Feed The Addiction was formed in October 2010 by friends Ryan Gilmartin (vocals,guitar), Riley Crispell (drums), Sean Martin (vocals,bass) and Mike Vondras (guitar). Originally, the group would spend hours just jamming on their instruments or covering their favorite songs. The sounds of various A Day to Remember, Asking Alexandria, and Of Mice & Men songs were frequent at practices. Eventually, the group would graduate from strictly covers, to creating and composing their own music.
Although the early days of FTA weÕre filled with fun and promise, as is the case in many situations, the group would face tremendous challenges over the years to come. As the group began to evolve, the band and guitarist Mike mutually split ways early in 2013. This would begin a long two-year period where Feed The Addiction was a three-piece. During this time, the band entered the studio twice (2013, 2014) and has gone on to play at notable venues The Loft, The Chance, Sounds Asylum, The Skyline Event Center, and Webster Hall in New York City the groups biggest show to date.
In January 2015, the band added guitarist Ryan McCabe to its roster. This addition not only added another piece to the band, but also created a more complex, unique element to its sound.
Throughout its history, Feed the Addiction has constantly been motivated by being overlooked in the local music scene. Drummer Riley Crispell states: ÒFor years, people just looked at us thinking Ôoh theyÕre just a 3-piece, who are they?Õ And that was quite possibly the biggest factor in what drove us, trying to elevate ourselves and creating a bigger and ever growing fan base.Ó
Eventually, the bands constant motivation and hard work would finally be realized. In November 2015 the bands debut album “Through Sickness And Sin” was released. Although this is just the start for the band, the members are extremely poised and excited as to what the future holds.