Written by Big Smile Staff

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by GG-.

Genre: Hardcore;

Spencer Chamberlain - vocals
Aaron Gillespie - drums / vocals
Timothy McTague - guitar
James Smith - guitar
Grant Brandell - bass
Christopher Dudley - keyboards

How did you guys get your name? The name was from a bunch of people that use to be in the band but are no longer in the band. The name just kind of carried on. We are a Christian band.

Do you have any advice for staring bands? Don’t expect huge things right away. When you first start out, the bad stuff hits you. It’s good though, because then when you hit the good stuff you will appreciate it more. I’ve had a lot of friends who have tried to start bands but they get disappointed because they are not getting a label or anything right away.

Do you parents like who you have come to be? They are awesome. I didn’t go to college after high school. They did question the music because I had to live off of them, money wise, for a little bit, but they have always had my back. They are very supportive.

What were some of your favorite bands growing up? MxPx, Lagwagon, Strung Out...a lot of punk type bands.

How does it feel to be playing with bands that you enjoyed growing up, like MxPx? It’s awesome. It’s weird though. I got kind of got used to it after Warped Tour last year. It’s cool to be able to hang out. I don’t freak out anything about it.

Is there any new kind of experimental sound that you are going for your next album? With the last album, we were very vocally driven, with the music kind of carrying it. This album, we want the music to be the driving force.

What has been the best city that you have played at on the tour? Dallas. It was the best turn out for us so far.

How do you deal with being on tour for so long? It tends to grow on you. You don’t even realize that you are jumping all around for a while. When we are home, I get really bored. I feel like I need to get out and do something.

Have you toured other countries? Yeah, the UK and Germany, twice now. America is our favorite by far though.



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