115 began in 1998 in the little college town of Marshall, TX.
Stephen, from Frisco, TX, and Chris, from Houston, TX, were put
in the same room (room 115) as freshmen at East
Texas Baptist University. In this room they realized
they shared a love for music. Stephen had written two
but was unable to sing them. Since Chris was, and still
is, an amazing singer Stephen showed Chris the songs. Shortly after, Chris and Stephen played
Agony in a coffee house night on campus for their first ever
performance. After this experience the love for writing
music together grew and new songs were added over the next
months. Soon the name Room 115, originally a joke, stuck.
splitting up geographically the two have run into some unique
situations. When Stephen left for Hong Kong to attend HK
Baptist University for the 1999-2000 school year Chris
stayed back at ETBU. Many of the songs written over this
period were individually composed and recorded guitar first then
vocals on the computer. Stephen returned to the States in
August of 2000 only to leave Texas again for yet another school,
in Wheaton, IL. Meanwhile, throughout his sophomore year
Chris ganged up with three friends at ETBU to form a talented
rock/alternative band, Briley.
With the constant distance it continues to be difficult for them
to be a "real band."
in all this, Chris and Stephen have finished over 25 songs
for the Room 115 repertoire. The demo CD Simplistic
was released in early 2000 as well. The hope in selling
this "rough" CD was to raise enough money to get into
the studio. Not enough money was raised, but the boys
ended up recording three songs for free. Two of which are
on a compilation CD released in February of 2002. Chris and Stephen have had some personal and logistical
obstacles to battle in the last few years, but for now they are
still "together" and hoping to create and play more
music together. If you get a chance to talk to Chris
or Stephen about music you will notice that they are serious about making music
for the rest of their lives, together or not. Be sure to
check out Chris' other project Briley.