5 creative and independent minds come together at the dawn of a new musical era. Arrows For Eros dares to create music with no genre and every genre wrapped into one glistening experience!
Chelsea Campbell - Vocals
Derek Stewart - Drums and Percussion
Kent Smith - Guitars
Matt Harding - Keyboards and Saxophone
Brett LaFever - Bass guitar
Spawned by a deep-seated desire to break free from the genre mongering hold that is ever present among musical scenesters and the like, 5 independent creative minds from Portland, Oregon have taken it upon themselves to do just that. In January of 2005, the five remaining members of the Ted Dancin' Machine decided it was time to stop playing it safe and to move beyond and grow from their life as a ska band. They wanted to try new ideas, feel comfortable with new genres (if you will), and really open themselves up to a whole new creative process. They needed a fresh start and that meant.. a new name. Arrows For Eros, as Chelsea, Derek, Matt, Kent, or Brett would agree, is a name that holds an individual meaning for each member. However, the weight that has been lifted from the 5 since the name change remains refreshingly similar. Arrows For Eros has decided that no genre will ever be taboo. When listening to A for E, expect to hear Rock, Ska, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Progressive rock, Alternative, Emo, you name it! Finally, a band with main-stream potential, who is genuinely dedicated to "the human desire to create art through sound without any social or corporate inhibitions." In the coming year, Arrows For Eros will release it's debut EP, operating under the working title, "A Crime of Passion." A for E will be touring extensively in the Northwest and beyond to promote the album and the new name!
Yes! We love playing live shows! We have yet to play any shows under the NEW name, however extensive touring is the plan for our future.
We are influenced by music. From Beethoven to Butthole Surfers, The Police to the Pink Floyd, Soundgarden or Supergrass to your local street performer, Arrows For Eros draws heavily on the influences of mankind's will to create and be unique and inspired.
Fender and Gibson Guitars. Korg Keyboards. Pearl drums and Zildjian cymbals. Audix Mics.
To come to our shows is to admit yourself to a goodtime! That is what music is all about and that's what we hope to provide for EVERYONE we perform for!