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I’m Not a Pilot (INAP) takes its name from frontman Mark Glatzel’s musings on the idea of the control - or lack of it – one has over life. With a cache of intricately melodic songs about this uncertainty, Mark recruited brother Matthew Glatzel on bass guitar and drummer Steve Vorass Jr. both orphans of band, Stükenberg. Peter Thomas, a cellist in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra sat in on rehearsals and soon joined the band. Complimenting Mark’s piano work and vocal melodies, the quartet completed their first Self-Titled EP in 2009 on Branch Records. With their blend of classical and rock music garnering an impressively diverse fan base of young and old, INAP becomes known as “Milwaukee’s guitar-less rock band”. On this release INAP is voted Best Rock Band 2010 in Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express Weekly and Best Rock Band at WYMS 88.9fm.
August 2010, one year after the EP release, Matthew followed a career opportunity and left INAP. Immediately Peter presented the opportunity for friends to audition for the band and found Adrian Esguerra. Adrian picked up the pace in the studio recording bass on the last songs to complete INAP’s first independently released full-length album, Need Money for Rocket Fuel in November 2010. The band has completed music videos for; “Ami’s Song”, “Operation” and “No Heart” with live performances on WMSE 91.7fm, WYMS 88.9fm and WUWM 89.7fm. INAP has played Summer Soulstice, Cornerstone, Rock the Green and SXSW, and headlining slots at Summerfest, Bastille Days and Tosa Tonight. As nominees for a Wisconsin Area Music Award 2012, cellist Peter Thomas walked with Best String Player Award on his contribution to Sean "Puff Daddy” Combs’ Oscar-Winning documentary, Undefeated.
Awarded Best Rock Band 2011 and Runners-Up 2012 in Shepherd Express Weekly, INAP continues touring and writing material for their next album.