Music Monday is ready to see FALL OF FATHOM absolutely destroy the Knitting Factory [Boise] for the first time ever during the next Xclusive!
Fall of Fathom, originally known as The Fall Of Fathom, started back in 2011 in a garage with a bunch of good friends drinking and jamming together, as all good bands do! As a lot of freshman bands experience there were a lot of trial and errors that resulted in a few original members going in a different direction. Rather than splitting the band up Tanner Holmes(Guitar) and Ryan Sparrell (Drums) decided to turn the band around and push it into a different direction. The band brought on Ben Granillo (guitar). After some Facebook stalking of Jeremy Gardner (Vocalist) the band brought him on as the final puzzle piece. “For the past 6 months now we have been the happiest this band has ever felt about our new direction and music.” The band concluded
Ryan started playing the drums around 11-12 years of age when he had to choose an instrument for the 6th grade band. “I thought drums were the coolest so I picked it up and immediately fell in love with it. I then went to high school and joined drumline and continued to do that through college while playing lots of metal on the side.” Jeremy found his love of singing at a very young age while singing, closed door, in his room to Backstreet Boys and NSYNC while imagining himself singing infront of a sold out stadium! From there he did choir and taught himself to harsh vocal by listening to Killswitch Engage and Linkin Park. Ben started music in 6th grade when he joined a band where he played trumpet. He soon moved to want to play the drums but his band teacher asked if he could play guitar as there were too many drummers. From there he asked his mom to get him an elextric guitar for Christmas and 15 years later he still plays every day. Tanner used to watch his oldest brother try to play the drums and he rocked out to Motley Crue live during the 7th grade. One faithful day he saw a estaban commercial, “…and told my mom I needed that guitar set up and on my 8th birthday is when it started.” Tanner said.
The band’s name, FALL OF FATHOM, means a great deal to the band as it defines the limited understanding that people experience at times. “We use the name because we see people with this type of mindset all over the place and we would rather focus on ways to improve ourselves instead of limiting our potential.” The band also brings this mindset to their lyrics and musical arrangements. “Our goal with the lyrics and the music is to again inspire people to make a difference, to uplift those who are suffering and to let them know that they are not alone, and to bring awareness to some difficult topics like abuse, suicide, and many more.” The band concluded.
The band would like to achieve some fantastic goals over the next few years. A few short term goals they have is to release an EP, perform at Treefort and Boise Music Festival. A long term goal is to tour and be signed to a label! A final goal the band said was, “And also to just keep our friendship as strong as it is now and to play music together as long as we can.”