“New year, new me” was certainly the mantra for the newly reformed 5-piece band, Trapdoor Social. The origins of the band lay with duo, Merrit Graves and Skylar Funk, who were equally as enraged about the growing carbon emissions and degradation of the planet. Meeting at an Environmental program, the pair began a successful career in music before refreshingly expanding the group to a 5-piece for 2017. Arriving with bassist, Patrick Griffen, guitarist, Louie Gonzalez, drummer, Ben Ebert and a raucous new album; Trapdoor are set for a good year.
Starting as they mean to go on, Trapdoor Social have been combining activism with their music. Ensuring their tour was ethically responsible, the band performed at solar-powered concerts and outdoor venues across the country. Even more impressively, Trapdoor Social pioneered and performed at the first annual Sunstock Solar Festival in the summer of last year – a completely solar-powered music and art festival that raised around $10,000 for a kids charity. Watch their latest video “Great Lake” to find out more about the musicians who are making a positive impact.