Nashville-based Alternative Rock band Bonaventure is made up of Dan Smyers and Andrew Albert, both of whom are already well known in the music world to their respective fans - Andy is the lead singer of Pop-Punk band Holiday Parade while Dan is a successful solo singer and guitarist in his own right. The pair met up about a year and a half ago in Miami, Florida and after realising that they were both heading down the same path musically, began to explore and share a few song ideas between themselves over the internet. That path as well as the initial exploration and sharing of ideas eventually led to the formation of Bonaventure and both artists moving to Nashville, Tennessee - the city of such great songwriters as Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix - to create what they call "Rock with a Southern flavour".
According to the band's EPK, the band is named after a street in Atlanta, Georgia called "Bonaventure Ave" but that hasn't stopped fans - who presume the band's name is derived from the medieval Italian Franciscan Saint and one of the greatest Doctors of the early Church, St. Bonaventure- from labelling the band as a Christian Rock band, a title that neither Dan nor Andy have publicly acknowledged or denied.
Purchase: Bonaventure - "These Shoes" // "I Dare You" (iTunes)