Hey Neighbor: Meet Combatillac
When it comes to practicing at home, being loud is hard. Fort Collins band Combatillac got first hand experience with that and slapped with a $1,000 fine before they found a better place to practice called Cohere Bandwidth. Members Eric and Craig gave us some insight on their band in prep for our Collaboration Brew Concert next month where they will play a set and reveal their Pils ‘Em All double pilsner from Pateros Creek Brewing.
Band Name: Combatillac
Place in the Neighborhood: Cohere Bandwidth Member Band
How long have you been a band, and what made you decide to seek out shared rehearsal space for band practice? What is your favorite part about rehearsing at Bandwidth?
We have been a band for a little over a year. We sought out Bandwidth because our neighbors are the worst. Our favorite part about band practice at Bandwidth is not paying noise violation fines and knowing the cops won’t come.
What do you do for work … and play?
Craig is Graphic Designer and likes to play music, snowboard and drink. Eric sits at a desk by day and rides his bike or sits at a bar by night.
What makes your band unique?
We open a lot of shows for other bands and our name and band members are unique.
Who are the members of your band (and what instruments do they each play)?
Craig, plays drums in the band, but also a good guitar and bass player. Seth plays bass in the band, and apparently guitar, but I’ve never heard him. I’m Eric and I play guitar in the band, but can kinda play anything like a guitar, and the drums.
How did you meet?
Eric met Craig through his old band, he would always tell me he wanted to play drums for us, because our drummer didn’t hit hard enough. That drummer moved away and Craig got to drum for the Denim. We met Seth at a memorial for a friend.
Are there any other local bands that you find inspiring?
Current soundtrack to a day in your life — (what band(s)/song(s) you’re listening to, local or otherwise?)
Any goals you’re working toward as a band?
We look forward to turning out the sweet tunes, learning new songs and perfecting old ones.
What’s the most important thing you accomplish at band practice?
Getting there on time and not leaving anything behind.
Where can people find you/your music?