Local band The Eversea has gained traction in the area recently, playing at local bars, Mansfield Relay for Life, The Ruins in Rhode Island and other venus. But every band remembers their debut. In their case, it was the at the Norton Tricentennial First Night celebration.
“That was really fun. I was actually on the committee that help set it up,” said 19-year-old Norton resident Aron Blye, the drummer for the band. “That was really our first real show as a band, and it was really exciting.”
The Eversea is made up of three guys; Blye, Joe Cook behind the microphone and rhythm guitar and Clay Taranto with lead guitar.
They describes their music as Indie, Alternative and Rock, gaining inspiration from such bands as Foo Fighters and Lifehouse.
“We have a softer sound to us,” Blye said.
The trio met through various bands, and hope that this is the one that will help them make music their career. In the meantime, Blye is attending New England Institute of Technology studying video and audio, Taranto, a Mansfield High graduate, is attending Bridgewater State College and Cook, who grew up on Cape Cod, works in the sales department of a beer distribution company.
“I think we are going to be a band through 10 years and more to come,” Taranto said. “We’d ultimately like to have that as our career. But we all do have our backups.”
Right now, The Eversea is in Round 2 of Battle of the Bands at T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge duking it out against three other bands. The winner will open for a national act, not that it’s anything new to them. The Eversea has also opened for bands like Saving Abel and Andrew Allen.
“It was so cool meeting the actual artists, especially the ones we’ve listened to before”
The Eversea’s music, while a reflection of themselves at times, isn’t always about them.
“We definitely have music that’s very relatable, Taranto said”
In fact, one of their songs, “Just Listen,” was written to bring awareness to breast cancer. The inspiration came from Taranto’s mother, who just surpassed her five year breast cancer survivorship anniversary. She wrote a poem of her experience, and Taranto adapted it to a song. The song encourages the listener to stay strong, no matter how tough it gets.
The Eversea’s next show is Jan. 29 at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge. Doors open 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $10.
For more information on The Eversea, check out their Facebook and Twitter pages.
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