Alive & Well is a fairly, newly formed band [formerly Dramatic Pause...] with a unique style of their own. Alive & Well's unique style mixes the strong lyrics of bands like Secondhand Serenade or Nickelback, with a flowing, reflective guitar backing up the vocals. Their music comes straight from the heart, not to be cliche, but their songs are solely about past, present and future experiences. Some lyrics come as soft, retribution to a girl we've admired from afar while in contrast, some tell a sad story of how a girl took our heart, smashed it into pieces and never came back to piece it back together. Other songs reflect world problems, not your everyday "the little kids in Africa are starving" or "Global Warming! Global Warming!", they show how the band feels about situations some know very well, like divorce, and making tough decisions. Alive & Well tends to post the lyrics of an up-and-coming song that is in the works, soon to be recorded. Usually if you check in a few days after the lyric post, you'll find a nice little rough version recording of the song, to go right along with the lyrics. Although the band is made up of 2 teenagers who are currently freshmen in high school, they have the wisdom and smooth lyrics of those who are much older. They feel things much stronger than many would think, and express it through words, guitar, and music. Alive & Well continues to progress in every aspect of their musical skills, and you should feel encouraged to try and follow this up-and-coming band, while they progress through many of life's trials, and overcome them through music.
We play locally. We love it and we would love to do it more!!!
Secondhand Serenade, Ethan's Dad, Jack Johnson, Dashboard Confessional, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Fall Out Boy, Jack's Mannequin, All Time Low, Three Days Grace, John Mayer, Cartel, Boys Like Girls, Jason Mraz, Cute Is What We Aim For, Relient K, Counting Crows, Snow Patrol, Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, Senses Fail, Panic! At The Disco, Hellogoodbye, Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, Daughtry, 3 Doors Down, a bunch of other bands we listen to...the loves of our lives...and everyday occurences in the life of a teen; happy, messed-up and crazy.
David uses a Yamaha F325 acoustic guitar.
Ethan has an American Legacy - Esteban Turquoise Limited Edition.
Ryan has a Yamaha and a Dean.