Famous Musicians From Utah
Utah is full of talented people and that talent is spread across many fields like sports, acting, writing, and music. And well, since I host and produce a new music show, I figured I would focus on musicians.
Wayne Sermon from Imagine Dragons. Sermon was born in American Fork and attended the Berklee College of Music where he double majored in guitar performance and composition. He met Dan Reynolds after hearing perform at a club in Utah and Reynolds invited him to join his band and move to Las Vegas. Imagine Dragons released their debut album in 2012. Night Visions contained the hit singles “It’s Time”, “Radioactive”, and “Demons”.
Quinn Allman of The Used. Born in Orem, Allman picked up the guitar at age 14 and started playing in bands at 15. In 2001 he formed The Used along with Branden Steineckert and Jeph Howard. He left the band in 2015 and went on to perform on Andy Black’s debut solo album The Shadow Side.
Elaine Bradley of the Neon Trees. Born is Logan, Bradley joined the Neon Trees as a drummer and singer in 2006. She’s also filled in as a drummer for The 8G Band for a couple of weeks on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2016 and 2017 and also hosts BYU tv’s Grace Notes.
Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. Born in St. George Urie joined Panic! At The Disco in 2004 and is the only original member remaining. The band released A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out in 2005 with the lead single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”. Along with his work with Panic! At The Disco, Urie has acted on Broadway in Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots, written a song for the SpongeBob SquarePants Musical, and launched the Highest Hopes Foundation that supports other non-profit organizations that advocate for human rights and support communities who are often discriminated against.
Meg and Dia
Meg and Dia formed a band together in 2004. The sisters were born in Logan and grew up in St. George. They released their debut album Our Home Is Gone in 2005.
I Don't Know How But They Found Me
I Don't Know How But They Found Me. The Utah duo made up of Dallon Weekes, previously of Panic! At The Disco, and Ryan Seaman formed in 2016. They released their debut album Razzmatazz with the single "Leave Me Alone".
Bonus Entry: Brandon Flowers of The Killers.
While Flowers was born in Nevada, he spent much of his childhood in Utah. The Killers released their debut album Hot Fuss in 2004 with the hit singles “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me”. The Killers latest album Pressure Machine is a concept album based on Flowers childhood in Nephi.