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The word self centered is typically used in a negative light. That is not the definition behind these 5 guys, who came together as friends and have nothing to hide when it comes to their music. They are centered within themselves and are on a one way track to winning over your hearts and souls with the style they have created. Starting in December 2008, the original members of Self Centered were Blake on lead vocals, Ellis on guitar and screams, Jimi on bass, Bryan on guitar, and James on drums. After their debut at Club Retro, it was clear that they had found their calling.
Self Centered is influenced by many well known artists such as; Senses Fail, A Day to
Remember, Atreyu, Story of The Year, and Green Day. Combining the talents of brothers
James and Blake, the writing process seemed to flow and the lyrics all told a story. Their hope is that people can relate to what they sing about, and know they aren’t alone. When it came time to record, Self Centered was ready with 10 original songs. They went into Hollywood North Studios in Roseville, California and began to make history with producer Colby Wedgeworth. The mastering of producer/engineer Jack Trammel at Fat Cat Studios only helped the CD reach its full potential. Less than a year from their first show, and Self Centered released a CD in October 2009.
In late 2009 Bryan decided to pursue his educational career. The guys decided it would be best to take a small break while searching for someone to fill the gap. By February of 2010, Jimi moved from bass to guitar, and they picked up Ron on bass. Not too long after, Self Centered was ready to hit the ground running. In the studio less than two months later, they recorded their cover to Paramore’s CrushCrushCrush in early March of 2010.
It is evident Self Centered has no desire to hang up the mic anytime soon. The music not only speaks for itself but it also will speak to you. Keep an eye out for upcoming shows and more music from this promising team of talent.