“If you haven’t heard….you absolutely need to,” according to a reviewer of the 2010 release from Have You Heard , a pop rock band based in Nashville, TN. “Where You Want Me” brought this group national attention. Playing for audiences from the southeast to the midwest has garnered the band positive reviews and a growing following.
Founding band members, vocalist Jeff Moore and guitarist Matthew Jaikaran, had a strong musical direction and knew the sound they wanted to achieve when they joined forces to create Have You Heard. Their first EP “We Do This By Ourselves,” released in 2008, generated a buzz around the Southeast for this new band.
Refining their mature, pop rock sound, which draws on the influence of music from bands like Dashboard Confessional, Tokyo Police Club, Paramore, The Starting Line, meant finding just the right combination of musicians for their next project. Sol Philcox, the internationally known guitarist from Norwich, England, who now makes his home in Nashville, joined Jeff and Matt. Drummer Alex Jackson, transplanted from Texas to Tennessee, was the next piece of the musical puzzle in creating the Have You Heard sound. And when the group met bassist Deeyon Kamtarin, another English import from South London, they knew the band was complete.
Encouraged by the positive response to “Where You Want Me,” the band started writing songs for their next album. Lead guitarist Sol Philcox explains, “When we were writing “Where You Want Me,” it was just me, Jeff, and Matt. Alex learned the songs in the studio. Now that we’ve solidified our lineup, we feel like this group of guys can write an even stronger record.”
Building on their previous success, Have You Heard released their 4 song EP "take.create.revive." in August 2011. The EP has served as a transition for the band's change in writing. Vocalist Jeff Moore says "We felt like we wanted our sound in a different direction. We didn't have a particular sound we were shooting for but we wanted to strive for something unique." The band has already started writing for a follow up to "take.create.revive." Expect new music in early 2012 from Have You Heard.
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