By Dylan Boyle
Josh Mellman (Josh Mellman, Benjamin Lau, Cody Kramer), singer-songwriter: Facebook
Thursday’s battle of the bands will be singer-songwriter Josh Mellman’s first live performance with his band Simply Because.
Mellman said he didn’t start playing music until two years ago, but since he’s been surrounded by musician friends his whole life, picking up guitar and piano wasn’t hard.
Mellman described his sound as a “mix between Maroon 5 and Augustana” and said he tries to be diverse, including blues and bluegrass influences in songs as well. So far, Mellman has only recorded one song with fellow bandmate Ben Lau but looks to do more in the future.