Members: Andrew Bailey (Guitars/Vocals), Jordan Cassidy (Bass/Vocals), Keith Greer (Electric/Acoustic Percussion), Justin Joyce (Guitars, Keys)
Sounds Like: The Dismemberment Plan, Nada Surf, The Cure, Built to Spill
Service Animal - mighty strange name you might think? Well you have to give them credit, it sure is original, and it just so happens so is their music! As more and more bands add their profiles and tracks to these great sites for music resources like Reverb Nation, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a good band and one that sounds different than all the rest. I don't know about any of the bands they point to as similar sounding except the Cure however I think it's time I investigate these other bands because I sure enjoyed the quirky and variable sounds of Service Animal.
There is lot of rock solid experience in this band and it comes through loud and clear in every track of their alternative-rock-pop musings. This is definetly a band on the rise and one to watch!
Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck-Founder MuzikReviews.com
Drawing on over three decades of combined musical exploration and experience, the members of Service Animal came together in the beginning of 2012 to create a positive and uber-creative environment with the goal of making beautiful, haunting and inspiring alternative rock music.
Andrew Bailey (vocals, guitars) and Jordan Cassidy (vocals, bass), having gone through the Seattle music scene trenches in various bands, found that their strong relationship, both personally and professionally, invoked a further need to explore different and exciting ways of writing and producing music together. Working together in The Shining Skulls since 2009, they used the experience and knowledge to start crafting what they thought to be their "best practices" to make new music that touched upon the old influences and sought to find something new. Having strong vocal skills and widely varying musical influences, as well as a mastery of their chosen weapons, they have begun traveling down the new path easily and have already produced some really great music.
Enlisting the percussive skill-set of their friend and former bandmate Keith Greer (electric/acoustic percussion) and the Jack-of-all-trades musical MASTERY of Justin Joyce (guitars, keys), they set out to cover the entire spectrum of energy and flow. Andrew's ability to mix the melancholy with giddy happiness and Jordan's deep-heart emotional connections, combined with Keith's controlled chaos and unstoppable energy, and Justin's ability to fill in all the gaps with majesty and pure musical awesomeness...they plan to make music for all to enjoy until the end times...and beyond!