Members: Craig, Stitch, Bekie, Scott, Chauncy
SiOP was formed in the summer of 1999 and on the rise ever since. They are an intense, multi-racial, multi-gender, high energy live band with many different styles combined in to one. Displaying unique vocals with in your face lyrics, raging guitars and a pumping bass complimented by a strong, solid with a groove style back beat. "No other heavy progressive style comes close to their ability to rock you and mesmerize you at the same time." John Foxworthy Garage Radio
SiOP's debut album "It Starts With One," has sold an astronomical amount of copies. Single, "Glass House," was recently featured on the hit TV show "THE SHIELD," episode 507. Singles Beside Myself, Glass House and Two Faced received numerous spins on Active and Specialty Radio formats throughout the Nation, some include KHST in Pittsburgh, Kansas, KXGE in Dubuque, IA, 98 KUPD's Red Radio Underground in AZ, KXTE X-Treme in Vegas, 93 KTCL in Colorado, WBER in Penfield, NY, WKGB in Dunmore, PA, WAITT in Omaha, WXSR in Tallahassee, WARQ in Columbia, SC,104.6 in Germany 103.9 The Edge in AZ, WKRL in NY, 93X in Minnesota, 91X in San Diego, and 92.9 KRWN in Farmington, NM and Z-98 in Sioux City, IA they battled against Linkin Park and Revis on and won.
"It Starts With One," has been placed in Metal Edge Magazine. They have had phenomenal reviews with many different major websites, magazines and newspapers. Some include Garage Radio, Planetshine.com, ModernRock.com, CollectiveUnderground.com, AZ Underground Magazine, and The Arizona Republic. SiOP had the opportunity to meet Lajon and Morgan of Sevendust and received much praise for their album, "It Starts With One."
SiOP released their second album "Abnormality" in April of 2006. This album proves the growth and diversity of this powerful, hard hitting band that refuse to compromise. "We are who we are, it is obvious we write for ourselves in hopes the industry will catch on and see our vision." SiOP does not write one style, one format, they write what they feel and speak what they know and have experienced. Their music mirrors the attitudes of each member of the siop family. The album is self produced and recorded with Byron Filson at Villian Recording based out of Phoenix, AZ. This album, this band is one to be reckoned with.
SiOP has added some new members to add a new flavor. They have released a 3-song demo featuring "Witz End," "Sunglasses," and You Don't Wanna Do it," to be followed up by their 3rd album release later in 2009.
SiOP has shared the stage with many National Acts including KORN, Brian "HEAD" Welch, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Taproot, Static-X, Breaking Benjamin, Red, Otep, Thousand Foot Krutch, Wicked Wisdom, Soulfly, Ill Nino, Hurt, Kittie, Helmet, Nonpoint, Bury Your Dead, Rev Theory, Lo-Pro, Dope, Slaves on Dope, Thornley, Motograter, Twisted Method, Insolence, Northside Kings, Gilby Clarke, Kicking Harold, and the 5100 Nokia X-Treme Sports and Music Core Tour. They keep their national focus by working with the biggest promotion companies throughout the West Coast.
SiOP has toured around the Nation and will continue to tour throughout the West Coast and beyond. They are legally represented by the one of the biggest music attorney's in the industry who will be securing the group a recording contract in the near future.