In the short time since their birth in Summer of 2010, the young band has already been taking the local pop-punk scene by storm. Driven by frontman Tad Doan and guitarist Noel Hernandez, their energetic shows and comedic stage banter leave fans all across Texas coming back for more.
In the winter of 2009, a few months after singer Tad Doan's last musical project had come to an end, he found new inspiration in a friend and decided to start a new band. “I was planning on giving up on music and pursuing school alone until Pat Brown (Sing It Loud) and Andrew Goldstein (The Friday Night Boys) changed my mind. I posted several bulletins on Myspace hoping to find people to jam with,” Doan said, reflecting on how it all began. When Noel Hernandez responded, the two immediately started writing songs and recording in Tad's home studio. Starting to play local shows, they reached out to drummer Adam Vara, who had previously worked with both Tad and Noel, to fill the spot on drums. In search of a bass player to fill the last void in their line up, old friend Sebastian Oates came on board in the Summer of 2010 and "made us feel complete," said Vara. From then on, Set The Scene was born.
Opening for national touring acts such as Sing It Loud (Epitaph Records), Eye Alaska (Fearless Records), Every Avenue (Fearless Records), and Amber Pacific (Victory Records), the young band has been able to take what they need and apply everything that they've learned. "In the past four to five months, so much has happened and we don't have any other plans other than doing what we love."