We are a Punk/Rock band from Philadelphia, PA consisting of members Katelyn Marie on Vocals, Garry Oberholtzer on Guitar, Julian Weber on Keyboard, Sam Pettine on Drums and Macey Cohn on Bass.
Katie always had a passion for the arts. She has a talent for drawing and has been dancing since she was 2.
She started with playing the Violin in 2008; perform at school concerts, holiday events at her local mall and fundraisers at Pet Smart to raise money for the ASPCA.
Katie always enjoyed singing but was shy to sing out. She joined her school choir in 2011, keeping her voice hidden.
In 2015 she left her school choir, to explore her love of pop and rock. In 2016, Katie gained the courage to post a video of herself singing “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 and discovered Rock And Roll After School (RARAS).
In 2017 Katie was accepted into The University of The Arts’s Pre College program where she studied vocal performance in Jazz and Contemporary music along with many other talented students around the world.
Katie’s musical inspirations are usually her favorite bands with strong female vocalists like Paramore, Little Mix, We Are The In Crowd, and Tonight Alive as well as other bands like The Struts, The Arctic Monkeys, All Time Low, and more.
During her free time she enjoys being a hip hop dancer at Premiere Dance Studio, Drawing and other arts, Jumping up and down and singing along to her favorite songs in her basement, Speaking out about Psoriasis with the National Psoriasis Foundation, and helping out kids with Autism, Asthma, Sickle Cell, Hemophilia and other diagnosis at Dragonfly Forest.
17, hopeful, and somewhat hard headed, Garry has had the relentless goal of expressing himself through his instrument and working toward a career in which he can do that in his future.
Playing music for 9 years and his guitar for 7, he’s worked relentlessly to better himself not only as a musician but a person. Music has been his only outlet and has helped him through highs and lows, struggling with money, family, death, and over all a bad atmosphere.
He has been through 6 bands now, some more successful than the last only locals may recognize such as The Gentlemen or Aim for Grey. He participates in many forms of music and has obtained a unique style in doing so taking inspiration from Brian Haner jr., Gary Moore, Rob Scallon, and much more.
One day, Garry’s closest childhood friend, The Disapproved’s bassist, Julian Weber, had found the shining light of the final member of the disapproved, Katelyn Marie, and had decided to join to save the band and make something special. Now with Julian’s amazing outgoing showmanship, Garry’s dream and passion, and Katelyn’s determination and amazing, talented voice, we’re not here to just have ourselves a good time being close friends, we’re here to give an amazing show to people like you and make you happier, maybe even change some lives.
Come see us live and support us and you’ll see the bond this band has forged.