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Portrait of To the Sea
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Textural sounds, intricate song structure, and subtle juxtaposition define Seattle band TO THE SEA. Reunited in 2009 after a four-year hiatus, TO THE SEA consists of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Danny Payne, lead guitarists Brandon Smith and Jon Fickes, bassist George Samaras, and drummer Kyle Kamrath.
Hometown Seattle, WA
Genres Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Band Members Danny Payne<br/>Jon Fickes<br/>George Samaras<br/>... » more
Achievements Best-of-100 Top-judger Top-judger Top-40
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
George N/A
To the Sea N/A
# Years Experience Performing Live: 2
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 20
Market Draw: Local 21+: 51-75; Local All Ages: 31-50
Venue History: Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, WA
Neumos - Seattle, WA
Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
The High Dive - Seattle, WA
Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
White Eagle Saloon - Portland, OR
Chop Suey - Seattle , WA
El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA
The Tiger Bar - Portland, OR
Ash Street Saloon - Portland, OR
The Skylark Cafe - Seattle, WA
Jazzbones - Tacoma, WA
Opener Experience: Chief; The Globes
Similar Artists: The Globes; The Lonely Forest; The Verve; Coldplay; Radiohead; Doves; Arcade Fire; Travis
Performing Rights Society: BMI
Discography: Circles, Patterns, and Wires LP—2011; Short Chapters EP—2009

Within their limited tenure, TO THE SEA has established themselves as one of the hardest-working bands in Seattle. They’ve toured the Pacific Northwest, headlining such notable venues as Neumos, The Crocodile, Chop Suey, El Corazon, and the Columbia...





Reached 60th in Best of Pop chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 4 weeks.
October 2008 Judging Excellence
August 2008 Judging Excellence


Technical Requirements

Tech Rider
If venue/concert is providing sound, To the Sea will need:
3 vocal microphones
3 monitor mixes with at least one monitor for each member (5 total) (preferred)
3 Boom Mic Stand for Vocals
Electrical Outlets near front of stage for Effects Pedal Boards
Basic Reverb or Delay unit for Vocals.

For Small Indoor Venues:
1 Kick Drum Mic
3 Guitar Amp Mics
1 Bass Amp Mic
1 Channel for Keyboard

For Larger and Outdoor Venues:
1 Kick Drum Mic
1 Snare Mic
1 Floor Tom Mic
1 High Tom Mic
2 Overhead Condenser Mics
3 Guitar Amp Mics
1 Bass Amp Mic
1 Channel for Keyboard

To the Sea will have:
Effects, Guitars, Cables, Guitar Stands, Picks, and Sticks
Guitars - Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Telecaster, Epiphone Sheraton II, Fender Stratocaster, Johnson Bass, Korg Keyboard
Guitar Amps: Fender Hot Rod DeVille 2x12, Peavy Tweed Classic 4x10, Vox AC30 Top Boost 2x12, Ampeg 4x10.
Mapex Pro-M Series.
Kick (22"), Snare (14"), High Tom (12''), Floor Tom (18"), Ride (22"), Crash (18"), and High Hat (14").
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