Meet the 2018 Finalists

  Dandelion Eyes   Genre: Indie  What decade does your band belong in?  I think we fit this decade really well, because we're like a mixture of different.     Whats your writing process like?  Our process is very messy. We try to write together, but it ends up with Kenzie laying on the floor plucking on her bass, Corey passing around coming up with riffs and lyric, and Mark sitting upstairs doing god knows what until the other two have something that he can add to.     Any fun facts?  Out band name is inspired by the Ray Bradbury novel Dandelion Wine, but since there was already a band named that we decided to go for something equally as hipster-y.

Dandelion Eyes

Genre: Indie

What decade does your band belong in?

I think we fit this decade really well, because we're like a mixture of different.

 

Whats your writing process like?

Our process is very messy. We try to write together, but it ends up with Kenzie laying on the floor plucking on her bass, Corey passing around coming up with riffs and lyric, and Mark sitting upstairs doing god knows what until the other two have something that he can add to.

 

Any fun facts?

Out band name is inspired by the Ray Bradbury novel Dandelion Wine, but since there was already a band named that we decided to go for something equally as hipster-y.

  W.U.V.A.L.   Genre: Hard Rock     What decade does your band belong in? Why?   In the 90s. We aren’t classic rock, but not really modern rock either. We like the rock sounds of the 90s.     If your band was stranded on an a desert island, pick one album that you’d all be happy to have with you.   How to Escape a Desert Island  - The Audiobook. Narrated by Axel Rose.     Any fun facts?   Marco’s E string is a B string in disquise. When Dante says “Ope” something really bad has happened.  Our name, WUVAL stands for Whereabout Unknown, Violator at Large. It’s a law enforcement term for someone who skips out on parole.    

W.U.V.A.L.

Genre: Hard Rock

 

What decade does your band belong in? Why? 

In the 90s. We aren’t classic rock, but not really modern rock either. We like the rock sounds of the 90s.

 

If your band was stranded on an a desert island, pick one album that you’d all be happy to have with you. 

How to Escape a Desert Island  - The Audiobook. Narrated by Axel Rose.

 

Any fun facts? 

Marco’s E string is a B string in disquise. When Dante says “Ope” something really bad has happened.  Our name, WUVAL stands for Whereabout Unknown, Violator at Large. It’s a law enforcement term for someone who skips out on parole. 

 

  Yona   Genre: Indie Pop  Where are you from and how did you meet?  We met through a mutual friend in the Fort Hayes Career center program. We started working together because I needed some keys for a recording session, and we just hit it off.     If you could open for any musician or band who would it be?  Frank Ocean.     What decade does your band belong in? Why?  This one because we create music for this generation.     What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played? Best gig? Is Instaband your first gig?  This will be our first gig as a band!      

Yona

Genre: Indie Pop

Where are you from and how did you meet?

We met through a mutual friend in the Fort Hayes Career center program. We started working together because I needed some keys for a recording session, and we just hit it off.

 

If you could open for any musician or band who would it be?

Frank Ocean.

 

What decade does your band belong in? Why?

This one because we create music for this generation.

 

What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played? Best gig? Is Instaband your first gig?

This will be our first gig as a band!

 

 

  The District Lightbulbs   Genre: We don’t like to classify ourselves as one particular genre, but we definitely have influences from a few genres like punk rock, psychedelic rock, and grunge     What decade does your music belong in?  Our music belongs in this decade.     If your band was stranded on a desert island, pick one album that you'd all be happy to have with you.  Siamese Dream - The Smashing Pumpkins     Whats the best gig you ever played?  Best gig was definitely when we headlined the basement. We had an amazing crowd of around 200-250 people, played with 3 other awesome bands, and the energy was completely over the top which was awesome.    

The District Lightbulbs

Genre: We don’t like to classify ourselves as one particular genre, but we definitely have influences from a few genres like punk rock, psychedelic rock, and grunge

 

What decade does your music belong in?

Our music belongs in this decade.

 

If your band was stranded on a desert island, pick one album that you'd all be happy to have with you.

Siamese Dream - The Smashing Pumpkins

 

Whats the best gig you ever played?

Best gig was definitely when we headlined the basement. We had an amazing crowd of around 200-250 people, played with 3 other awesome bands, and the energy was completely over the top which was awesome. 

 

        The Blue Jays Jazz & Funk   Genre: Jazz/Funk     Where are you from and how did you meet?  Our entire band is from Worthington, Ohio and we all met through school.     If you could be a member of any band (past or present), which band and what band member would you be? Why?  As the leader of this band, I would choose any famous jazz band director like Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, and more because they ran their band perfectly and got to play the best songs during their era!     If you could open for any musician or band, who would it be?   I would say Toto because I love them so much, and I feel like I can play their style, but to fit better, I’d say Snarky Puppy or another big band group with Wayne Bergeron.   

 

 

The Blue Jays Jazz & Funk

Genre: Jazz/Funk

 

Where are you from and how did you meet?

Our entire band is from Worthington, Ohio and we all met through school.

 

If you could be a member of any band (past or present), which band and what band member would you be? Why?

As the leader of this band, I would choose any famous jazz band director like Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, and more because they ran their band perfectly and got to play the best songs during their era!

 

If you could open for any musician or band, who would it be? 

I would say Toto because I love them so much, and I feel like I can play their style, but to fit better, I’d say Snarky Puppy or another big band group with Wayne Bergeron.

 

  FLOVVERS   Genre: Alt Rock/Soft Rock     If you could open for any musician or band, who would it be?  We would want to open for Smash Mouth. 100%. Without a doubt.      if your band was stranded on a desert island, pick one album that you’d all be happy to have with you?   If we were stranded on a desert island, we would all be happy with having the album Antisocialites by Alvvays with us.      Name one song that you would absolutely never cover?  All of Flovvers agrees 100% that we would absolutely never cover Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. 

FLOVVERS

Genre: Alt Rock/Soft Rock

 

If you could open for any musician or band, who would it be?

We would want to open for Smash Mouth. 100%. Without a doubt. 

 

if your band was stranded on a desert island, pick one album that you’d all be happy to have with you? 

If we were stranded on a desert island, we would all be happy with having the album Antisocialites by Alvvays with us. 

 

Name one song that you would absolutely never cover?

All of Flovvers agrees 100% that we would absolutely never cover Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. 

  Max Beal   Genre: Singer-Songwriter  Bio not available. 

Max Beal

Genre: Singer-Songwriter

Bio not available. 

  Source   Genre: Pop  Bio not available   

Source

Genre: Pop

Bio not available

 

  The Ville   Genre: Alt Rock     If your band was stranded on a desert island, pick one album that you’d all be happy to have with you?  We would all be happy to have Abbey Road by the Beatles.     What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played? Best gig? Is Instaband your first gig?  Instaband is our first gig.     What is your writing process like?  We start with many ideas written on paper, we pick our title idea and then start with the chorus. After the chorus, we write the bridge and finish with the verses.   

The Ville

Genre: Alt Rock

 

If your band was stranded on a desert island, pick one album that you’d all be happy to have with you?

We would all be happy to have Abbey Road by the Beatles.

 

What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played? Best gig? Is Instaband your first gig?

Instaband is our first gig.

 

What is your writing process like?

We start with many ideas written on paper, we pick our title idea and then start with the chorus. After the chorus, we write the bridge and finish with the verses.

 

  While I'm Away   Genre: Alt/Punk     If you could be a member of any band (past or present), which band and what band member would you be? Why?  James - Mark Hoppus, I really like Blink-182.  Wesley - Billie Joe Armstrong, I draw a lot of inspiration from him.  Collin - Ringo Star, Because Beatles.      If your band was stranded on a desert island, pick one album that you’d all be happy to have with you.  American Idiot      What’s your writing process like?  Chord progression then melody and lyrics.

While I'm Away

Genre: Alt/Punk

 

If you could be a member of any band (past or present), which band and what band member would you be? Why?

James - Mark Hoppus, I really like Blink-182.

Wesley - Billie Joe Armstrong, I draw a lot of inspiration from him.

Collin - Ringo Star, Because Beatles. 

 

If your band was stranded on a desert island, pick one album that you’d all be happy to have with you.

American Idiot 

 

What’s your writing process like?

Chord progression then melody and lyrics.