Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
This Holiday Life
Sound description: Alt-pop for the 21st century.
RIYL: U2, Jellyfish, Squeeze, Tears for Fears, Delta Spirit, Savage Garden
- Blurt · Dec. 23, 2008
- MySpace page · Jan. 7, 2008
Inception: Encinitas, 2001
Influences: Savage Garden, the Rolling Stones, Switchfoot, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Oingo Boingo, the Beatles, the Bee Gees, the Doves, Frank Sinatra, U2, Jerry Jeff Walker, Squeeze, Foo Fighters, Waking Ashland, Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Athlete, Spoon
This Holiday Life got a huge career boost in 2005/2006 by opening dates for a high-profile Switchfoot tour. They've also played each of Switchfoot's Bro-Am surf competitions.
The members are based in Encinitas and Carlsbad. Bass player Bobby Anderson used to be a member of Donkey Talk, along with singer Scott Anderson. Guitarist Joe Freeman was in a band called Speaking of Aslan, while Mark Nagel played drums in NCM.