Who are you and what are you doing here? (what is your name, what is the band and what is your role in the band?)
My name is Andy Bell, and I play guitar and piano for The After Party. We are a young three piece pop band based out of Kansas, but we have spent a majority of the last two years away from home touring theUnited States and Canada.
How did the band start?
All through high school, we played in various bands across pretty much every genre, but never really considered pursing a full time career in music until our senior year. We just realized we loved playing way too much to give it up, so we put off college and hit the road as soon as we graduated in 2010. We’re still going HAM and not looking back!
How would you describe your band?
We are like a smooth sip of sweet tea on a hot summer day
If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your band which one would it be?
Probably our acoustic song “California,” it describes our life pretty well.
In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets your band apart from the
One thing that I don’t see in a lot of other bands is that all three of us can sing and play multiple instruments. We take pride in our harmonies and definitely get creative with those in our live sets.
Where are people able to hear your songs?
You can pick up our new EP “Kansas” on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/
Are you playing any shows anytime soon (if you live outside of Australia, do you have any plans for a trip down under)?
We have some American tours planned, but unfortunately nothing in Australia :/ we’d love to perform down there one day though!
What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a band?
In the last month we’ve had three different songs on MTV, so that has been pretty exciting! I never thought my music would be on TV when I first started playing 🙂
Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?
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Anything Else you’d like to add?
Keep an eye out for our new music video for “Waste The Day,” coming out this August!