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Band Name
Sin Sick World

Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Andy Krause - Guitar/vocals

Shane Leitch - Bass/backing vocals

Matt Hansen - Drums

When did the band get together, and how?
Sin Sick World had been a side project of mine and Andy's for years, but when our band Martyr Machine disbanded in 2009, Sin Sick World became the main project. We eventually asked our long time friend Shane to join as our bass player.

How would you describe your music to someone?
Something that bridges the gap between classic rock and alternative music

Who are some of the bands that influence your music?

Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the stone age, Brand New (their second two albums), and classic rock in general.

What other bands have your members been/are in?

Martyr Machine and The Rotten Bastards

What other local bands would you recommend people check out?

The Rotten Bastards, Alley View, Knives are quiet, the love hate

Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
Billy's lounge or Rocky's Bar & Grill, the stage is small but it has a great atmosphere. I'm sure once we play Mulligans it will become a favorite too!

Where can we catch you performing next?
We are doing a show for fireside youth at the first Congregational Church in Grandville on Nov. 17th