Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Disarmed is a group of friends and musicians that share a passion for creating music that explores both creativity and skill, while remaining accessible to the average listener. They play the hell out of their brand of post-grunge, alternative rock and lace it with loads of vocal harmonies.


“Around 2004 I was reaching a point where I wanted to stop playing music, but after a few months I realized still I needed some kind of therapy, so I didn’t completely give it up. Disarmed was formed at this point with the notion that a gimmick isn’t needed to play music that will affect someone.” -Chad Grennor
Disarmed began as a hard rock ensemble with a revolving door of members. Playing gigs throughout Georgia the pair of Grennor and Smith began to come in to their own, truly seeing what the future might hold for the band. With the decision to relocate to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2008 Disarmed took on a 3rd full-time member, bassist Allyn Crabtree.
“I learned to play the bass as a kind of a way to meet other people and experience different thoughts and ideals. I wanted to connect with others on a deeper level than what words and actions can accomplish.”-Allyn Crabtree
Fully embracing the musical scene in Knoxville, and finally feeling complete as a band Disarmed recorded their first studio EP, Open Your Eyes in 2008.
Playing local gigs has become second nature to Disarmed. They have become accustomed to the local radio scene as well, having been featured regularly on 94.3 the X and Indie Radio Chattanooga. Given the opportunity to perform in the event 343 for Kids, Disarmed even helped to complete the Guinness Book of World Records record for longest concert performed by multiple artists. 2012 also saw Disarmed expand their sound to Chicago.
Two additional singles, “Your Streaks” (2011) and “Nothing Changes” (2012), have kept Disarmed in the ears of Knoxville. Now, with signing to Dragonfly Digital Music and Night Owl Music, Disarmed is perched and ready for a bigger, heavier sound in 2012.
“I had no idea that my decision would change the rest of my life so drastically. I have no idea where I would be if I hadn’t decided to be a part of Disarmed 7 years ago…and I don’t really want to know. I’m excited about what we’ve accomplished so far and I’m ready to see what the future holds for us over the next 7 years.” –Ashley Grennor


Disarmed is frequently played on 94.3 the X's Local X program on Sunday nights in Knoxville, TN.

Tracks are streaming via reverbnation, and at www.wearedisarmed.com.

Open Your Eyes (EP) - 2008
Your Streaks (single) - 2011
Nothing Changes (single) - 2012