Sights and Sages, a band in San Diego, is now an independent alternative rock band after being a ska group.
In 2017, they competed in a battle of the bands called the 91X contest. The judges were the band called Switchbox and they picked Sights and Sage as the winners. This event raised money for a non-profit.
Jay Sanchioli, a bassist for Sights and Sages, believed that his band was very excited about the win because we were able to do better than the other bands in the contest. He does not think that they are actually better than other bands. It was good that they were selected by Switchfoot. It was a really, really good feeling.
Soon after releasing a seven-song album called doubleplus, they were one of the nominations for Best New Artist and Best Indie/Alternative Album for the 2018 San Diego Music Awards. The awards ceremony was at the House of Blues on March 19th. They ended not winning, but they were just ecstatic to be nominated.
Sanchioli feels that it would have been cool to win, but we were not really worked up about it.
This band was originally a ska group, but as they added members, they eventually became a rock band that was deeply influenced by the 1980s.
Some of the musical influences of the band are Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Gorillaz, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, The Cure and Blur. The composers that they like are Danny Elfman and John Williams. Members of this band want to be like their influences and become inspirations for future generations of musicians.
Christian Clark, guitarist, and vocalist, believes that when he was a kid, he was very awed that some people could actually create something really beautiful. It meant a lot to people. He wants to have the same impact as his influences.
The latest addition to the group is Sebastian Rizo. He actually joined the group after being their audio engineer for the group’s first album. He enjoyed their sound so much that he decided to become part of the group.
Sights and Sages is an up-and-coming group that seems to be going in a good direction.