Formed in 2014, The Greeting Committee consists of vocalist Addie Sartino, guitarist Brandon Yangmi, bassist Pierce Turcotte, and drummer Austin Fraser, half of which are still in high school. The band quickly emerged into the music scene after catching the attention of Lazlo Geiger, a radio personality from 96.5 The Buzz (KRBZ Kansas City).
The Greeting Committee’s debut EP, titled ‘It’s Not All That Bad,’ captivated the hearts of listeners with its intelligent musicality and meaningful lyrics. “If you want smart, credible music with a raw energy that inspires, you just found it,” says Geiger. The EP was re-released through Harvest Records in October of 2015, leading The Greeting Committee to land tours with bands such as KITTEN, Saint Motel, and The Mowgli’s, as well as festivals such as Mo Pop in Detroit and the 25th anniversary Lollapalooza in Chicago.
“We’re working to create a collaborative environment with our surroundings,” explains Sartino, “To us, The Greeting Committee is an art project influenced by the listeners. The music is merely the soundtrack to something much greater.” After recording in Capitol Studio B in August 2016, the band plans to release new music in the near future.