Surviving September Chats of Works and Shows!

Hard rockin grunge punks SURVIVING SEPTEMBER have been around for a while, releasing a couple of really good songs, even an album, with the band always hard at work writing all new material. This band chats of their works below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The history of the band is easy, We got together for the first time 2 years ago and wrote four of the best songs I've ever played in one night. The rest is history. 

Steve Parker - Guitar and Vocals - Is a songwriting monster. Seriously. Fanboy of Sheena Easton and Coolio, And is secretly in love with the beautiful bastard John Stamos.

Mike OBrien - Lead Guitar - Has been playing guitar most of his life. Main influences are Grunge and Blues. Mike has wooden legs and real feet.

Joe Stone - Bass - Started playing bass by accident after a nuclear spill in the kitchen. Stole his uncles bass rig and made it his bitch. Still learning "The basics of Bass", and how to screw trees in the wild.

Rod Herrick - Drums - Learned how to play drums on his Dad's vintage Ludwig 4 piece trap set. Honing his skills over a lifetime, Rod now plays a 7 piece Pearl Export ELX Custom Set with a lot of cymbals and other stuff that goes bang and shnish. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name Surviving September, as a band name, has been around for a long time. Created by Steve Parker, we resurrected the name for this band because we all survived a troubling experience together as a band in September and decided the name fit who we were at the time. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is based out of Jacksonville Fl, with our drummer driving down from South Carolina for regular practices. If you want to make it work, you gotta sacrifice. The music scene, for the most part, is great. We play most of our shows in Tampa, Orlando, and Daytona Fl. There are so many bands that deserve to be mentioned here, Divided Truth, Dancing with Ghosts, The Dood, Defy the Tyrant. We cant forget the local scene wouldn't be what it is without Superfan Shannon Juergensen playing the best bands in Jacksonville on her weekly radio show.

4. How would you describe your style?

The bands style can be described as having a hard rock feel with hints of grunge and punk. We all have different musical tastes and styles. Merge them together and you get Surviving September.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have released a couple of really good songs, available on all streaming platforms and our website. 

Song 1:Your Time is up, with a music video on Youtube

Song 2: Prey, with a music video on Youtube

Song 3: Longing for, With a music video on Rumble. 

Song 4: The End

Band: People can expect genuine music that feels good to listen to. The songs are written from personal experiences/situations and most people can relate to them.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We are always writing new music. Our first album, Silver Linings, has all of the original Surviving September songs on it, and our newest release, The End, is a sample of what our second album will sound like. We have also written 3 new songs with our new drummer, Rod Herrick, as a way of feeling out his playing style. Those songs are all killer, and hopefully ready to be recorded soon.

7. Have any plans of shows or touring in the works?

We currently have 3 shows lined up in Jacksonville Fl 4/10, 4/25 at Jack Rabbits with Fate Destroyed and Living Dead Girl, and 6/9 at Archtype with Raviner, and one in Fort Walton Beach on 6/14 with Raviner again. We are trying to work the details out for a quick tour of the South Eastern United States, and we talk about coming to Europe and hopefully pulling a few weeks in Germany, England ect. We are also accepting shows from all over. 

8. What plans do we have for the future of the band.

We'd like to take over the world of music. LOL. On a more serious note, We're a new band, with a new musical style, and with no disrespect to the bands that have been doing this for a long time, but it's time to make room at the top for the new guys.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We have a website,, where you can buy our music, merch, and pictures of our bass player in his underpants (Not really, but if it'll help drive people to the site, stay tuned) and you can stream all of our released stuff on all the major streaming platforms. You can see all of our music videos to date, plus some live show clips, on our YouTube and Rumble channel. All of these things are connected to our website. 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We really like for them to remember the song and the name of the band. Also, that new music is out there. We play with so many bands that are scratching for a spot. All of the bands we play with are really good and have something to offer. Live shows are really entertaining, and you arent going to die if you watch a local band at a local venue. That's where we get most of the attention from our fans. At the local show. Grinding it out.

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