar, he can do whatever he wants on that thing.  Highlights of this time include being a part of Wooden Blue Records, opening for klickitat ikatowi, and playing on the Native American Reservation outside of Flagstaff.  We got back together in 2011 to play a sold out show opening for old friends Jimmy Eat World.  A great night of music and memories that i will keep forever.

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Intent

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Hey, you gotta start somewhere!  Might as well run around on stage, carrying on about oppressive parents, presidents and singing the praises of "soul chicks" through a $15 radio shack microphone.  I am so happy that these guys let me be the singer even though I had no skills whatsoever.  I like to think that I made up for my lack of chops with enthusiasm.  Ironically, this band made more money from paying gigs than any of my future bands.  Highlights include getting booed off stage opening for Citizen Fish, getting kicked out of Central High's Battle of the Bands twice, and a weird ska phase, what?

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