From Here to There
From Here to There is a folk/rock band from the Seattle area. Formed in 1999, the band has enjoyed a steadily growing following over the years. The band consists of members Peter Newland, Matt Oldham, Adam Sheffield, and Kimberly Newland. The band's sound is an accessible mix of modern folk/pop and rock songs drenched in multi-cultural instrumentation and tight vocal arrangements. Drawing on their wide range of influences including Celtic, Appalachian folk, punk, jazz, pop, and symphonic rock, the band has an eclectic sound with catchy melodies and lush harmonies. Each member is prolific on several instruments, and the use of hammered dulcimer, djembe, penny whistle, and trumpet, along with more traditional instruments like guitars, drums, bass, and keyboard, contribute to their definitive style. Playing deeply spiritual and heartfelt songs with melancholy and light-hearted themes, they have been compared to Toad the Wet Sprocket, Caedmon's Call, and Sixpence None the Richer. They also bring a Celtic-inspired sound to many of their songs. They have won awards in the songwriting division of The Washington State Christian Talent Contest each year they have entered, and have been featured on the Northwest Music Scene Television Show. Their debut CD is produced and recorded by Timothy James Meaney and Brian E., and is a labor of love three years in the making.