REACH came together, crossing many state lines from AL to NJ, with a strong commitment to quality of work, the creation of a unique sound and the ambition to satisfy a wide variety of rock fans looking for something more in their music. The band was born out of the ashes of Boy Meets Machine, originally formed in Atlanta, Georgia, circa 2008. After making a stamp in the Atlanta music scene, and enduring several lineup changes, members Joel Monet (lead singer and bass guitarist) headed back to his home state of Alabama to regroup. Monet, began musically collaborating with lead guitarist Christian Colabelli over the internet in 2009, after the two were put in contact by a mutual friend. They wrote over two albums worth of material and quickly realized they had something special. Joel ultimately decided to relocate to Christian's home state of New Jersey in order to take another crack at making the band happen. The duo added drummer, Joe Nivare to the mix and started played regional shows. The group finally was made complete with the addition of current rhythm guitarist, Steve Swain and REACH was formed. For the first time ever, the band exists as one big happy family!