Drums: Jayden Mermella
Guitar: Josh Gomez
Bass: Graham Butler
Finding September Bio:
Passion fuels innovation, and nobody is more passionate than the talented young musicians from San Antonio, TX that call themselves Finding September. Their high octane pop punk/alternative fusion gives them an in-your-face edge that is only sharpened by their musical prowess and professionalism. Then again, when you have a myriad of influences to draw from, you’re going to get creative!
Drummer Jayden Mermella and his heavy metal tastes bring a sense of urgency and attitude at a relentless pace that never lets up. His speedy drum fills are versatile and his power is matched only by his consistency. Guitarist Josh Gomez, who counts bands as diverse as Iron Maiden, Ice Nine Kills, and Led Zeppelin among his influences, compliments the double-bass madness of Mermella with crushing riffs that border on six-string abuse. His solid rhythm playing and seamless lead work make it easy to forget he’s the only guitar player in the band, but thank goodness for the four-string thunder of newcomer Graham Butler. Butler recently joined the band as their new bassist, and his thrash/funk background are made even more diverse by the fact that he used to play in a Latin-influenced band when he was back home in Madison, WI. Fronting the band and rounding out their worldly sound is Emily Bayardo, whose rich, honest vocals are never overdone. Her R&B influences clash with power-punk roots and give her a unique approach to fronting the tight-knit group.
The band recorded their debut EP with Chelsea Grin drummer Pablo Viveros at Elevate Studios, and the first single, “Summer Club”, was released in May 2018. History, their impressive debut, dropped 6/22/18, and has gone on to receive high praise and positive reviews from fans and critics alike. ÜberRock, a respected UK rock publication, said “Their brand of pop punk brings different flavors to the mix and allows them to create some separation from other bands in the genre by establishing a distinct foundation.” South Texas Sound Project praised their versatility and passion, declaring “…Finding September could soon be the new little ol’ band from Texas we are all talking about.”