Band Name: Missing Method
Name of Band Members and Instruments Played:
Dan Cutler: Vocals and Guitar, David Dean: Drums, Chris Henderson: Guitar, Bob Benson: Bass
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Dan Cutler and Dave Dean were introduced to each other 5 years ago by a mutual friend. Dave came from a death metal background but was looking for something where he could deviate from his double bass drum without offending the fans, and Dan came from an acoustic rock background but was looking for a chance to explore a heavier sound. Initially the acoustic rock singer-songwriter and the death metal drummer didn't sound like a logical mix, but after their first jam together without even a bassist or lead guitarist to buffer their differences, it became apparent that very odd, but very great things were possible with the two, differing styles. From that moment, it was clear they would never know how to quit each other. Musically.
Shortly after Dan and Dave joined forces, they heard tales of a master guitarist named Chris Henderson, haling from the remote lands of Salem in the county of Utah. He seduced the ladies with his smooth guitar and pounded out the fear and anger in the toughest of men with his amazing skills of shredding. Coincidentally, Chris had also just been fired from Dan's Dad's cover band. This only meant good things since Dan had also been fired by his father on several different occasions from several different types of jobs. With this common bond, Dan and Dave knew they needed this mighty wielder of guitar and amp on their side, and so they purchased Chris Henderson with a beer and promises of fountains more of the golden brew if he but joined their clan. Chris was convinced.
Missing Method struggled with a bassist for a couple of years, playing with some great musicians but never being able to find "the one". Being in a band is like dating, and musical talent is like your physical appearance. The hotter you are the easier it is to get a date, and, likewise, the more talented musically you are, the easier it is to find bands to play in. But, like a dating relationship, you can only make out so much before you realize that her laugh is really annoying or her breath smells like old cabbage. Missing Method had found some really amazing bassists, but the chemistry just wasn't there... until they met Bob...
Bob was the late comer, swooping in a couple of years later to save the broken band of traveling musicians from bass-player-less shows. He was young and scrappy and wore trucker hats and weird belt buckles, but he also brought a life to the low end that brought Missing Method to life and eventually allowed them to soar with the eagles.
Although Dan, Dave, and Chris named their trio Missing Method four years ago, there was a giant hole in the bass spot that was filled by some great musicians, but never with THE bassist. The Three who longed to be Four were beginning to lose hope of ever finding the fourth member, until the serendipitous moment two years ago when Bob the Bassist was asked to fill in last minute for a gig. Missing Method consider that the true moment the band was formed.
There are very few bands that fall on every band member's list, but a few of the common bands are Tool, Muse, Pearl Jam, and Pink Floyd. Dave grew up on Metal and only recently started listening to things without an explicit lyrics sticker. Likewise, Dave has been introducing Dan to the Metal world and some of his favorites are Mastadon and The Devin Townsend Project. Chris will skip a Missing Method show if Government Mule comes to town and Bob got hooked on Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath early as a young boy and they have been polluting his musical tastes ever since.