In Beer Goggles
Pen15 was formed in Charlotte, NC in 1996 by Ryan Sullivan and British transplant Mike Bradley, largely as an excuse to drink and act rude, with occasional music even being played from time to time. Drummer Dave Sterling joined the group early on and after this line up was solidified an EP was recorded and a d.i.y. tour of the East Coast of the United States followed shortly thereafter. The two week tour occured during the fall of 1997 and spanned twelve cities from Orlando to Boston and all major points in between including the legendary CBGBs where a bootleg tape was recorded 'off the board'. Mostly we just played to bartenders, but they seemed to dig it actually. After the tour we completed work on our full length CD called 'In Beer Goggles'. In 1999 Mike moved back to the UK and the band has been dormant since, until recently being revived in the summer of 2007 for a UK tour. In fact the tour went so well that we're in the planning stages for an even bigger extravaganza for 2008!