Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Britt K - Bass guitar, sex symbol, social media guru, band counselor
Brandon Chauncey - Drums, percussion, vocals, awkward moments, sound engineer, producer
Jeremy Benjamin - Guitar, vocals, random noise generator, social media dummy, band instigator
For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to The Time Framed? How long has the band been around?
Britt was in an indie rock project called Clarity in Chaos as a vocalist. Sadly, they never got a chance to play a show due to several lineup changes. Jeremy joined on as a drummer about 6 months before the final split and that's about when Britt first started to pick up the bass.
Despite the fact that he considers himself more of a guitar player than a drummer, this is the first group that Jeremy has played with as a guitarist. He's previously played in Say It Ain't So, a Tampa based Pop Punk act, and currently drums for an alternative band called Hexproof.
Brandon has been in several projects like The Mark Anthony Band, Ariose and Stratojet, the later two not making it out of the garage.
What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?
Music is art that expressed through time. It's our intent as a group to be both the artist when creating a song, and part of a masterpiece when performing it. Time is both the medium and product. We haven't changed names although there is as quiet group of our friends who want us to drop the word "The" off and just be "Time Framed" but if you search us on youtube, you'll find that three letter word to be quite helpful.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs and do you think these topics will change over time?
On our upcoming EP Chrono Dementia, Jeremy did almost all of the writing. We've begun working out details for the following release so that Britt and Brandon will take on more of the writing for that.
What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
In fear of giving too many names to matter, Britt aspires to play like Tera Melos and Nothing More with a hint of Orion BAND (homies from St. Pete). Brandon is inspired by the passion and communication that comes from playing and instrument. To him, draws these characteristics that nothing else can replace. And Jeremy pulls from The Mars Volta, Tessaract, and Alien Tape Recorder (friends from Tampa).
Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a band?
For Jeremy it was Soundgarden; the pictures of Chris Cornell and Kim Thayil as a blur of headbanging awesome coupled with their unique style of music really spoke to him to pick up the guitar. For Brittany, she was listening to a lot of Arctic Monkeys at the time of her first project but ultimately has been inspired by Tool and A Perfect Circle since she was a teenager. For Brandon, he heard Mike Portnoy on drums when he was 7 years old and ever since couldn't get away from the kit. Overall, there are too many artists to count and the list keeps growing.
What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, ect …
A lot of prep involves running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Other than that, mostly just getting in some hand stretches, striking poses to no one, and keeping a high energy attitude.
What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?
So far, we've been able to play shows with amazing bands like Kellen Heller, Gears, Seasons After, and soon to be playing with The Convalescence and Hodera. Shows like these really keep us excited and looking forward to even greater things. On top of these shows, getting to record our EP together probably takes the cake as the biggest highlight.
If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
That's a tough question, we know and love so many groups. Nothing More would be my first choice. They seem to go on tour constantly so they have experience and they always have something new to impress the crowd. Their stage presence is amazing and the energy they bring to every show is something to strive for. Also, they seem like down to earth people which might not matter to everyone, but it matters to us.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
We're very excited to see what happens next. We're about to fully release our EP Chrono Dementia on Nov. 4th and hope to inspire more people to get weird with their music.