Band of the Week
Standing For Something
Band members, instruments and day jobs:
Jake Souza, lead vocals and keys.
Waiter T.G.I. Friday’s, freelance writer.
Jared Souza, rhythm guitar.
Host T.G.I. Friday’s, correspondent to The Morning News.
Josh Souza, bass.
Student, freelance sports writer.
Tyler Roe, drums.
Logan Cruce, lead guitar.
Student, Printing Press.
Band born: August 2008.
Type of music: Rock, Pop, Jam Band.
Originals or covers: 80/20 originals.
Sounds like: A mix between American and British rock, with a touch of keys, and powerful instrumental solos.
Songwriter’s muse: Everyday life.
Influences: We’re influenced by musicians and bands that push the boundaries of creativity and originality.
Accomplishments: We’re played on 104.9 The X on Sunday nights.
When and where do you practice: Wednesdays in Fort Smith
Any albums: Debut album is in the works.
Total number of tattoos and piercings: Two tattoos, both by Jared.
Back stage ritual: A few beers and writing out the set list.
Funniest or strangest thing that ever happened during a performance: Tyler announced us not under our name, but under the name of another band he was drumming for at the time. We weren’t happy about that one.
Plans: Convince the people in NWA to start supporting real rock’n'roll music made by real rock’n'roll musicians.
Goals: World tour with The Raconteurs.
New Projects: We’re always writing new music.
Dream act to open for: The Who circa 1971
Last CD purchased: Consolers of the Lonely
Most played song/s on your iPod? Some bands we all jam to would be: The Raconteurs, Incubus, Foo Fighters and The Who.
Web site: myspace.com/standingforsomethingmusic
Upcoming shows and tours: Check our Web site for updates.
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