Band Introduction Week!
This week, Other Son is announcing and introducing, for the first time, a FULL BAND! We thought it would be fun to introduce 1 member a day and share a little about them. So let's do this!!
📷: Gary Sexton
Day 1/5: Ian Hayes - Guitarist
Ian is from Geneva, Ohio and is one of the two founding members of Other Son. He started the band with his best friend of 13 years, vocalist, Bretterson Allen Morgan, in January 2018. Besides music, Ian takes pride in being a husband and father. Other interests of his include sports, video games, and animals. His favorite foods include anything that's spicy and made with cheese. His favorite band is Circa Survive. Ian says he is excited for the future of Other Son because he's in a place in his life that allows him to be. "I've never been able to let myself set realistic goals and achieve them before, when it comes to music. I used to focus on the things I thought were holding me back instead of focusing on all the ways I could actually progress towards this dream I have. That's what excites me the most."
If you want to get to know more about Ian or ask him any questions, let him know in the comments!
Tomorrow we will be introducing Bretterson Allen Morgan - Vocalist.
Day 2/5: Bretterson Allen Morgan - Vocalist
Bretterson is from Geneva, Ohio and is the second of the two founding members of Other Son. He has been singing ever since he can remember, whether it was in other bands, or doing his own solo material. Bretterson's interests outside of music vary widely. "I am a product of ADD, but when involving myself with something I have a passion for, I'm into it". His favorite food is sushi, but he says he'll eat anything you put in front of him. His musical influences are always evolving, but the foundation of his tastes are thanks to the likes of Queen, Bright Eyes, The Used, and The Early November. Bretterson also expresses a love for early 2000s emo post-hardcore. Bretterson is excited to be in Other Son because he feels a deep connection to it. "Other Son is just a long awaited extension of my love for music and the people I share it with. To me, it's all of the things I did and didn't do over the course of my life morphed into this, and I get to do it with my best friend. That's why I enjoy being a part of the Other Son project". If you have any questions for Bretterson, leave a comment for him! Tomorrow we will introduce our new guitarist!
Day 3/5: Caleb Bodell - Guitarist
Caleb is a seasoned guitarist having been playing live shows since young age of 15 years old. His musical influences include Dance Gavin Dance, Don Broco, Metallica, and Mike Shinoda. Having grown up in Colorado Springs, CO, Caleb likes spending his time mountain biking, longboard, and hiking. He is also a frequent listener of his favorite podcasts, "Lead Singer Syndrome" and " Turned Up". Caleb is also a self proclaimed "huge super hero fan". He loves all things comics, shows, movies, etc, especially The Flash. Caleb is excited to be a part of Other Son because of the group he is joined with. "I'm excited to be in Other Son because the of the great musicianship and ambition that my band members share, as well as the grooves in the music".
If you have any questions for Caleb, drop em in the comments below!!
Tomorrow we will be introducing our new bassist!
Day 4/5: Chase Hunt - Bassist
Today, Chase is welcomed as the bassist into Other Son. Chase has played the guitar for about 15 years and bass guitar for about 8 years. Chase joins Other Son with his friend Caleb (introduced yesterday), with whom he's been playing in various bands, for about 7 years. This connection has enabled the pair to fit in perfectly. Chase finds his musical inspiration from various genres. His favorites are Alt Metal and Oldies. He considers artists like Daughtry, Vertical Horizon, Journey, and Disturbed some of his biggest influences. Some of his interests outside of music include longboarding, hiking, and "soaking up the beautiful Colorado vibes". He also likes to challenge himself, whether it's physical labor or learning something new. His favorite foods vary among different ethnic foods. This caters to his explorative personality. Chase is excited to be in Other Son because he feels there is a level of professionalism that will realize success. "I've never been in a band that's so ready to go. And each member has their own understanding of what it takes to make it in the music industry, and that to me has been something that people have fantasized about, but never actually known what it takes to get there".
If you'd like to know more about Chase or have any questions, leave a comment!
Day 5/5: Brandon Grimes - Drummer
Today we complete our lineup announcements with Colorado Springs native, Brandon Grimes. Brandon has been playing drums for 18 years. He has found a passion in his career as a music teacher and likes to spend his free time either playing video games, or reading. He has a particular love for Star Wars, which means it's no surprise when he tells us he's going to learn how to fly one day, and that his favorite color is black. When playing with Other Son, Brandon has one particular goal in mind, "I'm excited to be working with this group of talented musicians to play exciting and energetic live shows".
As always, if you want to know more about Brandon, leave a comment!
This completes our week long announcement of a full band! We hope you enjoyed getting to know the individuals that make up the band, and we can't wait to meet all of you very soon!
Brandon, Brett, Caleb, Chase, and Ian