POZ Showcase: Nobody Yet
Emerging from Philly’s local music scene is Nobody Yet. After heavily refining their original sound, they are a self-proclaimed “alternative pop-punk” band, taking influence from Fall Out Boy, The Venetia Fair, and Bayside. Nobody Yet’s debut full-length, “Say Your Goodbyes,” is an energetic blend of soaring guitars, catchy rhythms, and choruses just aching for a group sing-along.
For Fans Of: Fall Out Boy, Neck Deep, Major League
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Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Joe Humeas - Vocals/Guitar
Matt Zavorski– Drums/Skin Flute
Seeking Bassist and 2nd Guitarist
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
Joe grew up in Shenandoah Jct., WV and Matt is from Glenolden, PA. We currently rehearse at Joe’s house in Philadelphia.
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
Joe started the band in college with a group of guys playing cover songs. Eventually, he wrote some original songs and released an EP in 2009. Matt and Joe have been together now for almost 2 years, have 3 children, and released Nobody Yet’s first full-length album in July 2012.
How have you grown since you started?
We learned how to not suck over the years. Our EP and full-length album sound pretty different from one another. Initially, the band had a more simplistic pop punk sound, but it has grown to what we call “alternative pop punk” combining catchy choruses with more intricate instrumentation and guitar solos.
What sets you apart from other bands?
After almost every show we are told that we are the craziest live act to watch.
What’s the best part about being in your band?
Performing live is definitely our favorite aspect of being in a band. We have been lucky enough to have fans (even in other states) sing along to our songs, which is one of the greatest feelings ever. Getting free food is a plus.
More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
A few of the influences in our song writing are: Green Day, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Bayside, The Venetia Fair, Pierce The Veil, and everything Kidz Bop has ever done.
What would you say the band has already accomplished and what do you have your eyes set on next?
We have accomplished a lot for an unsigned band. We are very proud of our full length CD, music video, and our stage setup. Gaining fans in other states has been extremely exciting, and we have plans to tour more often in the future. Performing on Warped Tour would be a dream.
Thus far, what’s a favorite memory or something quirky that’s taken place with the band (in-studio, onstage, or elsewhere)?
One morning on tour, we woke up sweating in the van parked in a 7-11 parking lot. We decided to get fancy and stop at a Comfort Inn where we acted like we stayed the night just to get free continental breakfast. When they asked what room we were staying in, we quickly grabbed a basket of muffins and left. After that, we showered in Wal-Mart’s bathroom sinks.