Thursday, July 21, 2016
SF WEEKLY -- He brought in singer-keyboardist Aeryka Denton — one of his college friends from SF State — and at his 25th birthday party met Hannah Glass. Glass and her brother Elliott would join the band on violin and drums, respectively, with trumpet-guitar player Lucas Kang rounding out the ensemble. Even though Your Fearless Leader is a recent incarnation, its roots go all the way back to 2004, when Ghiasi started playing guitar in eighth grade after switching to a new school. “At this school, all the guys played guitar, so I kind of thought it was the cool thing to do,” Ghiasi says.