Drawing on over three decades of combined musical exploration and experience, the members of Service Animal came together in the beginning of 2012 to create a positive and uber-creative environment with the goal of making beautiful, haunting and inspiring alternative rock music.
Andrew Bailey (vocals, guitars) and Jordan Cassidy (vocals, bass), having gone through the Seattle music scene trenches in various bands, found that their strong relationship, both personally and professionally, invoked a further need to explore different and exciting ways of writing and producing music together. Working together in The Shining Skulls since 2009, they used the experience and knowledge to start crafting what they thought to be their “best practices” to make new music that touched upon the old influences and sought to find something new. Having strong vocal skills and widely varying musical influences, as well as a mastery of their chosen weapons, they have begun traveling down the new path easily and have already produced some really great music.
Enlisting the percussive skill-set of their friend and former bandmate Keith Greer (electric/acoustic percussion) and the Jack-of-all-trades musical MASTERY of Justin Joyce, they set out to cover the entire spectrum of energy and flow. Andrew’s ability to mix the melancholy with giddy happiness and Jordan’s deep-heart emotional connections, combined with Keith’s controlled chaos and unstoppable energy, and Justin’s ability to fill in all the gaps with majesty and pure musical awesomeness…they plan to make music for all to enjoy until the end times, starting with their first self-release “The Gravity Bear Demonstration”: Nine songs showcasing their ability to cross genres with skill and passion, as well as connect to all those that enjoy their music. A raucous, roller-coaster ride of emotion and pure fun! It’s truly a good start to what will be a long and glorious career of music-making!
Andrew Bailey: Vocals/Guitars
Justin Cassidy: Vocals/Bass
Keith Greer: Percussion
Justin Joyce: Guitars/Keys