S.Y.F.T

Formed in August of 05, S.Y.F.T, comprised of Sean Ingalls (Vocals), Nick Switzer (Drums), Taylor Klise (Guitar), and Eric Sorensen (Bass) have spent the last 4 years building an impressive list of credentials. With its recent release, “Last Chance for a Legacy”. S.Y.F.T has welcomed in new heights and thus new expectations. From radio airplay to magazine features, S.Y.F.T has matured into a solid heavy melodic rock band with a unique and professional sound. They have grown an impressive fan base from playing continuously live. S.Y.F.T’s music is quite diverse with a strong response across all ages and rock music demographics. It is in the defining of the band and their music that S.Y.F.T’s. local flavor really comes through. Having grown up in the Northwest, the members of S.Y.F.T lived through the glory days of the grunge scene in Seattle and were influenced by many local bands, including Alice In Chains and Sound Garden. S.Y.F.T is also influenced by the memory of how powerful the Seattle music scene was back in those days, and they would like to help bring back that vibe to the Northwest.


How do you describe your music to people?
I think one word will suffice. Energy!

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
We all started in differing ways into music at a pretty young age.  I think being from Seattle and growing up during the Grunge "heyday" it was hard not to want to play some sort of instrument.  I think it kind of spawned from that, though if you ask Eric or Taylor, they'll probably say something like "I got into making music to pick up the ladies.. wink..wink"...

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
At this moment it's..... sleep.  I recently had a child and find that the ol' cliche is friggin true.  Oh well, it allows me to drink lots of caffeine, which is another favorite thing.  I guess that is another cliche...... Caffeine -> Coffee -> Seattle...

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?

Never enough time in the day.  We all hold steady "day" jobs to support this other job.  So finding enough time to practice, perform, tour, record, take a shower, becomes difficult.  


When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I thought I was going to be a professional athlete.  Unforunately I lacked both the professional and athlete part of the entire equation......  Oh well, I guess I'll settle for this...

In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
Its impossible not to be influenced by Seattle.  From the music culture to the weather, I know it's affected us one way or another as musicians.  Growing up here it kind of becomes a part of you.  From Jimi to Heart to Grunt truck.  It definitely inspires you to be a better musician!

What other artists out there do you love?
The local music scene is awesome, though it doesn't get as much love as it did in the early 90's. Since we're a little bit on our own up here we tend to stick together.  Bands like Windowpane, Counterfist, Temperedcast, and Point One have really kept the Seattle Rock music scene up and running.  If you ever get a chance to make it out our way, check any of these bands out.  You won't be disappointed!

What does your future hold?
Hopefully lots and lots of money!!!!!   Seriously, I think the sky's the limit now.  We're stoked on the sound of the new record (plug....  "New Beginning" out soon) and we're working on some potential tour opportunities for next year.