As we mentioned when we introduced our Band of the Week feature last week, it was you, the Sparklers, who inspired the idea for the series. So when not one, but three Sparklers namechecked the same band in the comments on our first Band of the Week post, we didn’t hesitate to make Missouri-native Christofer Drew, a.k.a. Never Shout Never, our second Band of the Week.
Drew is hardly an unknown who plays open mic sets at the local coffeshop. The 18-year-old has already inked a deal with ginormous record label Warner Bros. and is currently participating in the Vans Warped Tour.
Drew has a DYI approach. As an unknown, if digitally savvy, young emo songwriter, he attracted fans by posting songs online. Eventually, his homemade videos got 15,000 hits a day. Unsigned bands should find Drew’s story comforting; it shows that if you’re talented, building a career online can and does work.
You can see Never Shout Never now on the Vans Warped Tour in the following cities:
July 31 – Detroit, MI (Comerica Park)
Aug 1 – Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Band Amphitheatre)
Aug 2 – Shakopee, MN (Canterbury Park)
Aug 3 – Maryland Heights, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug 4 – Kansas City, MO (Cap Fed Park at Sandstone Amphitheatre)