Formerly referred to as Bonehead, Familiar 48 is one of the a variety of pop/rock/post-grunge bands that arrived of Philadelphia and its own suburbs in the later ’90s. Familiar’s materials is normally melodic and tuneful, and its own affects — either immediate or indirect — range between Pearl Jam to reside to Matchbox Twenty. Business lead vocalist/songwriter Jayy Mannon, actually, has recognized Pearl Jam as an early on influence. Mannon continues to be quoted as stating that whenever he first began writing tunes, his like of Pearl Jam influenced him to create a whole lot of upset songs, anger, in the end, was among grunge’s trademarks. But mainly because time approved, his composing became less upset. Familiar was created in 1997 when Mannon met up with four additional Philly region natives. Mannon have been in and out of varied Philly rings since early senior high school; he began like a drummer before recognizing that performing and writing tunes will be his concentrate. Initially, Familiar experienced five members, nonetheless it was ultimately reduced to some foursome comprising Mannon on business lead vocals and classical guitar, Kevin Hug on electrical lead acoustic guitar and history vocals, Scott Stanley on electrical bass and history vocals, and Nick DeNofa on drums and percussion. The music group quickly became a fixture within the Philly rock and roll picture and their pop-minded design of post-grunge captivated a whole lot of university students. Philly, like Boston, is really a big college city and boasts many major universities, that was very good news for Familiar because in the past due ’90s, college-age listeners typically spent big money looking into alterna-rock rings. Familiar was still heading by Bonehead if they released the debut recording Fade on Vulgar Entertainment in 1999. But a name modify became required when Mannon found that the name Bonehead have been copyrighted by another person; the other rings that passed Bonehead within the ’90s included a Filipino metallic band along with a rock and roll en español music group from Argentina. Attempting to prevent legal inconveniences, Philly’s Bonehead became Familiar 48. The brand new name was influenced by Stanley’s desire for sports-themed video gaming; Stanley regarded as 48 his lucky quantity when he performed those video games. In 2000, Fade found the eye of maker Don Gehman — who spent some time working with everyone from Hootie & the Blowfish to R.E.M. to John Cougar Mellencamp — and Gehman’s excitement for the Philadelphians resulted in a cope with Refuge/MCA. The next year, Gehman created Wonderful Nothing, that is the band’s second record overall and initial as Familiar 48. Great Nothing premiered by Refuge/MCA in Apr 2002 and “Figure out how to Love Once again” became the album’s business lead single.