People often confuse lack of age with immaturity. One needs to look no further than Knoxville's Beyond The Coast to see what a group of hyper motivated teens are capable of.
This six piece band is, if nothing else, driven to succeed. Each day, the band's goal is to accomplish something that helps push them forward. Whether it's booking and playing shows or working on promotion, the band has worked tirelessly to propel themselves to success.
Recently, the six piece band took it's largest step yet, recording a 4 song EP with Lucas Sams, a member of one of Knoxville's top bands, On My Honor. The EP, titled "Keep Your Enemies Closer" is sure to spread the band's sound to new audiences, being the band's first real recorded effort.
Made up of 6 Knoxville youngsters, Beyond The Coast is a diverse sound. With vocal work being split between clean vocalist Justin Mendoza and screamer Brandon Banks and assisted by guitarist Jesse Barlow, the vocal diversity is undeniable. With drummer Alex Hickey and bassist Jordan Click keeping the band's rhythm, the band has an experienced core. Finally, violinist Megan Varner adds an element to the band that few other bands can claim.
With a broad range of sounds and an undeniable sense of motivation, Beyond The Coast is a band not to be overlooked. Catch them in a city near you!
By Andrew Childress