WE THE LIVING
We The Living embodies everything great that rock bands strive for. With honest and heartfelt lyric, 24-year-old lead troubadour John Paul Roney's unique and somewhat haunting vocal soars above the rock-solid musical foundation created by bandmates Benjamin Schaefer, Matt Holmen, and Stefan Benkowski. With a name that arises from the band's shared interest in philosophy, We The Living's sound originates from their many influences, ranging from U2 to Coldplay to David Gray.
WTL was founded in Madison, WI in the fall of 2006 by Roney and Schaefer, former members of established Northeast touring act The Profits, an act who received both critical and commercial success in the ever-important college market. With a new sound and musical direction, Roney and Schaefer sought out the missing pieces they needed and added guitarist Holmen and bassist Benkowski. After touring for a short time without any new recorded music to release to their fans, the group set out to find a producer for their