Facebook: Heather King
Birthday: June 4th
Gear: Rhodes Piano, Taylor guitar
How long you've been playing: I've been singing since college, playing the piano since age eight, and playing guitar for six years.
Hobbies/activities: Blogging, reading, watching movies, playing piano, cooking, and gardening.
Musical Influences: The Civil Wars, Gwen Stefani, MuteMath, Coldplay, David Crowder, Chris Tomlin
Favorite DW song: Break My Silence
Most memorable touring experience: Playing in front of 10,000 people at the Denver Coliseum.
Favorite city you've played in: Seattle, WA
Likes: My kids Lincoln and Hayden, mocha coconut frappuccinos, my cat Richard Parker, decorating my house, my mom's spaghetti recipe, my husband Caleb's jokes
Favorite TV shows: The Wire, The Office, House, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, The Shield, Arrested Development, Damages, Big Love, Breaking Bad, Fringe
Favorite movies: A Mighty Wind, Mystery Men, the Harry Potter series, the Star Wars Trilogy, anything scary
Favorite books: Anything by Stephen King, anything by Anne Lamott, the Harry Potter books, the Chronicles of Narnia, Wicked, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
A paragraph about you: I love what I do. When I'm not singing, I'm playing the piano, or teaching others to play the piano or sing. I love seeing other people getting excited about making music. I'm married to Caleb. He's my best friend, and I'm so lucky to spend most of my time with him. We're hoping our two kids will be musicians, artists, and all around creative kids. I'm a gardening maniac. I laughed at my parents when they spent every day in their garden, but now I'm turning into them! These days I get excited about talking about compost piles. I go to the movies every chance I get, and I love to read. I'm also trying to launch a writing career. You can read my blog at www.heatherkingstory.com. My vices are Starbuck's Mocha Coconut and Peppermint Mocha Frappuccinos and I'm happy to say. . .my own cooking (I've finally learned how to do it!)
Facebook: William Coleman
Birthday: August 28th
Gear: Eden, SWR, Epiphone.
How long you've been playing bass guitar? Since 1991. Ping-Pong? Since I was five probably.
Hobbies/activities: Walking the neighborhoods, the lakeshore, and downtown; disc golf; watching and listening to bands; writing, recording, and performing music; chilling with the wife; hanging with the fam and friends; shooting and editing video.
Musical Influences: Radiohead, Tokyo Police Club, Beach House, Hillsong United, Michael Gungor Band, Sigur Ros, Band of Horses, Angels and Airwaves, (and there are so many more . . . ). Thank God for Grooveshark and Pandora!
Favorite DW song: "All Day Long".
Most memorable touring experience: Wow. There's a reality show's wealth of material here. Pick one? Well, alright. How about playing on "The New Jim Bakker Show" in Branson, MO? I mean, come on. Branson? Jim Bakker? We're the guest musicians? Or was I in some sort of dream state, second-level deep, like the film "Inception"? No, the totem is a sword, and it can be yours for a $200 donation. Yes. A sword. Somebody warn the FedEx driver: That thing's sharp!
Favorite city you've played in: Evart, MI.
Likes: Warm weather, low humidity, road trips, plane trips, train trips, Google Maps, fruit snacks, bottled spring water, bananas, Florida oranges, Chicago sports teams, Lake Shore Drive, bicycle rides, Portillo's, Chick-fil-A, chocolate chip cookies, Urban Outfitters, Macbeth shoes, MacBook Pro, New York City, Estes Park, San Antonio, Austin, Seattle, England, Paris, Amsterdam, Arizona, California.
Favorite TV shows: Saturday Night Live, The Office, Family Guy, Community, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, My Life As Liz, Arrested Development, Flight of the Conchords.
Favorite movies: Star Wars; Harry Potter; Chronicles of Narnia; Lord of the Rings; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Goonies; Ghostbusters; The Blues Brothers; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Scott Pilgrim vs. The World; Waiting for Guffman; Life of Brian; The Holy Grail; Mystery Men; Juno; Napoleon Dynamite; Anchorman; Billy Madison; So I Married an Axe Murderer; Office Space.
Favorite books: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version; Elementary Harmony, Robert W. Ottman; The New Testament, History, Literature, and Social Context, Dennis C. Duling; Network+ Guide to Networks, Tamara Dean; Beginning Rails 3, The Expert's Voice in Web Development, Cloves Carneiro Jr. and Rida Barazi.
Favorite quotes: "What if we see sailfish?" (A Mighty Wind). "See now, this is why mad scientists are generally less desirable than your common or garden variety scientist." (Mystery Men).
A comment about you: Childhood memories include playing Nerf flag football in the front yard, using driveways as end zones. We also ran pass patterns in the vacant street. Vacant, that is, except for parked cars along the curb. Be careful not to slam into one of them when you're running a down-and-out. Hike!
Facebook: Caleb King
Birthday: February 10th
How long you've been playing: Since 1990.
Hobbies/activities: Painting, drawing, reading, philosophy, mischief
Musical Influences: The Police, Muse, The Dandy Warhols, MuteMath, Pearl Jam
Favorite DW song: Break My Silence
Most memorable touring experience: Roaming the streets of Seattle on an unseasonably warm day in March.
Favorite city you've played in: New Orleans, LA
Likes: Coffee, burgers, bizarre T-shirts, intelligent conversation, friends
Favorite TV shows: Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, The Office, Community, True Blood, Big Love, House, The Wire, Lost, Iron Chef
Favorite movies: Into the Wild, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, A Mighty Wind, Stranger than Fiction, The Star Wars Trilogy, Taken
Favorite books: American Gods by Neil Gaiman, A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren, Process/Recess by James Jean, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, The Somnabulist by Jonathan Barnes, Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Favorite quotes: "I have recurring nightmares that I was loved for who I am; missed the opportunity to be a better man," from the song “HooDoo” by Muse.
A paragraph about you: I have always been attracted to the arts. Music, writings, poetry, drawings, paintings, it doesn't matter. In response to my overwhelming love for all things creative, I desire to contribute my own ideas to the greater movement. Through music, I have been able to explore the poetic side of my beliefs through lyric writing, and musically I have been able to draw from those musicians I look up to and create something that gives a nod to them while staying fundamentally myself.