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Endway, a rock band out of Watertown, Mass., is making waves across the country with their unyielding dedication to music and their fans.
Real World Austin and Key West fans have most likely heard their songs, "Acoustic Song" and "I Ain't No One" played throughout the series, and if you watch MTV's Inferno II season finale they'll be featured artists. But the band has done much more than just that.
They have had commitment to music since a young age, Morgan Dorr, lead singer and guitarist, got his start in music when he watched his father play guitar and realized he needed to do it too.
"We started learning our guitars and made a drum set out of plastic clothes baskets and trash cans for years we played on them saving our money to one day be like the bands we loved, Queen, Weezer, Green Day, Bob Marley," Dorr said.
By middle school, when he recorded his first five songs using a tape recorder he knew he was meant to play music.
"I knew that I had to keep doing this, through the years I found more musicians to play with and record with," Dorr said. "Not until I met Chris Burns also a native of Watertown Mass did we decide to build a band from the ground up, completely from scratch, for the people, a band everyone could like. No gimmicks nothing in your face just a band that wants to have fun and play all the time."
Burns, the bassist, and Dorr started the band and focused on it ever since.
"We said lets make this our lives and our jobs," Dorr said.
That is precisely what Endway has done. After recording their first recording they ended up on four major radio stations, three in Boston and one in Maryland. Soon after the recording they began to tour nationally.
The summer of 2003 tour had its ups and downs for Endway. Three weeks into their tour their drummer had to leave due to an emergency and the band was left to hire a drummer who they didn't get along with well, Dorr explained.
"There were fights, arguments he would play things wrong on stage on purpose. It was turning into a disaster."
Then the band traveled into Maryland where they met Scott James, the current Endway drummer.
"The only problem was he was in a band playing the show with us," Dorr said. "I asked him to leave his band friends and his girlfriend and family to come up with us and start living the Endway."
A few weeks later, while Endway was playing in Chicago Dorr received a phone call that James wanted to join the band, giving up a scholarship to college to do so. Two weeks after Endway returned to Watertown James was there, sleeping on Dorr's floor.
The band began practicing 40 hours a week, wrote songs and recorded their album. Sales were strong. The band now balances practicing with playing shows in Boston and the east coast on a regular basis. They spend much of their time booking as well.
Prior to Real World Austin the band got in touch with a soon-to-be housemate, who handed their album to the director. The music producer decided to use it not only for episodes of the Real World, but also for the Inferno II season finale.
So what specifically is the Endway?
"Your way till the end. Find something that you believe in and do it. Be yourself," Dorr said.