Ryan Jordan - Drums
Matt Baird - Vocals
Aaron Wiese - Guitar
Jef Cunningham - Guitar
Brandon Thigpen - Bass
Starting in 1996 Spoken quickly became a mainstay in their local music scene due to a relentless work ethic and performance schedule. Shortly after forming Spoken was signed to their first record deal with Metro 1 Music, and there they released 3 full-length records and a greatest hits compilation. With the release of their first album, On Your Feet (1997) and continuing through their second record, …what remains (1999), The Spoken sound was a combination of rap meets metal, and a bit of melodic rock. On the third full-length release, Echoes of the Spirit Still Dwell (2000) embodied a heavier, more melodic approach to song writing, with songs like “Forevermore” and “This Path”, generating repeated rotations on various modern rock radio and video programs across the country. With such drastic changes in style, bands often tend to loose a majority of their original audience. Spoken on the other hand, has done the exact opposite. With each album the band grew to inherently be themselves, and widen their overall appeal, while gaining more and more fans in the process.
And with a “live on the road” mentality in place, Spoken has made countless trips across the states as well as crossing the globe to Japan and Germany, building a reputation for being one of the hardest working bands around. Averaging 100+ shows a year, now they regularly pull people in by the hundreds, filling venues to capacity throughout the US.
As a band Spoken continues to strive for perfection with their songwriting as well as with their live show. That coupled with an unending dedication to the truth has made them many friends and many fans.