The Warrior family is filled with young, artistic talent of all kinds, including brothers Shane Cronin ‘18 and Josh Cronin ‘18 who are breaking their way into the music industry. They have been performing together for the past few years and are currently in a band called Sir, Please along with three other members.
The two started playing and practicing music in their freshman year. They both sing and play a variety of instruments, including bass, guitar, keyboard and drums, and decided to start their first band: Sir, Please.
“I was forced to join choir freshman year by my sister, and then I discovered my voice,” said Shane Cronin. “Then [I] started teaching myself all the instruments.”
The brothers grew up around the influence of their father, Kevin Cronin, who is the lead singer of the American rock band REO Speedwagon. However, they both said their dad never pushed them into music. Music was discovered individually by each brother.
“[Our dad] never advertised [music] to us,” said Josh Cronin. “He just kind of was like, ‘Oh, I’m Dad and you can be whoever you want!’”
Both boys have developed a sense of confidence about their music, rarely getting nervous before performing. They view performing as a fun and liberating experience.
“It’s more of an escape rather than a feeling,” said Shane Cronin. “So, if there’s anything going on outside of music, you can kind of let it go or take it out on stage.”
The boys’ favorite genres of music are indie and classic rock. Their original pieces are influenced by some of their favorite artists and bands.
“We love Bad Suns, Nothing But Thieves and, personally, I love Tame Impala, Mac Demarco, Young the Giant and The Growlers,” said Josh Cronin.
“They’re pretty versatile with their vibe,” said fan and friend Connor Storrie ‘18. “Their sounds are also really modern; they are kind of sharp and sleek.”
As they get older, the two hope to pursue music, whether it be performing and touring with a band, songwriting or a combination of the two. They are constantly experimenting with their style, and more recently, the name of their band. On Oct. 22, the band officially renamed themselves Sir, Please from their former name Vitals.
Shane Cronin said,“[We want] to create a sound that people love and people can connect with.”