Photo: Zachary Grey
The story of the immensely talented quartet, The Greeting Committee begins in Kansas City, Missouri at the Blue Valley High School talent show. An obvious chemistry shared among the members propelled them into the ears of some of the biggest executives in the industry. Their brand of high-energy indie pop is infectious to say the least, drawing on inspiration from The Strokes, Bombay Bicycle Club and Vampire Weekend.
The Greeting Committee released their first project, an EP titled, It’s Not All That Bad, independently in 2015. Support and airplay from Kansas City radio programmer, Lazlo Geiger, helped secure a deal with Harvest Records who re-released the EP later that year. Filled with seasoned lyrics, dynamic instrumentation and palpable energy, the EP was a captivating debut. They released the video for the EP’s standout track, “Hands Down” shortly after showcasing the band’s creativity beyond music.
The band would take a two-year hiatus before releasing their second EP, Meeting People Is Easy. Filled with experimental new elements, The Greeting Committee was clearly growing musically and in notoriety. Opening for the likes of The Mowgli’s, Tennis and Saint Motel, the band garnered a reputation for their explosive live performances. The close group of friends were captivating audiences with their infectious energy, quickly becoming a must-see staple.
With four singles out from their highly anticipated album debut, the prolific quartet is positioned to end 2018 with a bang. Their upcoming album, This Is It, stories the band’s growth and evolution from playing talent shows to major festivals – look for The Greeting Committee’s debut on Oct. 26.