Seasonal Regression is commonly known throughout the Westminster College community from the shows they’ve played at campus events, their concerts at gatherings off-campus and performances at local radio stations.
By incorporating their passion and love for music, Westminster College and University of Utah students created a band called Seasonal Regression in April 2019.
Some Westminster students attended Seasonal Regression’s live concerts in the past, including Ashley Nye, a senior business major.
“It was such a fun way to hear local music that was connected to Westminster and mutual friends,” Nye said.
Seasonal Regression Performs at the Richer Commons
Seasonal Regression performed Oct. 6 at the Roast N’ Toast event at Westminster College where people had the opportunity to watch them play live.
Cody Martino, a senior finance major, said attending their live music is a great way to bring people together and socialize.
“It’s impressive that Westminster students are so committed to the close-knit community that is instilled from the moment we walk on campus,” Martino said. “[…] It’s an awesome way for students to come together and celebrate our interests.”
Diving into the History of Seasonal Regression
Seasonal Regression is an indie-pop band that consists of Dante Clavere, the lead guitarist, Kat Johnson, the main vocalist, Taylor Baum, the keyboard and sound engineer, bass player and singer Jake Wagoner and Mathew Hartman, the drummer.
“I’ve been playing music with Seasonal Regression almost all of my college career now,” Clavere said. “[…] We were on a roll throughout my sophomore year but then COVID happened, which prevented us from playing live shows.”
Seasonal Regression Success and Future Plans
Dante Clavere, the lead guitarist and music studies major, said he has had a strong interest in music all his life since both his parents are music professors.
“I’ve been around [music] all my life, but as a teenager is when I started to take it more seriously,” Clavere said.
Clavere said he is no stranger to the music industry as he’s been in multiple bands throughout his life.
Clavere started his first band with friends as a 14-year-old in high school where they played rock music, which later split up. He stopped playing live music for a while after that, but then met friends in college which led to them making music and forming a band.
Along with having seven songs on Spotify, Clavere said he believes some of their biggest accomplishments so far are having close to ten thousand streams with their song titled, “Quantum Physics,” on Spotify. Additional achievements include being able to release an EP, and seeing a TikTok influencer include a song of theirs on a playlist. Clavere said he is hoping to release more music and play live more frequently in the future.
“Right now we are taking some time to write and record so we can release more music soon, but a few of my goals in the future is to play a show at Kilby Court, and maybe even tour at some point,” Clavere said.
In 10 years from now Clavere said he would love to see the band still making music together, and hopefully tour at some point.