Grand Rapids Rocks- Violent Faith
I love Grand Rapids and all it has to offer with local music, so I decided why not feature local bands here on wgrd.com! Today’s featured Violent Faith, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if you’re in a local band who wants to be featured fill out this form. I don’t just feature anyone, so don’t suck and you’ll get the Jackie stamp of approval 😉 Find me on facebook too, to follow all your favorite local bands, and GRD news by clicking HERE
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Tracy Kerbuski – Vocals / Guitars
Gary Thomas – Guitars / Back Vox
Lonnie Pearo – Bass / Back Vox
Dan Puckett – Drums
When did the band get together, and how?
The band (idea) formed around 2010 between friends, but came into fruition as an entity in 2012 with Gary Thomas and Tracy Kerbuski.
“We’ve spoken many times about forming a group together, though the time was never really right until now.” ~T.K.
How would you describe your music to someone?
Our music is created for the sake of entertaining, and helping others. Helping others with what you might ask? It is to help them cope with the everyday process of life and death.
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
Crossfade, Earshot, Chevelle, Lifehouse, Evans Blue, Static X, HIM, Deftones, to name a few… as there are many, many more.
What other bands have your members been/are in?
Tracy Kerbuski was a founding member of Drop Hammer (Metal Blade Recs.),
Steel Vengeance (Black Dragon Recs. & Giant Recs.), Bold Face, 4U2NV, Evenkeel.
Ten Ton Krush.
Dan Puckett: 4U2NV, Voodoo Chamber, Game On
Lonnie Pearo: Game On
Gary Thomas Hoag: Shadow Status, Touch Hole, Driven,
Neptune Is Burning, Unearthed, and Hyatus.
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
Where can we catch you performing next?
The Intersection on Dec. 15th 2012
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