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This Providence was a four-piece alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington The band consisted of Dan Young lead vocals/guitar, David Blaise bass, Gavin Phillips lead guitar, and Andy Horst drums


  • 1 Band history
    • 11 Formation and early history
    • 12 Our Worlds Divorce 2004
    • 13 This Providence 2006
    • 14 Who Are You Now 2009-2011
    • 15 Brier 2012-2013
  • 2 Members
    • 21 Past members
  • 3 Discography
    • 31 Albums
    • 32 EPs
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Band history

Formation and early history

Daniel Young, Phil Cobrea, Gavin Phillips, and Paul Benson came together to form the band in 2003 Phillips and Young were in different pop punk bands in high school and came together when each dissolved Young is Australian and was raised in Australia

Our Worlds Divorce 2004

While still in high school, the band gathered a strong following locally as well as some label attention After graduating, they released their debut full-length record, Our Worlds Divorce, produced by Casey Bates

In September 2005, This Providence announced that drummer Paul Benson was leaving the band to pursue new career paths, eventually with Apple Inc The band and Benson parted on good terms and stay in contact on a regular basis They also announced their new drummer, Ryan Tapert, and informed that he would be playing his first show with them in November at the Paradox in Seattle

This Providence 2006

Fueled by Ramen released This Providence's new self-titled full-length album on September 12, 2006 On November 1, 2006, Phil Cobrea announced that he would no longer be playing bass in This Providence He cited "fractured relationships" and a "need to be around his family and girlfriend" as his reason for leaving He left on friendly terms and claimed he will be around when This Providence plays shows in Seattle

On November 3, 2006, This Providence announced that David Blaise, a Phoenix, Arizona native, had joined the band as the new bass player On February 5, 2007, the band announced that they had changed from a 4-piece to a 5-piece They enlisted the help of long-time friend Sean Gasperetti to play guitar and sing backup vocals This allowed Young to be hands-free as the frontman

This Providence have toured with Cute Is What We Aim For, Paramore, All Time Low, The Hush Sound, Daphne Loves Derby, Relient K, House of Heroes, Ludo and Brighten They appeared at The Bamboozle 2007 on May 5, 2007

They soon released their music video for "My Beautiful Rescue" with film director, Kevin CW Maistros On June 19, 2007, This Providence officially announced Ryan Tapert's departure from the group

The band toured with A Change of Pace, June, and Paulson in the summer of 2007 Whilst on tour with Daphne Loves Derby, The Higher, and The Reign of Kindo, they took the opportunity to announce their new drummer: Andy Horst

Who Are You Now 2009-2011

On April 17, 2008, Sean Gasperetti announced his departure from the band In the fall of 2008, the band released an EP on Fueled By Ramen, titled The Bright Lights EP Throughout September 2008, This Providence was on the "Why So Serious" US Midwest/West Coast tour, headlined by The Cab Afterwards, they supported Relient K on their headlining tour with Ludo and House Of Heroes during the month of October and the beginning of November 2008

In January 2009, the band was joined by touring guitarist Jake Van Paepeghem On January 30, the band announced their third album entitled Who Are You Now which was released March 17 Throughout February, the band supported Ludo on tour, along with Sing It Loud and The Morning Light

They performed their song "Letdown" and had a video interview at the BETA Records TV Studios in Hollywood, California in the summer of 2009, directed by Eric MacIver and produced by Chris Honetschlaeger, which was posted online

The band finished the Let's Make a Mess tour in July 2009, which was headlined by Hey Monday Other bands included on the tour were The Friday Night Boys, Stereo Skyline and The Bigger Lights They also took part in Warped Tour 2009 during August After Warped Tour, they went on tour with headliner Cartel, alongside The Summer Set, The Dares and Runner Runner In the fall of 2009, This Providence announced that their new single from the album Who Are You Now will be "Keeping On Without You" The music video premiered on November 10, 2009

They performed at 1061 KISS FM's Jingle Bell Bash on December 19, 2009 They next embarked on a tour with Motion City Soundtrack, Set Your Goals, and Fueled By Ramen label mates, The Swellers The tour began on January 23, 2010 in Minneapolis, MN

This Providence began their very first headlining tour in 2010, the "'Bout Damn Time" tour Their opening acts included The Bigger Lights, Anarbor, The Audition and Artist Vs Poet in some locations

Brier 2012-2013

This Providence supported Go Radio on the Lucky Street tour and released their new EP, Brier produced by Matt Grabe, on May 1 They recently diverged from their record label Fueled By Ramen

At an acoustic house show on February 15, 2013, Dan Young confirmed that This Providence is not continuing as a band, though he is still booking house shows No official announcement has been made

In 2016, Dan Young released the first song he had recorded under the name Lonely Benson


  • Daniel Young - vocals, guitar 2003–2013
  • Gavin Phillips - guitar 2003–2013
  • David Blaise - bass 2006–2013
  • Andy Horst - drums 2007–2013

Past members

  • Phil Cobrea - bass 2003–2006
  • Paul Benson - drums 2003–2005
  • Ryan Tapert - drums 2005–2007
  • Sean Gasperetti - guitar 2007–2008



  • Our Worlds Divorce November 16, 2004 Rocketstar Recordings
  • This Providence September 12, 2006 Fueled by Ramen
  • Who Are You Now March 17, 2009 Fueled by Ramen


  • The Sunday Best 2003, re-released February 6, 2004
  • The Bright Lights October 21, 2008 Fueled by Ramen
  • Brier May 1, 2012 Magic Mike Records


  1. ^ "Exclusive This Providence Interview: "Yeah, We're Pretty Emo"" MTV Buzzworthy Blog MTV 24 February 2009 
  2. ^ Frost, Kayla June 2008 "This Providence" AZ Teen Archived from the original on 2013-06-22 
  3. ^ Khan, Joshua 25 March 2009 "13 Questions with Dan Young" Blare 
  4. ^ "from Daniel Young of This Providence" Tumblr 2011 
  5. ^ http://wwwseangasperettitumblrcom
  6. ^ "CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR" Archived from the original on March 17, 2008 
  7. ^ "The Statement" June 19, 2007 
  8. ^ "Sean G is leaving This Providence" April 17, 2008 
  9. ^ "RIP THIS PROVIDENCE" Pup Fresh February 16, 2013 Retrieved May 18, 2017 
  10. ^ Tate, Jason "Lonely Benson - "Lazy Love"" Retrieved May 19, 2017 

External links

  • Official website
  • This Providence's profile at MySpace
  • This Providence's profile at Purevolume
  • This Providence Message Board
  • Trash the Stage interview with Dan
  • Interview with mplsscenecom
  • 'Who Are You Now' Review @ The Album Project

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