3rd stop for Country Bar Crawl @ Grapes & Hops
Angelyn & Blind Innocence
BLIND INNOCENCE (BI)
First beginnings started with an incredible young talented singer/songwriter named Angelyn...At 14, she started her musical endeavors. Growing up listening to artists such as The Beatles, Janis Joplin, The Eagles, and many more pioneers of the 60’s and 70’s, has allowed Angelyn to consistently feed her musical growth, and write music with deep meaningful lyrics and captivating melodies.
Soon after Angelyn was introduced to guitarist Kevin Celinder. At the time Kevin was giving guitar lessons to Angelyn's older brother. That meeting began a new journey that has planted roots into the sands of the Huntington Beach music scene, and "BI" was born. For the next two years they performed alongside several great musicians as they searched for the musicians that would be "The Perfect Fit" for their new and creative style of music.
In 2016, BI started holding auditions to find a permanent bassist and drummer, which led to them adding the bass player from the rock band,"Broken". Christian Demman was not only a very talented bass player, but could also play many other instruments, making him very versatile. His writing and playing also blended perfectly with the BI sound.
As BI continued to search for their own Ringo, the need for a permanent member to round-out the drummer’s chair seemed to drag on...Fortunately, they were able to perform with many talented guest drummers such as; Ron Lee, Blake Rehling, Luke Mentor, Jonathan Rodriguez, and Edo Tancredi, until they found the perfect fit in Mark Pacpaco. Mark had just come off of winning the 28th annual Guitar Center-Drum Off, the worlds largest drumming competition