All aspects of my life have been busy since the last time I blogged, between the band, my business, and my family (Isn’t that the obligatory lead in for every post?). I’ve taken a few weeks to center myself and unpack this topic before writing. After nine months together and six months of gigs, Rob and Jon are no longer my bandmates. We had differing ideas on the direction of the band, and, at times, tensions ran pretty high. This year, I was going through some major emotional episodes and those disagreements frankly contributed to them. The other guys are moving on to start their own musical projects.
That being said, I appreciate Rob and Jon’s contributions to the band. I wish them well on their new endeavors. For the past several months, they were the right guys to help grow this solo project into a proper band. They also helped shape a lot of the new songs I’ve been writing since “Always Alive” dropped last year. We ended our partnership on a high note playing to amazing crowds in Newport (Southgate House Revival) and Dayton (Blind Bob’s). I can’t say how many people at both venues, as well as my friends in the Lexington scene, encouraged me to keep Sempervivi going with new members. We really built momentum as a band. I am more determined than ever to keep that momentum going.
Calling for new bandmates in Lexington, KY
While I have some great dudes filling in on the rhythm section for some upcoming shows, I am actively seeking new bandmates. Are you or someone you know a bassist or drummer in the Lexington area who can sing harmony? You must be 21+ and have a schedule that allows you to practice once a week and play shows a few times a month in town and in the general 200 mile radius. Most of all, you need to have a chill attitude. Punk rock is supposed to be fun, so let’s heckin’ have some fun! Holler at me to hear some new demos and schedule a tryout.