Identity

Identity

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With dynamic lyrics and melodic hooks, Identity has developed into their very own unique sound. Incorporating influences ranging from rock to hip hop, even punk to pop genres, the band's invigorating mix of soul searching lyrics and powerful guitar riffs is sure to set off any audience.

Biography

The band Identity is made up of four friends with a vision for ministry and music who have come together with a compassion for those struggling to find their identity in a mixed up, confusing world.

Identity’s singer Andrew Sanderson, raised in New Mexico, began to pull together the band as he moved across the country eventually stopping in North Jersey in pursuit of other music professionals. He was introduced to Gary Scheffler through mutual friends shortly after his arrival in the Garden State. Andrew soon made a phone call to buddy Cody Landis, preceding his arrival from Oklahoma City, inviting him to join Identity. Andrew and Cody had worked closely together on a previous project out west. Gary then brought in long time friend and musician Harry Matlack who he also had worked with previously. Finally, the band composition was complete.
 
With dynamic lyrics and melodic hooks, Identity has developed into their very own unique sound.  Incorporating influences ranging from rock to hip-hop, even punk to pop genres, the band's invigorating mix of soul-searching lyrics and powerfully driven guitar laden progressions is sure to enthrall any audience. "We want to be a band that successfully combines a variety of styles into one unique sound,” says Sanderson.
 
However, this is not the sole purpose and driving force behind the band. They hope to encourage others to pursue a life contrary to society’s standards and to understand one’s individual identity and purpose through God’s eyes.  "We stand on our faith and beliefs, and we want others to find this truth. Through our music we hope fans can discover who they can become as believers," Andrew states. “We want to make a positive impact on a society that so easily focuses on the negative. Our priority is to help people see God’s faithfulness through struggles and help them understand how to find the peace that comes from Jesus Christ. We feel our music has the ability to do just that. There are so many bands out their posing the questions; we want to provide some answers." Identity desires to connect with real people on life's real issues, providing inspiration to all.
 
Identity hides behind no mask. What you see is what you get - on stage and off.  Through their music, they express what their eyes have seen, what years have taught, and what hearts have felt. 

Discography

10 song LP released June 2005
Singles: "Destiny or Comfort?" Chosen by Thomas Nelson Bilble Pulblishing as Theme song for Public Service Announcement: September 2005: Airing on thousands of radio and tv stations across the country. The single itself will begin airing January 2006 in CHR and Rock stations across the country.

"Back To Being Me" single on radio stations across Midwest. 100.3 The Kross in Tulsa 89.9 the Star in Dallas and 88.3 Massive 88 in Albuqueque, NM to name a few

Set List

1. My Pride
2. Gone
3. Aftermath
4. Fill My Cup
5. Back To Being Me
6. Save Me
7. Hide and Seek
8. No Worries
9. Destiny or Comfort
10. Dont you Know
Usually do a 35-45 minute set.