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Never Shout Never has been reborn. While the moniker has long referred to 20-year-old Christofer Drew, it is now the name of a full band with the messy-haired singer-songwriter at its helm - and the change couldn't have come at a better time." With six EPs and two albums under his belt, over 2.5 million Facebook fans, nearly 50 million MySpace profile views and over 157 million song plays, it's clear that Drew has achieved breakthrough success since his first upload.
In an almost therapeutic way, Drew has woven his experiences into Time Travel, the first album recorded and produced by Never Shout Never, which now includes Drew, Caleb Denison (guitar/drums/percussion), Taylor MacFee (bass) and Hayden Kaiser (guitar, percussion). The band members, who each contributed backing vocals on the full-length, holed up in Springfield, MO, just one hour outside of their hometown of Joplin, and dedicated themselves to making Never Shout Never's most impressive album to date. Since the age of 16, audiences have watched him grow from a one-man show to a far-reaching phenomenon.
As for the future, Never Should Never simply want to continue making records, playing live shows, experimenting with sound and "hopefully let people know that we're here to have fun with music, not just to make money." Drew adds. Christofer Drew and Never Shout Never continue to help raise money for their hometown of Joplin, MO which was devastated by tornados in late May. Christofer put together a campaign with the United Way in hopes to raise $1 million for Joplin. Text "JOMO" to 50555 to donate $10 to the immediate and long-term relief of Joplin, MO and watch the video of the destruction Chris put together himself, which also contains a clip of "Time Travel."
BEARCAT, a band started by Renee Yohe, is new on my radar but I am rapidly falling in love with Renee's voice and story. You may already know the 19-year-old singer as she has played a big part in inspiring the non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms -- and now she is steeping out as a musician.