So, back in 2003 an old friend of mine who used to live in Tempe, AZ named Tre moved away for a while. He came back to live in Mesa, AZ around April of 2008. While he was away he wrote 12-15 songs on an acoustic guitar, complete with lyrics and solid ideas for bass and drums. He wanted to start a rock band.
Not long after his arrival we formed a band in June of 2008, with me on drums, Ryan Kennedy on keyboards, Jhon Quinitos on bass and Tre on guitar/vocals. Unfortunately in December 2008, Ryan left the band to pursue other opportunities in Missouri with his soon to be wife. We sincerely missed him and his mad music skills and were not sure how we would replace him, but we later decided that finding another musician of his caliber was too difficult and that we should focus on solidifying the foundation of the band as a three-piece and worry about a new member later.
Fast forward a few months and you have the demo video for ‘Shine’, recorded at a little studio in Chandler, AZ on February 14, 2009 by Matthew Townsend.