ROCK - Punk/Hardcore
Under Influenced started as a group of school and neighborhood friends who loved to play songs by their favorite bands. This group of friends formed a father band to Under Influenced called Seconds From Silence. Two years later, guitarist Sam Tom decided to start a serious band, recruiting the lead vocalist Aaron Klein to sing once again, bass player Kevin Kattner to play guitar instead, Alex Rhode for guitar, and replacing drummer Ryan Renkas with himself. Aaron and Sam wrote music and mailed it to each other while both were attending school far away from one another in the fall of 2008. Lacking a bass player, Sam and Kevin recruited John Bajorek to join the band. Sam created the name Under Influenced, inspired by someone wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with a circled arrow facing downward. He found it humorous as it reminded him of the opposite of the government funded "above the influence" commercials. Using this as a base idea... (Read more on myspace).