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Passive / Bio

Passive was formed in 2005, when Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Samuel Fredrickson and a close friend, Guitarist, and former band-mate Jesse Anderson, decided to resurrect their passion for writing, playing, and performing music.
Influenced by a large variety of popular alternative rock bands from the 80s, 90's, and early 2000's, and armed with a trusty old digital recording mixer they called "CARL", the duo began taking the stage in early 2006.
After a long and tedious audition process, Passive began to gain momentum in 2007, when Drummer; Brandon Sterling, and Guitarist; Jes Guerrero joined the band.
As a five piece band, complete with "Newby" Spencer Bishop on Bass Guitar, the band spent over a year and a half working and performing shows, before releasing their first official recording as Passive, a three song EP called "Chapter One", in the summer of 2008. Shortly after the release, Passive was dramatically set back as both Spencer and Jesse [Passive's co-founder] decided to leave the band.
After a short stint experimenting with alternate projects, Passive re-emerged as a four piece powerhouse, with the young, charismatic Kyle Cavanaugh, impressively wielding the 6-string Bass.
With a renewed sense of vigor, Passive recorded and released their first radio single "Lifeline", along side a limited edition EP, "Live at Starfarm", a live performance recorded in an intimate setting of some of their closest friends and family, early in the spring of 2010. The success of their live EP release marked the beginning of a roller-coaster like year for the band.
In June of 2011, after going through, both creative and methodic differences, performing irregularly, working full-time jobs and trying to complete an extremely ambitious, independent full-length debut album, the band took a musical hiatus, in an attempt to try and both, reconnect as friends, and explore some much needed time for individual growth.
After a short deployment in Iraq, Brandon came home to the discover that Passive's momentum had come to a screeching halt. Knowing that the nagging question of Passive's fate had not yet been answered, the aspirations of these enduring artists lay dormant, until late 2013, when they decided to re-establish themselves as the Rock band they once were, and always knew they could be...
Look for more recordings and live performances from this vibrant band, coming as early as spring 2014.


-*One Day Closer (single) (2004)
-*The Opus and its Embryo (EP) (2005)
(*released by Sam Fredrickson prior to Passive)

-The Opus and its Embryo (EP) (Re-Release as Passive) (2006)
-Chapter One: Studio Demos (EP) (2008)
-Live at Starfarm (EP) (2010)
-Passive (Starfarm Sampler CD) (promo) (2010)
-Lifeline (Starfarm Radio Edit) (single) (2010)

General Info

Band Members
Sam Fredrickson, Brandon Sterling, Jesse Guerrero, Kyle Cavanaugh
Artist Name
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Modern Rock / Progressive

Contact Info

Salt Lake City, UT
Samuel P. Fredrickson

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