Start The Machine


Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer.


Music has always been a big part of life. When I was growing up my dad always taught me to listen to the lyrics of music. I want people to do that, I want people to hear things I write, or what Charles writes, Brett, or Animal, The world is not a bad place, and life is what you make it. Sometimes people need to relate to something to know that they are not the only one going through depression, or relationship issues, death of a loved one. Yes those are bad things, but life does go on, and I hope our music inspires you to live your life to the fullest.


Screen name:
Member since:
Jul 23 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
27 years


Blink-182, Angels and Airwaves, Boxcar Racer, Greenday, TOOL,The Killers,The Ataris, Zakk WyldeThe Smashing Pumpkins, Korn The Postal Service, Forever The Sickest Kids, Does It Offend You, Yeah?Muse, The Script, Angels & Airwaves, Cage The Elephant I, The Breather, , +44, Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity, Johnny Cash,30 Seconds to Mars,The Almost, Spitalfield, Stone Sour, Five For Fighting, Five Finger Death Punch, Mudvayne, Baha Men, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Anberlin, Norma Jean, Drowning Pool, Death Cab for Cutie, Jimmy Eat World, Trivium, Tenacious D, RED, Papa Roach, Lamb of God, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Evanescence, Fort Minor, Weezer, Michelle Branch, Foo Fighters, Rush, Port Blue, Switchfoot, Swimming With Dolphins, Slipknot, Relient K, 3 Doors Down, All That Remains, A Perfect Circle, UPPER CUT, Straylight Run, OneRepublic, The Offspring, Nirvana, Muse, MGMT, Lifehouse, Lenny Kravitz, Kings Of Leon, Jewel, Hatebreed, Gorillaz, Godsmack, Disturbed, AFI, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, Taking Back Sunday, The Black Keys, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Metallica, Kill Paradise, Carolina Liar, Something Corporate, Blue Oyster Cult, Vampire Weekend, Metro Station, Neil Young, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, MxPx, Jacks Mannequin, Breathe Carolina, The Used, Simple Plan, ATOMIC TOM, Good Charlotte, Ween, Bob Dylan, Hawk Nelson, Armor For Sleep, Linkin Park, The Fray, Nine Inch Nails, The All-American Rejects.

Members Of Band

Brett Erickson-Vocals/Guitar
Charles Strine-Drums


We got PA systems, mics, guitars, drums, basses, keyboards. Basically all the essentials you'll need.