Here at Green Sweater Society we prefer our rock straight up. It is who we are and what we feel we contribute best to everyone, so we play every show like it’s the last, with all of our energy in our performance, and unmistakable honesty in our songwriting.
You won’t always be able to put your finger on our sound because we draw influences from every aspect of music in every decade, be it Jazz, Classic Rock, 80’s Pop, Funk, Metal, Rock n’ Roll, Blues, or 90’s Alternative. Our focus is to write from our hearts which will naturally reflect the music we grew up with.
We began in 2006 as the folk rock band Running Down Renee, but over the years the players changed and with it our style. We released our debut EP in early 2008 titled “Verde” and enjoyed over 5000 plays on college and independent radio across the country with our song “Constance, Please”. We are very excited to release our latest EP (in late February 2010) titled “Love Songs”.
STEVE (Lead Vocals, Guitars) – Classic suburbanite from Apple Valley, Minnesota with a childhood dream of becoming a rock star, comic book artist, or movie director. After getting his bachelor’s degree in film he got a mad fever to rock instead, and formed this band, for which he uses all of his talents towards their ultimate goal of ‘cult status’.
ELI (Drums, Vocals) – Drumming since he could hold a spoon, Eli was a born musician. He passed his time in Minneapolis as a kid by playing with jazz and blues bands and graduated from McNally Smith music college with a degree in drum theory to hone his skills.
NICK (Lead Guitar) – Growing up on the iron range in Northern Minnesota can be a bore, but Nick decided to use that precious time to become proficient at the guitar; oddly enough he played bass for the first bands he was a part of. He moved to Minneapolis shortly after and received his bachelor’s degree in Physics with a minor in computer science, but only as a back up plan, because he could not refuse the ‘rock demon’ that has possessed him since childhood. Watch it emerge at live shows!
AaRON (Bass, Guitars, Vocals) – Child of a career musician, this kid grew up around celebrities and road life, bred to rock, and roam…and pick up the ladies. He’s the bad boy with +10 charisma, mad bass skills, and the drive to live, love and ROCK!