Genre - Alternative/Rock/Pop
Taking Canyon is a Pop Punk/ Alternative Rock band out of Boulder, Colorado that formed in the fall of 2011. They are excited about what they feel is a new and original sound that they are trying to bring to the music scene. They're interested in trying to expand as much as they can and play as many shows with different bands as much as possible. Their main goals are to have fun and make music that everyone can enjoy, dance to, and sing along with!
As the frontman and a founding member of Taking Canyon, Jeremy seems to have found his niche. After years of bouncing around the Colorado hardcore, metal, and acoustic scenes, Jeremy decided to head in a different direction musically, and what he has found is something pleasingly different, something powerful. Confident and kind, and armed with the ability to hit a broad range of notes and melodic pitches, and formulate catchy vocal hooks, Jeremy has taken his musical vision and made it a reality with Taking Canyon. Very articulate, and a strong poetic composer, Jeremy writes songs that offer different takes on love and life, and he sings them with an honesty that allows the crowd a look into his heart, and can sometimes make it seem as if he is singing straight to theirs. Utilizing his different musical and intellectual influences, Taking Canyon has become a vehicle for Jeremy to blossom as a vocalist and a songwriter, both instrumentally and lyrically, and the two seem to be a match made in heaven.
Another of the founding members of the band, Joe has taken his musical experience to a higher level with Taking Canyon. After a solid experience in the Colorado acoustic scene, Joe teamed with Jeremy with a vision of creating a powerpop band that would combine all of their musical influences into something they could call their own. Joe loves music and it is apparent every time he picks up his guitar, whether at practice or at shows. Channeling his emotions through each chord he strikes or each unwavering note he plays, Joe brings a charisma and flavor to the band that helps ignite their music. Funny and kind, Joe acts as a glue to hold the band together, and is constantly looking for ways to improve both himself and the band as a whole, pushing the band to be better and maximize its sound.
A driving force for the band, Zach has become the perfect addition to the band. With his smooth, yet powerful bass lines, he has become a catalyst for Taking Canyon’s sound. Despite the significance of this contribution, he still brings more to the table. Extremely creative musically, he has begun assisting in the writing process and, utilizing his innate sense of rhythm, has given a broad warmth to the band's sound. A gifted musician, Zach has quickly become a key member as the band looks forward, the future looks bright with Zach in the picture.
Andrew has truly found a home with Taking Canyon. Andrew has been in the music scene for a number of years playing in several popular local groups, one of which is local rock outfit Rescue Atlantis. Music is Andrew's life, and that shines through any time he has his guitar in hand. He strives to play every thing perfectly and will not settle for anything less, whether it is a complex lead riff or poppy chord progression Andrew always gets the best sound possible out of what he is playing and loves to perform. He has also asserted himself as one of the main song writers alongside Jeremy, and that has been one of the key pieces in helping push the band in the direction they are headed in now. With Andrew now a part of Taking Canyon the band's ceiling is infinite, and everyone is excited about where it's headed with him now an integral piece of the team.
As the newest member of the band, Carl has quickly become the final crucial piece to the sound Taking Canyon has desired since the beginning. With a myriad of different musical interests and influences, he has the ability to get a crowd in the palm of his hand as he drives each and every song with his technical and precise execution of every beat, along with his extremely powerful fills. Carl is the perfect complement to the melodically and poppy driven sound of Taking Canyon, and he gives each song its own taste with his ability to make creative beats and impose his will on the rhythm of each song. Bringing Carl in has also brought in a positive personality to the band, as he has quickly created a fun and exciting feel that the band has been able to thrive on. His outlook on song structure and how the music should flow in general has already had a strong influence on how the band has been able to maximize their sound. It is difficult not to be extremely excited about what the future may hold with Carl at the helm, driving the tempo of every song