As It Is
ROAM, Grayscale, Sleep On It
1652 W. Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA, 92801
This event is all ages
As It Is
The transatlantic pop-punk quintet hails from Brighton, UK consisting of Patty Walters (vocals), Benjamin Biss (vocals, guitar), Andy Westhead (guitar), Patrick Foley (drums), Alistair Testo (bass). The band has established a devout fan following with their heart-on-sleeve, honest and relatable lyrics, charged with pop-rock melodies. Managed by KMGMT (home of other Fearless acts such as Tonight Alive and The Summer Set), As It Is has molded their craft, steadily building their reputation as one of UK's brightest new names.
"I haven't found a way yet of wording how surreal and wonderful it feels, signing to one of my favorite record labels. Fearless and their artists have played a huge role in my life, inspiring me massively, giving me something to aspire to reach," states lead singer Patty Walters. "To be able to say something as immense as 'My band was the first UK band that ever signed to Fearless Records,' is mind-blowing to me."
Guitarist and vocalist Benjamin Biss adds, "One of the things I've always loved about Fearless is that they have a relatively small roster but I know every single one of those bands. Chances like this don't come around too often, especially for UK bands in a genre that is mainly dominated by American acts; so we want to help prove that the UK can hold their own in the scene."
Next week, the band will go into the studio with producer James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Dashboard Confessional) to record their Fearless debut, to release in 2015. The new album will follow their latest release This Mind Of Mine, which was funded completely through their loyal fanbase.
ROAM is an acoustic contemporary world artist based in Toronto, Canada. At the crossroads of song, culture and philosophy ROAM weave haunting melodies and spirited rhythms through poetic songwriting, taking listeners on a journey through territories without borders.
Blending pure, raw emotion with elements of alternative rock and punk roots, Grayscale has spent the past four years crafting their own unique loud and catchy sound. Delving into their deepest personal thoughts and experiences, lyricists Collin Walsh and Dallas Molster call it as they see it, no matter how brutally honest. The band's bouncy rhythms and memorable hooks will stick in your head on first listen, and their relatable lyrics and stories will have you singing and screaming along in no time.
Emerging quickly from the thriving Philadelphia punk scene, Grayscale have been at it since late 2011 building a strong reputation and gaining steam among fans and music lovers. Coming off of their successful "Change EP" release in April 2015, the band is now ready to unveil its latest and most complete collection of songs to date in their Anchor Eighty Four Records full-length debut, "What We're Missing". Produced by Gary Cioffi (Transit, Misser, A Will Away) and Mastered by Brian Gardner (The Story So Far, Teagan & Sara, Kendrick Lamar); WWM is sizing up to be an incredible release with stronger hooks, more intricate instrumentation, and well-narrated stories. Grayscale is comprised of Walsh, Molster, Nick Veno, Andrew Kyne, and Derek Parker.