The Family Crest

San Francisco-based band and brainchild of Liam McCormick, The Family Crest was started as a recording project in 2009 with co-founder John Seeterlin (bass). “We always liked making music with people, getting a bunch of people together and singing. So we put ads everywhere,” says McCormick. The outcome was greater than the original duo imagined, with 80 people credited on the first recording the band produced. “We’ve worked with a lot of conservatory students as well as people who just sing in the shower,” McCormick adds. It became a lot about giving these people a chance to express themselves without being locked into a commitment. It’s now a seven-piece core band, boasting over 400 “Extended Family” members.