In Sepia is a melodic hard rock trio that began in a backyard in the city of Compton California. The multi-cultural trio consists of Jamaican-American drummer,Stephen, a Filipino-American guitarist, Andrew and a Salvadoran-American vocalist, Xiomara....
In Sepia is a melodic hard rock trio that began in a backyard in the city of Compton California. The multi-cultural trio consists of Jamaican-American drummer,Stephen, a Filipino-American guitarist, Andrew and a Salvadoran-American vocalist, Xiomara. Their distinct cultural backgrounds, shared arts advocacy and assorted musical taste create a unique and refreshing sound that is unlike no other.
In Sepia began when Xiomara and Stephen, both theatre artists studying theatre perfomance and directing in community college, discussed future music collaborations. At the time Xiomara was double majoring in theatre directing and film where she wrote and performed in a few short films with future In Sepia guitarist, Andrew. Andrew has played guitar, along with keyboard, bass and drums to name a few, since he was a teenager. He began his musical endeavours playing in the schools jazz band, where his musical mentors discovered his talent and potential in music urging him to explore his innate sensibility to music as a musician. Stephen, In Sepias future drummer played guitar and drums in a few rock bands since his teenage years but his self taught drum technique and ability made this unstoppable drum force take on the drums for the band. At a very young age, Xiomara, would write poems and translate them to songs while stuffing her head into metal popcorn buckets to use as homemade microphones. Her vocal training as a theatre artists stretched her potential as a vocalist for the band. Xiomara,like her fellow band mates, has had the priviledge of exploring her artistic appetite but had yet to pursue a role as a vocalist in a band. There were a few failed attemps in creating an all girl rock band until In Sepia came along. She soon introduced Stephen to Andrew and the music began.
The three In Sepia bandmates continued their higher education throughout the years; while writing music, practicing in Xiomaras Compton home back yard, venturing in other theatrical, artistic or musical journeys, playing shows, supporting free and public art and building a fan base.
In the long run, it was their love for music, their faith in the band and each other that has maintained these three individuals together. Check out one of their upcoming shows and see and hear for yourself how mighty the sound of guitar, drum and voice of three diverse,creative, powerful and special individuals can be.