Band members are local rock stars
February 26, 2013
By Lee Xie
Jacob McCaslin and his band, Jacob McCaslin & Roll the Credits, are finally getting a taste of fame.
The band, formed about two and a half years ago, recently released its first music video, a cover of “Get a High,” by the UK band Mama’s Guns. In less than a month, the video generated more than 100,000 views on YouTube.
“We got nothing but great responses, and we couldn’t be happier with how much attention it has brought the band,” McCaslin said. “We are all just so thrilled about its success and having more and more people discover our music.”
Jacob McCaslin & Roll the Credits consists of McCaslin (singer/lead guitarist), a senior at Skyline High School, Colin Malaska (bass), a senior at Eastside Catholic High School, Colton Stapper (rhythm guitar/back-up singer), a senior at Skyline, and Will Gerlach (drums), a junior at Skyline.
When asked what’s next for the band, McCaslin said, “Well, we are all going our separate ways next year. Until then, we’re just going to keep playing shows and hope to grow the fan base for our music.”
“Get a High” is available for free on jacobmccaslin.bandcamp.com. The band’s Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/RolltheCreditsBand.