Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Set In Color

By Lauren-Olivia “Liv” Simister

Long Island is home to many well-known names in music, such as Pat Benetar and Billy Joel. Emerging from the ever-growing music scene, Set In Color, a power-pop quartet, is intent on joining the ranks of the famous Long-Islanders.
Set In Color, comprised of Trey Ewald (lead vocals/guitar), Anthony Purpura (guitar/vocals), Chris “Topher” Mayer (bass), and Chris Capuano (Drums), is known for being a musically-diverse group.
So what inspired the members of Set In Color to come together? “My uncle plays music and it was constantly around me when I was younger, so as soon as I found people with a similar love for music I knew I wanted to start a band,” says lead singer Trey Ewald.
Practicing almost everyday, these guys are no strangers to hard work.
All that hard work paid off, scoring Set In Color gigs like the home date of Warped Tour ’09, Bamboozle ’06, and even Six Flags! They are also competing in the 14th Annual Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands (so don’t forget to go to to vote for Set In Color to play at Warped Tour!)
When asked what their career choices would be if not a musician, most of the band said they would stay within the music business, either in the studio or on the road. However, Anthony Purpura (guitar) claimed that if he were not a musician, he would be “A history teacher.”
But don’t be expecting Set In Color to throw in the towel anytime soon! They expect to be back in the studio by summer, working on a follow-up for their self-titled debut.
After building a dedicated fanbase, the guys are anxious to get back onto the road.
While on tour, fans can expect to see Set In Color showing off their brand loyalty.
“I like to use Fender bass guitars, an Ampeg cabinet and an Orange bass head,” says Topher (bass).
Set In Color also gave a shout-out to Gibson, as well as thanking their sponsors (SJC and Zildjian, Vic Firth and DW, D'Addario, Planet Waves, Evans, and Orange).
Set In Color are playing June 12th at Get Heard Fest in Marlboro, NJ. For more information on Set In Color, go to or
Their self-titled debut is available online now.

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