Among The First

  • Genre
  • Hard Rock
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Funk ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ Hard Rock ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ New Artist ★
  • Musicians
    • Allen Wheeler — guitar
    • Jay Ealy — guitar
    • Jeremy Hogan — vocals
    • Nick Herst — bass
    • Steve Hatch — vocals
    • Taylor Klisiewicz — drums
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Q & A

How do you describe your music to people?


Modern hard rock with elements of metal and some industrial.

Tell us about how the band formed.


Allen, Nick and Taylor started ATF in 2016. Once the material started coming together, the addition of a second guitarist was need so Jay was brought on board, and after the original vocalist departed, Steve was brought into the fold in late 2018.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


That's tough. There have been quite a few over the past year. I'd say either opening for Steel Panther last May or the official Aftershock pre-party we played at Holy Diver the night before the festival.

Tell us about your worst gig.


There was fire, there was smoke, ha!

What's next for the band?


We are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to our EP.

What's your favorite local artist/group?


We've been fortunate enough to meet and/or play with so many great acts in the Sacramento area, it's impossible to pick favorites.

Who are your biggest influences?


Our influences range quite a bit from member to member.

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