half•alive formed in 2016 in Long Beach, CA. The independent band started as the product of a 50-song challenge that Josh Taylor, the band's leader and principle song writer, had completed in early 2016. Josh wrote 50 songs in hopes of improving his skill as a songwriter. With the help of drummer, Brett Kramer and Grammy nominated producer James Krausse, a few of the songs came alive in the Mojave Desert, inside a helicopter hanger that had been redesigned as a recording studio, where the band recorded its debut EP, 3. After the songs were released, half•alive started working on it’s live show, adding bass player J Tyler to the band. The fan base grew substantially online within the first three months of its release. The debut EP, 3 is now available for free on streaming platforms.
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