Evolution Is Voluntary

Evolution Is Voluntary

 Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
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We are a band unlike any other. We play balls out indie/alternative INSTRUMENTAL rock music, with mellow beginnings and heavy endings. What you think you know about instrumental music/bands will change once you hear: Evolution Is Voluntary.

Biography

“EVOLUTION IS VOLUNTARY IS A LOCAL VA BEACH, VIRGINIA BAND FORMED IN 2009. ITS MEMBERS INCLUDE CASEY PATRICK, JACQUELYN WEBSTER, JAKE ELLINGBOE, STUDIO/GUEST BASSIST CHELSEA ELLIOT, AND PERFORMANCE BASSIST JEREMY GERVAIS. EACH MEMBER COMES FROM A WIDE RANGE OF INCREDIBLY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS. FROM A DISABLED IRAQI WAR VETERAN, WHO VOWED IF SHE RETURNED HOME FROM THE WAR ALIVE, SHE WOULD LEARN TO PLAY THE DRUMS AND FORM A BAND, TO A FRESH OFF THE BOAT BOY FROM NORTH DAKOTA. EVOLUTION IS VOLUNTARY IS AN ALL INSTRUMENTAL BAND WITH ROOTS ALL OVER THE PLACE, BUT THE ONE THING IT ISNT, IS UNORIGINAL. THEY JUST COMPLETED RECORDING THEIR FIRST EP AT BATTLEGROUND SOUND RECORDING STUDIOS, IN NORFOLK, VA. THE ALBUM IS DUE TO BE RELEASED MID-MAY/ JUNE 2012, AND WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON ITUNES. THEY HAVE PLAYED NUMEROUS VENUES IN THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA, INCLUDING THE JEWISH MOTHER AT HILLTOP, SHAKA’S AT THE OCEANFRONT, LOCALPOLOOZA 2011, SEASIDE BAR, FEATURED ON THE RADIO SHOW FACE 2 FACE W/ BRIAN HOLLAND,LOCAL RADIO STATION 96.1, AND THE NORVA. THEY HAVE SHARED THE STAGE WITH SUCH ACTS AS HOLLYWOULD, SECRET MARK, THE PICUP KIDS, DEJA, FLORAL TERRACE, THE GETAWAYS,THE ELEVENTH HOUR,THE GREATER THE RISK,SILENCE IN SOLITUDE, GENTLEMEN BASTARDS, AND MANY MORE. THEY ARE A VERY PASSIONATE AND DRIVEN GROUP WITH INSPIRATIONS FROM PINK FLOYD, JANIS JOPLIN, THE BEATLES, THE WHO, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, BAYSIDE, TOOL TO CLASSICAL AND 40'S ERA MUSIC. OUR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE INFLUENCES ARE VAST AND EVER-GROWING. WE LOVE TO PERFORM, WE LOVE TO JUST PLAY MUSIC...ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, AND WITH EVERY OUNCE OF BEING WE HAVE.

WEBPAGES:

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EIVBAND
WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/EVOLUTUIONISVOLUNTARY

Discography

+CONFESSIONS OF A DYING KING
+ENFORCED BY AIRCRAFT
+COUNTING BRICKS
+HAUNTED
+THEY'RE AMONG US
+ASSORTED LUNATICS

-SUNDANCE
-DIRTY MONEY
-PRIMITIVE MINDS
-SAD REALM

+ SYMBOLIZE SONGS AVAILABLE ON WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/EVOLUTIONISVOLUNTARY FOR STREAMING AND ON OUR FIRST EP, TO BE AVAILABLE ON ITUNES SOON

- SYMBOLIZE SONGS TO BE RELEASED AS SINGLES, SEPARATELY FROM OUR FIRST EP

Set List

CONFESSIONS OF A DYING KING
ENFORCED BY AIRCRAFT
THEY'RE AMONG US
COUNTING BRICKS
HAUNTED
ASSORTED LUNATICS
-SUNDANCE
-PRIMITIVE MINDS
-DIRTY MONEY