Members: Ryan Diskey (Vocals), Ronnie Ish (Guitar, Vocals), Eric Hewitt (Guitar, Vocals), Ramsey Hall (Bass), Mike Babb (Drums)
Genre: Millennial Rock
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Recent Release: “It’s Starting To Hurt A Lot Like Christmas”
It’s safe to say that 2015 has been a great one for millennial rockers, The Drama State. This summer, the band released their EP, The Quiet Life, which was shared with fans on the Vans Warped Tour and included a track with The Dangerous Summer’s AJ Perdomo. Earlier this month, the band put out their cover of Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (which is probably my favorite one I’ve heard – check it out here) and has received nothing but a great response from fans! And now the band just put out an original holiday track, written by the lead singer Ryan Diskey, and explores the lonelier side of Christmas that many of us have dealt with. Next from the guys? A sophomore full-length that we cannot wait to hear. Get to know more about The Drama State below!
How did The Drama State form and come to be what it is today?
We had all been friends for a while. We came together with our ideas and decided that we wanted to be in a band that represented all of us better as people and musicians than what we had been doing previously.
Who are some of your musical influences – both as a band and individually?
As a band: Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin.
Ryan: Jacob Dylan (The Wallflowers), Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Anberlin.
Ronnie: The Used, My American Heart, Taking Back Sunday.
Ramsey: Death Cab For Cutie, Brand New, Jimmy Eat World.
Eric: Story Of The Year, Glassjaw, Thrice.
Mike: Motley Crue, Matchbox 20, The Starting Line.
What do you enjoy most about playing shows?
Ryan: Meeting new people.
Ronnie: Sharing emotions.
Ramsey: Having fun.
Mike: Connecting with people.
Eric: dammit, those are all the things I was going to say ^
What do you do when you’re not playing music?
Collectively we are family and friends, pet, video game, fishing and outdoor, baseball, travel, social events and whiskey advocates. Some of us do a lot of those things, some of do little of those things BUT we all do those things.
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