Here I Go
Jeremy Cottrell, of Norman, OK, began playing piano at age 5. He grew up listening to a variety of artists from Buddy Holly to ELO and when he was 14, bought his first guitar because he thought it would be cool to play songs like the ones he heard on the radio. Pursuing a career in music, Jeremy began writing songs and performing as a solo artist in Oklahoma and then Arizona. Jason Gantt grew up in St. Louis, MO listening to a wide range of music from the hard rock of King's X to the hooky pop rock of Matthew Sweet and Freedy Johnston. He played drums in the school band and at the age of 15, began playing guitar and writing songs. Jason credits his love of music for getting him interested in creating his own. Eventually, they both found their way to Nashville and met at a recording studio where they discovered their mutual interest in songwriting and performing. Drawing upon their common influences, such as Crowded House and Del Amitri, they worked at developing their own style of hooky, melodic songwriting. 'We're not afraid to pop-rock,' says Jason. Cottrell Gantt spent 2004 in the studio recording their new EP. HERE I GO, produced by Jacquire King, is set for independent release in Spring 2005. The band says songs such as 'Here I Go' and 'Can't Catch Me' best demonstrate where they are and how they feel about what they're doing. 'We wanted to make an album that made us feel good when we listened to it, without worrying whether or not it fit into any current trend.' Jeremy adds, 'We've always tried to go by the rule that if it sounds good and it feels good, it is good.'