AGENT CONTACT:Sarah Slaton
Ryan Gombeski (vocals), Chris Weaver (drums), Mikey Trujillo (guitar), and JP Manza (bass) started playing and performing together in 2008. The name Take To The Oars was derived from the latin proverb, "if the wind will not serve, take to the oars"
"They reminded me of the band ATHLETE mixed with the intensity of MUSE. I felt myself moving with only audio guidance through each song they played. I have been really focused on bands before, but this was the first time I was ever literally intoxicated by a performance." - Ben Buchner, DEITRA Magazine
"The debut album from Take to the Oars, American Volume, combines eloquent tight-knit songwriting and lyrics so raw I experienced a catharsis in my personal life over the course of their nine-track album." - Stefanie Giesler, Colorado Music Buzz
"Take to The Oars has refined a unique sound that showcases the state of music today: Top to bottom superior modern rock songs that embrace the freedom of being a musician while still appeasing the masses with heartfelt, contagious, songcraftsmanship." - The Swami, CMB