Back in 2012, three members of Captain Colossal were in a group known as Cherri Ryno. Although that band broke up, the three continued to make music. Sean and Kevin continued to make music together and formed Captain Colossal in 2015 with Justin joining them on bass. In August 2016, Harley joined the band on drums. With the lineup complete, Kevin was able to add to the band’s unique style by taking over the synthesizer and keyboard instead of switching between drums and guitar.
The band says that “music is a sanctuary away from all the negativity that’s in the world, and often in our daily lives. It’s comforting being with other musicians, linking together and creating something with our own ideas and influences, then sharing it with others who relate to it as much as we do.”
Captain Colossal delivers a visually energetic and musically dynamic performance, while obviously having a great time sharing and connecting with their audience.
The band released their first self-recorded EP in November 2016. They have plans to book studio time to record their first full length album in 2017.
They utilize the power of Facebook and Bandcamp as the primary method of promoting their work; but notes that friends, work associations and networking with other bands is a a source for getting the word out too.
After performing at the Sanford Music Festival, they have shows booked in March and April at The Copper Rocket. They are hard at work on new material, which they expect to be ready to play live by then.
You can find all of their show dates, and links to their music on their Facebook and Bandcamp pages;