Squarewheel originated from Jake Parker and Caleb Hollowed’s love for music and their desire to share that music in front of an audience. After three years and two line-up changes their paths crossed with their new rhythm section, bass player, Chris Wilkinson, and drummer, Matt Beasley. With their line up now complete, Squarewheel was ready to play to a larger audience and produce their first album.
The band found themselves’ falling back to the classic and familiar sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s. With The Faces, Humble Pie, Robert Johnson, The Grateful Dead and more influencing their music. Squarewheel’s self titled album is defined by witty lyrics and strong vocals, combined with soulful yet sometimes in your face guitar, and backed by a solid rhythm section giving it that classic feel you know and love.
Alongside recording the debut album, Squarewheel has consistently strived to sharpen their live performance. The band, has played at large events such as the 2006 Lone Star Rally, the 2007 Let’s Do it in the Road Festival, the 2007/2008 Nutty Brown Music Festival, and at venues such as the House of Blues, Dallas and Chicago.
Together the four band-mates aspire to bring back the soul in music that got lost somewhere along the way by making every song, album, and live show a new experience. They give fans something to look forward to time and time again, creating a grassroots following that will stick by them for years to come, one that can only get bigger with time.
Vocals: Jake Parker
Guitar: Caleb Hollowed
Bass: Chris Wilkinson
Drummer: Matt Beasley