The late summer of 2009 marked the beginning of Sawtell, an alternative rock band whose sound is popularly compared to Lifehouse, 3 Doors Down and John Mayer. Sawtell originated from the visions of three High School friends; Trent Beaver (rhythm guitar and lead vocal), Gabriel Hillhouse (lead guitar and vocal), and Peter Delbridge (bass). The three, performing under the name of Unstrung Symphony at the time, began to pickup local shows; playing at parks, libraries and coffee shops regularly. As Unstrung Symphony’s popularity and business began to expand, Isaac McKinley (drums/percussion and piano), long time family friend and musician, was added to the lineup. McKinley’s addition completed the sound now popularly known as - Sawtell. The four members have since been performing in and around the Portland metro area. Several venues at which Sawtell has performed include; The Hawthorne Theatre, The Satyricon, Elevated Coffee, The Molalla Buckaroo Grounds and Arrowhead Golf Course. Beyond performing frequently and developing a strong local fan base, Sawtell continues to record and perfect their craft. They are motivated, driven and dedicated to creating excellent music and realizing its opportunities. Some of Sawtell’s musical influences include Sister Hazel, Matchbox 20, John Mayer and Coldplay. Their laid back style and originality, combined with captivating music and lyrics provide avid entertainment for all listeners. Sawtell works hard to establish themselves as talented musicians, but understands that as they continue to create fresh and enjoyable music, they are blessed with the opportunity to serve and establish community. Sawtell’s vision is to write, perform, and distribute their music and its message on a large scale. Through practice, humility, love for music and purpose, Sawtell will succeed.