A Wish For Marilynne, featured
band for July
AWFM formed two years ago in Ocala
and is a blend of Screamo, Hardcore and Emo.
Jarod Falck -Guitarist,
London Bufford -Drums, Andrew Wade- Guitar/Lead Vocals,
and Ben Wade- Bass/Vocals
interview with Ben Wade, AWFM
How would you describe A Wish for
A mission field to reach people our age with something they love and we love,
and a creative outlet for us musically, spiritually, and emotionally
What do you play/do in the
I play bass guitar
and sing backup vocals, as well as right most of the lyrics
Where were you born?
I was born in Gainesville Florida at Alachua General Hospital
Where is your hometown?
I’ve lived in Ocala Florida since I was 1, and that is where I call home
Who came up with the name of
I did, when we first started out we knew two things about where the band was
going – we were going to be Christian and we were going to be emo – so I wanted
a name to go with our style but I didn’t want people to hear the name and say
“Oh they’re Christian they’re no good” so I came up with a somewhat neutral name
that matched our style. Well the fact that the name didn’t mean anything gave it
it’s meaning – for us Marilynne represents all the people that would not listen
to us before hearing us so we have a wish for Marilynne that they would listen
to us with an unbiased opinion and hear what we have to say before laying
What are some of your favorite
Thursday, Thrice, Albert React, Dead Poetic, Underoath, Emery, Brand New, etc.
the list goes on forever!
Who musically influences awfm?
Our biggest influence is a spiritual one so in that respect I would have to say
God, but musically we take things into our own hands for the most part – we
shoot for originality and would rather define our music by our own standards
than someone else’s.
Do you have a role model?
Well every time somebody asks me that I can only think of people with
Christ-like qualities that are my role models so my ultimate role model would
definitely have to be Christ
How long have you been a
Do you have anything to say to motivate
people to listen to awfm?
Just that we play music that we love and we hope that any one who hears it
love’s it too, you can check us out on awfm.net if you want to
Who makes the best fast food?
I would definitely have to go
with Burger King
Bands In Vans
AWFM in the news
- July 8 @ Central Christian
Church in Ocala, FL. With
Fireflight, Manifest, and Stronghold 18:2. Cost is $5. Starts at
- July 16 @ First Assembly of
Belleview in Belleview, FL. With
There For Tomorrow and
This Is My Rifle. 7:00-10:00pm. Free!!
- July 31 @ TBA in Floral
City, FL. More info coming soon.
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