The five group members each got their start playing in different bands and with different artists. All of them had big dreams of musical success – but nothing worked until they all came together and formed Lanco.
"I've literally been in bands - I don't think there's a year of my life since I was 13 I wasn't in a band. And so, I played with so many guys and made so many friendships," frontman Brandon Lancaster shared during a recent media event. "But I remember meeting Tripp: He and I were in different bands, and we'd go to each other's shows. And then I played him some of the songs I had been writing, and he was like, 'All right. I want in on this. Let's start' ... And then, when I met Eric, he went to school with [Baldwin and Hampton], and brought them along."
"That first night we all got together, we actually played less music than I think any other first band practices," he continued. "Usually, everyone's awkward, and the only way you can communicate is through your instruments. I just really got along with everyone, which made the music easier ... There was a chemistry there. It was the first time it wasn't just a bunch of dudes playing instruments in a tight vicinity; it was friends. It felt like, 'These are my buddies.'"