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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014 7 years ago

Seabreeze grads form alternative rock band

by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

The Fr!nges played their first show July 11 at The Station in Ormond Beach.

Travis Hanson, Gio Barreto, Max Haberman and Grayson Rayos formed a band in the most unlikely place — statistics class.

The recent Seabreeze High School graduates became The Fr!nges and played their fist gig at The Station, 761 S. Yonge St., July 11. One bartender told them it was fullest she had ever sen the bar.

“It was really fun,” Max Huberman, who plays rhythm guitar and sings, said. “It was our first public performance so it was really cool. We really surprised by the amount of people who showed up.”

Bassist Grayson Rayos described their band as alternative rock, with some of their influences being The Black Keys and Led Zeppelin.

“All the old school guys and a couple of the new school guys,” Rayos said. “We do some covers but I love the being able to make original music. At our last gig people got really into the music.”

“We got a lot of positive feedback,” Barreto, who plays drums, said. “We have a lot of motivation to keep going but it’s kind of hard right now because we’re going to different colleges but we want to keep playing and hopefully make something out of it. ”

Come fall, Huberman will start at the University of Central Florida, Barreto will start Daytona State College, Hanson will start the University of Florida and Rayos will start Florida State University. But ending the band isn’t even an option for The Fr!nges. In fact, their attitudes about the change are only positive.

“I think we will probably get more connections,” Huberman said. “Hopefully we can expand our horizons.”

“I think the coolest thing would be to live off music,” Barreto said. “To be able to travel and play music together.”

“We want to be able to play as much as possible,” Hanson, bass player, said. “I’m already off to college and we put school first but we can still come together and play a gig. We can always come back for weekends and breaks. I’ve tried playing music with other people and it’s just not the same.”

“It would be really nice to get some exposure and become well-known,” Rayos said.

The band’s next show will be at a Pajama Jam at the Station 8 p.m., Aug 1.

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