POZ Showcase: The Tragic Thrills
The Tragic Thrills, despite the melancholy name, are a pop-rock band with a sunny, nearly effervescent atmosphere about them. The bright guitars, piano melodies, and lively vocals are enough to lift anyone’s spirits. Going on a sun-drenched camping adventure with your best friends helps capture the vibe of The Tragic Thrills’ “Everyday” perfectly – watch it below.
For Fans Of: American Authors, Oh Honey, Echosmith
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by Ashley Aron
Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
The Tragic Thrills consists of Zach Porter as lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Chris Morrison lead guitar, Cameron Quiseng playing bass, Ans Gibson on drums and Gabe Rudner with the keyboard.
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
Zach and Cam are from San Diego, Gabe from Orange County, and Chris & Ans are Pennsylvania guys.
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
The band has had music out for about a year now, however this lineup of the band has been playing together for a fresh age of about four months. We met up through old bands and contacts and hit it off.
How have you grown since you started?
We are all lifelong musicians, so the band started growing as soon as we started discovering each other musically during the first couple practices. We know Zach likes to get so dynamic that it can be hard to hear his guitar at critical soft points, so we have to adjust and be on the same page. These are the discoveries you can only find from playing together.
What sets you apart from other bands?
The first thing that someone might find stands out are the lyrics of the songs. Zach is a great storyteller and a lot of these songs on the album are quite specific yet very relatable. As far as the live setting, we love to get extremely dynamic with the songs. We bring the levels way down when appropriate and then build it to a full sounding explosive sound for the dramatic parts of the songs.
What’s the best part about being in your band?
I think the best part of being in The Tragic Thrills is that we are all on the same page in life. We have all been in other bands and know the drill. We are ready to take this to the next level. And we all love touring and seeing the country, hopefully the rest of the world too. Actually scratch that, the best part is that we are in San Diego a lot, and the California burrito is insane there.
More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
We try to be pretty cognizant of what we listen to because yes, no matter what, it bleeds through in some shape or form. My grandpa left me an old songbook of old folk standards and spirituals and I’ve been making an effort to learn them all.
The Tragic Thrills: Rainy day writing.
Audio: Tears (Acoustic)
Artist: The Tragic Thrills
Album: Tears (Acoustic)
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The Tragic Thrills - Tears (Acoustic)
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We caught up with The Tragic Thrills in an interview during their tour with Air Traffic Controller.
He’s long gone 😔