Formed of friends after parting ways with their former bands the members of Brightwell came together despite the distance between them, collaborating remotely as vocalist Nick Barham lived in Michigan, drummer Arvin Sarathy in Illinois, and singer/bassist Tanner Allen and guitarist Vaughn Isaac resided in Texas.
“We started writing music while still living across the country from each other, sending songs back and forth, but we soon realized that we would have to live closer to really make this work,” states Barham.
In March 2014 Arvin, Tanner, and Vaughn moved in with Nick and soon after the band entered the studio with producer Nick Scott (The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, For All I Am).
“During this time, we really began to find our sound as well as mesh together our vision, which is why we chose Alpha as our title. For us it represents the beginning of Brightwell, and it’s off to a solid start.”