About the Band
WinterHaven was formed while the guys were in high school in 2018/19 with current members Brendan, Colton & Jack. They started jamming and playing shows locally in Flagstaff,Az. In early 2020 drummer Nick Schira joined WinterHaven, and shortly after that they released their first album Apparition.
This Arizona quartet ( Jack, Brendo, Scrotum and Nick ) bring a refreshing sound to the scene, taking the music they fell in love with and making it their own. Described as a “ pop punk, punk,emo,alternative, you name it” type of band. WinterHaven is accruing a diverse fan base including old school punkers, metal fans, emos, lovers of alternative music, your Mother, Aunt and Grandmother ( to name a few )
“ We just play music we love to listen to” says Jack
“ ( Brendo quote, something good ) “ says Brendo
“ 3 inches is enough!” says Scrotum
The guys got together with a local musician and recorded their first demo, Dear You in a home studio.
After winning Flagstaff’s Battle of the Bands, they were awarded recording time at a local studio, Mudshark studios in Flagstaff, Az. They recorded their first full length album Apparition in 2019/20 at Mudshark Studios.
In the Fall of 2020, WinterHaven’s second album B3 was recorded with producer Matt Good at Switchblade studios in Tempe,Az. They released a few singles, ramping up to the full release of B3. The album was released in 2021, along with the music videos for songs Ted Cruz and Hold on.
January 2022 they returned to the studio, but this time in Southern California with Joey Bradford ( The Used ) at the Vibeatorium where they recorded 4 singles with him, 2 of which were released in 2022. Mixed and mastered by Ryan" Fluff" Bruce
The band released the Carpe Natem EP on June 30th 2023. This was also recorded at the Vibeatorium with Joey Bradford and mixed by Ryan Bruce.
The band is always writing new music and demos, 2024 will see them head back into the studio to record more music.
Spring 2022 the young band landed on the bill for Punk in Drublic in Phoenix, Az with legendary punk bands NOFX, Bouncing Souls, Lagwagon and more….
Throughout the spring of 2022 they continued to play shows with touring punk bands such as Bad Cop Bad Cop, Authority Zero and more.
In May 2022 they kept the momentum going as they opened for 311, where they were the only support band for the show.
In November of 2022 WinterHaven found themselves once again on the lineup of a huge punk festival in Orange County California - Punk in the Park. The headliners of this festival were Bad Religion and The Dropkick Murphys as well as some of the biggest / best known bands in the punk genre. Punk in the Park was voted one of the top 10 concerts of the year by the Orange County register.
In August of 2023, the band played the Ca Is For Lovers festival in California. This festival had bands such as Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Hawthorne Heights, Sleeping With Sirens, Bayside and more.
WinterHaven is consistently playing shows on the west coast and looking to move towards the midwest and east coast next year. The band has already booked some festivals for next year and is currently booking shows into 2024.