Following the breakup of four years with Cleveland's alternative band 1000 Reasons in late 2011, long-time childhood friends Drew Semelsberger, guitarist/singer, and Zach Zoloty, bassist/singer, quickly sought for a new project. The high school pop-punk trio Ready to Start began in December of 2011. Drew and Zach began writing immediately after the ashes, emailing each other songs they have written, and editing each others' work until the final product was done. Piling up with over 20 songs in ready-to-use conditions, they sought out for a drummer to complete Ready to Start's lineup. Marty Munshower brings the punch to the table and completes Ready to Start's lineup.
"You know," says Drew, "after the breakup of four years strong with 1000 Reasons, Zach and I were anxious to start a new band mostly from the B-sides and unreleased songs. We then began to start writing new music and ended up releasing our self-released debut EP 'Not Long Until the End' in mid-November. I think what sparked the vast majority of excitement and eagerness for this band was previous experience playing and events that happened throughout our lives."
Each member of Ready to Start has a wide range of influences yet a unifying respect for all music. From 80's hardcore punk to thrashing, screaming metal to East Bay ska, all the members bring their ideas to the table when rehearsing the songs and adding bells and whistles here and there to create a unique sound. "I think I speak for all of us when I say we all have a wide range of interests when it comes to music," Zach says. "My music library includes things with pop-like vocals to heavy screams. While writing the music, we all pull things from a range of genres and end up with, well, us. And we're all pretty happy with that."
Ready to Start self-released their debut demo/EP "Not Long Until the End" on November 17, 2012. Their first album High School Shenanigans was just recently released on July 26, 2013! (http://readytostartband.bandcamp.com/). Shows and second album material is being done right now!