Existant /igzístánt/ n. Greenville, SC band with clear influences of '60s blues-rock, '90s alternative, and modern indie rock. Founded 2008 by singer-songwriter Jason Bodson with six-string sorcerer James Heaton. Released first album Debutante in July 2008. Etymology: Derivative of existent - occuring or present at the moment; e.g. a Zen-like state. MEMBERS: ... Jason Bodson (vocals/rhythm guitar) Straight-laced midwestern boy. Eagle Scout. Voted "Most Intelligent". Songwriter for over ten years. Veered from an engineering career to explore true passion in music. Influences include: Soundgarden, RATM, Radiohead, Tool, Sting, SRV, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Wilco, Kings of Convenience, Josh Ritter, Death Cab for Cutie. ... James Heaton (lead guitar) Man of many guises. Ex-PI, scuba instructor, graphic designer, father of three. Since 16 has worshipped at the altar of guitar-god Hendrix. Mixes classic amp tones w/ state-of-the-art electro-wizardry to create unique sounds. Independent solo releases include "The Bat Album" and "Escape From Voodoo Skull Island'