Original Band Members: Hunter Porter (keyboards), Max Hamilton (vocals), Ryan Hadley (bassist), Steve Beuder (guitar), Ben Biener (guitar) and Dylan O’Brien (drums and vocals
New Band Members: Hunter Porter (keyboards/bass), Max Hamilton (vocals), Ryan Hadley (bassist), Steve Beuder (guitar), Ben Biener (guitar), Chris Beuder (drums)
Genre: Reggae/ Punk
Hometown: South Bay, CA
Record Label: Gravel Pit Records
Influences: Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Pennywise, sublime, blink 182, avenged sevenfold, rebelution, slightly stoopid, guns n roses, NWA, streetlight manifesto, rancid, too rude
Current Location: Manhattan Beach
Manager: leaf erikson
Purchase their music: iTunes
Social Media: facebook / twitter
In February 2009, a group of seniors at Mira Costa High School, along with one from Rolling Hills Preparatory School and Bishop Montgomery High School, formed a party band, Slow Kids at Play. College interrupted the band’s momentum, but they were still able to record original music that hit the iTunes charts. Now free from the school grind, some of the original band members have reignited the band to create a new chapter in its history.
The original members of the band included Hunter Porter (keyboards), Max Hamilton (vocals), Ryan Hadley (bassist), Steve Beuder (guitar), Ben Biener (guitar) and Dylan O’Brien (drums and vocals). The new lineup has seen some changes. Hadley has moved to San Francisco, so Porter has been filling in on bass. O’Brien has become a TV star with one of the lead roles in “Teen Wolf” so he has taken a hiatus from the band because of his hectic schedule. Beuder’s younger brother, Chris, is now playing drums.
Slow Kids at Play was able to record a couple EPs after the band members graduated from high school and after freshman year in college. They combined the EPs and released them on iTunes in September 2011. O’Brien went to college for about a year when he landed the role of Stiles in “Teen Wolf”.