Wait for Green was formed in 2006 at Florida State University by original founding members Drew Dockerill (Lead Vocals/ Guitar) and AJ Larson (Bass). The band would combine funk, reggae, jazz, and alternative rock to create the signature Wait For Green sound. After playing numerous shows in the college town of Tallahassee, FL the band started to garner the attention of the 40,000 plus student population in the area, and in 2009 played sold out shows with Slightly Stoopid, Reel Big Fish, and The Wailers. Later that year the band was asked to play Sunfest held in West Palm Beach, FL along with an all-star lineup including 311, Slightly Stoopid,UB40, Pepper, Pennywise, Citizen Cope, G. Love, and many more. Just before their move to California the band would play their first international show in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica headlining the ISA Billabong World Surfing Games.
In late 2009 Wait for Green made the move to Los Angeles, CA. Within the first months of their move the band was already playing some of the most well known LA venues such as The Roxy, El Rey, The Key Club, Viper Room, and Whisky A Go Go. While living in LA the band acquired Will Hopkins (Drums) who was studying at Musicians Institute. In early 2011 Wait for Green’s song “Day One” was featured on the NBC show “Chase”, making it their first major network placement. Wait for Green went into the studio to record their second full length album with producer Matt Laplant (Skindred, Fiction Plane) in the summer of 2011. The album combines their best work written after their move to California. The album drops November 22nd on the group’s label Go For Broke Records. The band currently plays with two additional live musicians Kyle Barnett (Guitar) and Pier Salami (Keys, Programming).
Drew Dockerill - Lead Vocal
AJ Larson - Bass
Will Hopkins - Drums
James Kirby - Guitar
All In LP 2007
Self Titled 2011
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Going All In
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Wait For Green All In Self Released (Wait for Green MySpace) Wait For Green most def...Wait For Green
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Wait For Green most definitely brings the ROCK in its huge reggae rock sound. It is also hard to believe this outfit from Florida has been together less than a year, solidifying All In as an even more amazing accomplishment.
With obvious influences of 311 and Incubus, Wait For Green still manages to do more than enough to construct its own overall style. The 12-track album opens with the incredibly infectious Build it Up, Burn it Down, this song is just begging to be played on the radio. It features an insanely catchy chorus and some nice Tim Mahoney (311) inspired soloing. Also reminiscent of early 311 and Incubus is the bass work and song structures to two of my personal favorite songs here, the sweet title track All In and the slap bass mayhem of Against the Sound.
A lot of credit has to go to vocalist, Drew Dockerill for utilizing his voice to the fullest here and for laying done some memorable and original vocal work. Particularly in some of the big choruses after a huge musical build up, like on From the Top of a Mountain. As we all know, nothing sinks a CD quicker than an average vocalist.
The album finishes with three songs recorded live in the studio and all almost sounding just as good as the polished studio tracks. With the light and breezy Let the Record Play best showcasing each individual’s talents in a unified perfect summertime song jam.
A must for fans of 311 and Ballyhoo! Wait for Green has delivered a debut album worth stopping for. All In indeed.
Reviewed by Pilipo
All In can be purchased online HERE.
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Wait For Green PDF Print E-mail Formed in August 2006, Wait For Green is comprised of singer ...Wait For Green
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Formed in August 2006, Wait For Green is comprised of singer Drew Dockerill, bassist AJ Larson, guitarist Rafael Britto, and drummer Derek Hall. After finishing their first 4 song EP at Vision Studios during the spring of 2007, the band's ongoing success continues to rise.
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Drew Dockerill and AJ Larson both lived in the same dorm during their freshman year at Florida State University. Their similar interest in music encouraged them to hang out in each other's rooms and write music. At the start of their sophomore year in college they recruited drummer Gavin Hawley and played shows around Tallahassee. The three piece band called Eastwood, who focused mainly on playing reggae, caught the eyes of many people in the local scene. Drew and AJ eventually felt that some changes needed to be made to the lineup. In need of a more talented and dedicated drummer, as well as a lead guitarist, Drew asked around to see who he could find. His close friend Evan Scott mentioned Derek Hall when he was asked if he knew any drummers. Evan had heard Derek's old band play and recommended the tight drummer. Drew got in contact with Derek and he (a freshman at the time) accepted the offer. Rafael Britto was Hall's roommate during their freshman year at FSU. When Drew and AJ arrived to Derek's dorm room to show him some of the songs to give Derek an idea of what was to come, Rafael stepped in with some ideas for the songs. Because of that, Rafael was also asked to join the band as the lead guitarist.
WAIT FOR GREEN in the FSView and Tallahassee Democrat
Not only has WFG quickly become known around Florida for their energentic and entertaining live performances, but they have also completed an 8 song CD available in June 2007 after less than one year as a band. Playing at notable venues such as Floyds Music, The Beta Bar, Big Daddy's (number 2 college bar in the USA), Ocean Club in Jacksonville and The Bayside Hut in Miami, the fanbase is continually growing day by day.
Their music has been spinning and on rotation online through MTVU.com's Best Music On Campus.
Wait For Green has recently won the Florida State University Music and Entertainment Industry (MEISA) 2007 Battle Of The Bands. They are also competing for a slot on the 2007 Warped Tour with the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands ERINE BALL.
Wait For Green has also been accepted to going the MTVU website, Best Music On Campus. After submitting their online press-kit, MTV officials approved their music and granted them access to the MTV website [http://www.bestmusiconcampus.com/band/default.aspx?bandID=1592# Best Music On Campus MTV]
Set lists at shows range from 30 minutes to an hour +, depending on the gig and if we're headlining or not.
We also have a couple of hours of covers, a mix of some Incubus, 311, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, and whatever else we can think of on the spot or we are required to play, etc.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.