Sinners and Saints
In late 1999, brothers Rob and Mark Lind found themselves in an unusual situation; both of their bands (Blood For Blood and The Ducky Boys, respectively) went on indefinite hiatus and they were without bands for the first time in 5 years. Since they first picked up their instruments, they had always talked about starting a band together. After years of planning and scheming, they met up with Anthony Papalardo (founding member of hardcore legends Ten Yard Fight and In My Eyes). Their plan was put into action and Sinners and Saints was born. Their goal was to play rock ‘n roll like their heroes had (Guns N Roses, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones) but to avoid becoming some sort of retro nostalgia act. They’ve taken their old influences and blended them with influences of bands like Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Weezer and Social Distortion to name a few.
Sinners and Saints are undoubtedly a rock n' roll band. Their songs deal with anger, loneliness, isolation, death, disillusionment, loss, and self-realization from the point of view of guys who really grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. These guys play rock ‘n roll from the gut and of the same nature the true rock ‘n roll bands of the past 50 years have done.