Saturday, August 18, 2007


Flyleaf is an alternative rock and post-grunge band from Belton, Texas. They originated as a band called Passerby, but due to legalities, the band name was changed to the current Flyleaf. "A flyleaf is the blank page at the front of a book," explains Lacey Mosley, Flyleaf's vocalist. "It's the dedication page, the place you write a message to someone you're giving a book to. And, that's kind of what our songs are -- personal messages that provide a few moments of clarity before the story begins." One of their favorite quotes might be "We are here just to make music."

Their music is a mix of hard rock styles. The band cites influences such as Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Incubus, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Nirvana.

The members of the band are proclaimed Christians, but their music covers broad topics. Christianity is an influence in their music, but it wouldn't be fair to call it their genre.

Five years ago, vocalist Lacey Mosley began playing music with drummer James Culpepper. Later on guitarists Jared Hartmann and Sameer Bhattacharya were recruited. "Sameer and Jared are really experimental with melodies and pedals, and we all had different influences that were all blending together with the same passionate and hopeful heart, and that brought out this beautiful feeling. It was magical," said Mosley. Bassist Kirkpatrick Seals joined in 2002.

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