Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Kevin Gift, piano and keyboard; Tempee Warmack, rhythm guitar; Dan Ostrowsky, drummer, Bill Burke, bass; Doug Mattingly, vocals, guitar, songwriter.

Founded in: 2002

Style: Pop rock

Influenced by: Sting, Matchbox Twenty, John Mayer

Notable: Each member of the band gets some time to play a solo, according to Mattingly.

Quotable: Mattingly on songwriting: "I don't write in a cathartic way. Some artists are angry and write about what they are going through. But everything [I write] is from experience and from the heart. I'm accomplishing what I hoped to accomplish -- to make a difference and to touch people's lives."

For more information on the band, visit www.dougmattingly.net.

-- Annie Linskey