Secondhand Sound is a four piece alternative rock band located in Nashville whose looks and sounds are turning heads. The band includes founders Sawyer Estok on guitar and lead vocals and Collin Plank on drums in addition to the newer members Cameron Schmidt on lead guitar and Teagan Proctor on bass. At the moment, Secondhand Sound has three released singles, one music video, and an EP that just got released. They are well known for performing at various venues both large and small. Their youthful energy and fresh interpretation of music has garnered them a host of fans in D.C., Los Angeles, Nashville, and beyond.
Secondhand Sound released their first EP this summer. The EP Words To Make You Stay marks the new age of their music since it features the newest two members Cameron Schmidt and Teagan Proctor. All members are part of the song writing process, and the band continues to produce lyrical content from their personal experiences. The EP further progress their artistic sound. It serves to solidify the band’s style as well as their reputation as a rising young band of 2019.
Secondhand Sound draws influence for their music from popular alternative rock, classic rock, blues, and indie bands. Their main influences include The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Led Zeppelin, Half Noise, and Muse. Some other influences are Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, and Jimi Hendrix. Their singles Blue, Preying Mantra, and Lost at Home are where sultry, reverberating chords and personal lyrics combine to produce one cohesive artistic piece.
Sawyer Estok is Secondhand Sound’s guitarist and lyricist. He and the other members create content that is both relatable and impactful for the audience. Teagan Proctor is the bassist who also acts as the band’s editor that polishes the sound through constructive criticism and groovy bass riffs. Collin Plank and Cameron Schmidt provide the sublime beats and smooth riffs that have been the defining aspect of Secondhand Sound’s style.
At the beginning, Secondhand Sound first formed in 2017 in the town of Frederick, Maryland. Sawyer Estok and Collin Plank began playing small venues and developing a reputation in their hometown as a two-piece set. After working long hours at golf clubs and other locations, the duo saved enough money to record and release their two singles: Blue and Preying Mantra. These singles were released in 2018, just before Collin and Sawyer moved to Nashville as full time college students. Sawyer and Collin began attending Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University respectively in order to study and prepare for their music careers.
At Belmont University, Sawyer met Cameron Schmidt and Teagan Proctor, the two Californians hailing from Orange County who lived across the hall. With the addition of Cameron and Teagan, the band was able to bring East and West coast styles together in order to create a unique combination. Collin and Sawyer knew that they would be searching for more members in Nashville. However, they did not anticipate the extra expertise and talent that Cameron and Tegan would provide. After a show at Two Boots in Nashville and a road trip to Maryland at the beginning of the relationship, the four band members became exceptionally close. They bonded over a shared love for music and a passion for producing a new sound. The four have been playing together since last October and have been performing around Middle Tennessee. From house shows to festivals, they continue to create exciting content and attract more fans.
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