Orphan Project

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Shane Lankford, vocals; John Wenger, guitar, keyboards, vocals; Scott Spivey, guitar, vocals; Colin McGough, bass, vocals; Tony Correlli, keyboards; Tim Kehring, drums, vocals

Founded in: August 2003

Style: Modern progressive rock

Influenced by: Kansas, Dream Theater, U2

Notable: The band brought in string instruments -- a violin and a cello -- while recording their first record titled "Orphan Found."

Quotable: Shane Lankford on faith: "All six of us are strong in our Christian beliefs, but we're not a Christian band. Music has lost the hope, and we want to bring that back. But we don't preach from the stage or anything. We're there to be the best musicians we can be."

For more information about the band visit www.orphanfound.com -- Annie Linskey

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