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 Chasing The Sky, 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

Band Name
Chasing The Sky
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Brenden Stark - Vocals/Guitar
Kevin VanAntwerpen - Bass
Cassidy Warner - Keys
Trevor Andrew Atkinson - Lead Guitar
Dana Mika - Drums
How would you describe your music to someone?
The band draws influences from the high energy of modern pop-punk such as Amber Pacific or Jimmy Eat World, the raw sensibilities of '90s rock acts like Third Eye Blind, and the devotion to human spirit of indie artists like Brand New. Chasing the Sky aim not to reinvent the genre but simply to write fun, catchy songs that can easily double as the soundtrack to some of the most intimate moments of your life.
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
30 Seconds to Mars, AFI, The Afterlife Kids Anberlin, The Beatles, The Bless You Boys, Brand New, Butch Walker, Incubus, Jason Mraz, Jimmy Eat World, Keane, Matchbook Romance, MuteMath, Panic! At the Disco, Paramore, Postal Service, Radiohead, Skillet, Story of the Year, Sullivan, Taking Back Sunday, Third Eye Blind, Weezer
What other bands have your members been/are in?
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
Empires, Christopher Andrus, The Crane Wives, JuxTApose, The Mines, The Party's Over, Rocky Loves Emily, Snake Oil Charlatans
Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
The Intersection
Where can we catch you performing next?