As the South Coast has many influential artists, let’s take a minute to drift a little further south and take a trip to Rhode Island.
Trophy Wives, a hard hitting five piece pop punk band hailing from Providence consists of guitarist Chris Piquette, vocalist Sam Boxold, bassist Travis Danforth, drummer Mike Crawley, and other guitarist Tyler Young. These five guys have strived for nothing less than perfection, and they have been on the right track from the get go.
Starting back in 2012, Trophy Wives was originally forged by former front man Pat Crowley, former guitarist Dave Geer, former bassist Ben Pond, Chris and Mike. At that point in time, many of them were at standstills with their previous bands, but were eager to jump into something new and start getting a new sound out there. With the release of their first EP “Letting Go” in August of 2012, these guys were able to sell out their first show, giving them the start that they wanted. From that point on, they played shows all over Ne
When I had a chance to talk to Chris about their style and music writing process, he said, “Our musical roots go out in various genre directions, but mostly, we’re all just fans of music creating what feels right to all of us. When writing [we] take influence from bands like Four Year Strong and All Time Low, but also from older bands like Boston all the way to the most modern bands like Beartooth. We usually find ourselves on the same page when it comes to making songwriting choices.” He continued on to say, “What truly brings TW together in our current era is that we all have passions outside of music that we pursue in our daily lives and in our work, but none of them compare to our passion for this band.
Touring and spreading our music and creating new music are the things that we each strive to spend our lives doing. We’re very fortunate to have Artery Global booking for us and getting us out on the road in 2015!”
With their recent signing to Artery Global booking and the release of their second EP, their future holds much more in store for them. “[We] are beyond excited to be locked into some dates of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour via the Ernie Ball BOTB. The new year kicks off for us with the Ernie Ball final showcase in LA. Till then, we are gearing up with some new tunes for our live set and getting lots of writing done in the studio!” Luckily for them, and their fans, they record at Chris Piquette’s own No Boundaries Studios, meaning that they can make sure that every note, every snare hit, and every bass drop, sounds perfect to them, and hopefully to their audience.
Trophy Wives continues to amaze their fans, and they continue to strive for more. They inspire so many local bands with their hard work, as the Providence scene continues it’s thrive with new up and coming bands. Their music can be found on their Facebook page, along with their merchandise and up and coming shows, and they hope you enjoy listening to their music as much as they love making it.