Embers & Apathy: Michigan’s got talent

Hailing from Clarkston, Michigan, the five-piece band “Embers & Apathy” have graced eastern Michigan with their upbeat, dance-along rock music.

Embers & Apathy consist of vocalists Garrett Thompson and Luke Waller, drummer Jacob Vailliencourt, bass guitarist Erik Neuciler, and guitarist Gabriel Miller.

The band is currently looking for one more guitarist to add to the band.

I was actually tricked into playing for the band. It really caught me off guard, but in the end I ended up joining up and loving every second of it,” said Neuciler, bass.

Embers & Apathy is easy to listen to for rock music, with have smooth vocals, catchy tunes and a high likelihood of dancing on stage.

Voted by fellow band members most likely to be on “Dancing with the Stars” is Garrett Thompson. “He’s a ginger with moves like Michael Jackson,” said Waller, vocals.

At some of our shows, people will actually sing along with us to some of our songs. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that people took the time to listen to, let alone enjoy, the music we put out,” said Thompson, vocals.

The band decided on “Embers & Apathy” because they liked the contradiction.

Embers stands for passion and intense feeling, while apathy is almost a lack of emotion,” said Thompson. “We thought it was a cool play on words and decided to keep the name.”

Embers & Apathy is playing a show with “A Righteous Downfal”l this Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Crofoot in Pontiac, a few blocks from Clutch Cargos. Tickets will be $12 at the door, doors open at 5 p.m.

The band is really excited to be playing a show with the full band for the first time since summer, according to Miller, guitarist.

The Crofoot is hands-down my favorite venue,” said Neuciler. “The crowd there is always rad, and the small environment really lets you get close and really in the mood. There’s just so much energy in that little place.”

The band keeps an updated Facebook with music you can download for free. The band makes music for the love of it, more than just making a profit.

I don’t care if I lose money, people hearing my music is 100 times more important,” said Miller.

Liz Whittemore

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