The Amends are a Boulder/Denver, Colorado-based indie rock band, formed in January of 2010. We’ve been playing some of the best venues in the Denver area since December ’ 10, including multiple shows at Meadowlark, Lion’s Lair, Larimer Lounge, Herman’s Hideaway, Catacombs, and many others. Members are Drew Weikart (vocals, lead guitar), Tyler Taylor (keys, vocals, rhythm guitar), Chris Childress (bass), and Shay Byington (drums).
We’re first and foremost a rock and roll band. Our influences are varied— indie, alternative, blues— but our focus is writing and playing good old-fashioned melodic, foot-stomping, rock n roll. Our songs are driven by guitars and piano and anchored by an incredible rhythm section. Main songwriters Tyler and Drew bring together different backgrounds and influences (Drew’s a blues-loving guitar shredder while Tyler thinks of himself as the bastard child of Dylan and indie rock)— to form something exciting and new, but anchored in the best traditions of rock.