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Whiskey Breath / Bio

A long time ago, (they don't even remember when) Melvin would come over to Sweeney's house and they would drink some whiskey, play some guitars and sing some songs. Playing some tunes and bonding over their love of classic country such as Hank and Cash and newer artists like Scott Biram and Dax Riggs, they had built of what some may say would be a "set" of songs.

After a few years of just messing around, they decided to maybe play in front of some other folks so they started playing some spots as a duo on some of the first "Elkhart" tuesdays at the Riot Room. They were fun and most of all, drunken times that would eventually help them start playing "real" shows.

After awhile, Sweeney's roommate Sean Patrick entered the picture blaring on that harmonica of his which added a new feel and sound. Things started picking up a bit for the band with a few more shows and recording some demos. A little bit after this time, Billy Beale and Cody Castille would jump in, playing steel guitar and drums to round out a full band sound.

As most bands go, members have to leave and it was back to the original two. On a drunken night at the bar, Sweeney asked Mike Buchholtz if he would want to lay down some drums for some tracks they were working on for a local comp. Recording went well and before ya knew it Mike wanted to be in it. Andy who "engineered" the recordings, decided drunkenly an hour before a show at Buzzard Beach, "fuck it, i'll play bass"....

And now they enter into the fold, Brandon Michael on drums and Shea-Zilla on electric guitar in a lineup for Whiskey Breath that you don't wanna miss!

General Info

Band Members
Michael Melvin, Shawn Sweeney, Shea-Zilla, Dane Talley, Brandon Michael
Artist Name
Whiskey Breath
Home Page
Active Since
Country / Americana / Punk Rock

Contact Info

Kansas City, MO