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The Catching Featured Cover Story For "Living Monmouth County" Magazine

September 13, 2017

For more than three years, a band of boys from Monmouth County - Holden Glazer, Jake Farbman, Evan Hemwall, Drew Stevens - spent countless hours refining, performing, and promoting their pop - rock sound to anyone who would listen, hoping to finally catch their big break. Whether they were winning over crowds during shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, performing during a live stream to a worldwide social media audience or performing around the country, Monmouth County's own The Catching did all they could to organically gain many fans.

Little did they know they would catch the ears of two major music industry giants, manager Tim Byrne and producer Matt Squire, who have worked with superstars like Simon Cowell, One Direction, Katy Perry, and many others. The Catching, now managed by Byrne, are fresh off the release of their newest single produced by Squire: "Do It All Again." The video to the catchy, melodic song, with lyrics about post-relationship emotions that all ages can relate to, garnered more than 10,000 views on YouTube in the first two weeks after its release. Now, the four-piece band of young adults that conquered the Monmouth County music scene seems poised to take an even bigger step in the coming months and sign with a record label, and dive head-first into the music industry by moving to Los Angeles.

"We're willing to do whatever it takes," lead singer and bassist Holden said during an interview with Living in Media at a restaurant in Red Bank, that just happened to be next door to an old School of Rock location some of them played at when they were learning their craft.

During our conversation, as Holden and the other members of the band, guitarists Jake and Evan, and drummer Drew, shared the story of the band's founding and its growth, the cohesion of the group became apparent, as did their dedication to gaining more fans, exposure, and willingness to learn from seasoned music professionals.

The band regularly checks in with the lead singer from Plain White T's, who they toured with briefly last year, and was open to refining their sound from their first EP, "Teenage Fiction Part I," to produce, as Jake put it, "more mature" songs like their latest single.

While the band members admit that it took them several years of slowly building up to the point they're at now, before long, they hope to take their pop-rock sound that originated right here near the Jersey Shore to arenas throughout the world.

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