Introduce us to your band!

We have Kate Emrich on guitar/vocals, Zach Barnes on bass and Mike Bergamo on drums.


How did you guys start out?

We met each other in high school and started off playing in Kate’s basement. We never intended to be a cover band and immediately delved into writing original music that we could put our name on. Luckily, we all had the same goals to start, so we knew the group would be a good fit.


Describe your band’s sound

We have a hard-hitting rhythm section and aggressive lead vocals and guitar parts. It’s interesting, as a band, a large part of our sound has to do with the fact that each one of us plays a lead role in the band, which gives us a classic sound with a modern edge.


What influences your craft?

The musicians that we look up to are the ones that mainly influence our craft. For each of us our influences are different and yet similar. Ones that we would say influence all of us are Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple.


What makes your project different?

We believe we stand out because of our unique sound and our ambition.


When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?

‘What You Can’t See’ and ‘False Reality’ are in our opinion the standouts of the album. Those songs also have received the most amount of attention, so it seems that our listeners agree.


What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?

Our biggest struggle in our career thus far has been our summer tour, because things go wrong sometimes, and you have to improvise your way out of tough situations. But it has also been a huge learning experience and a success as well.


What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?

The biggest highlight in our career has been playing with some of the musicians that have inspired us, including Richie Kotzen, Joe Lynn Turner, and Vinnie Appice.


How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?

Our future is bright. We are planning our second release and growing as musicians and performers more than ever before. We are also looking forward to our next tour so that we can meet more of our fans that are located outside of the Midwest.


When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?

We would like to be remembered as the band that helped redefine the standard of rock n’ roll. Right now, the industry is in many ways lacking in authenticity, and we believe we can change that standard.


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