“We don’t want to become the here today and gone tomorrow type of band,” says vocalist and keyboardist Jonathan Griffin. “We’d rather continue to make music consistently and make a difference for our fans than become incredibly famous.”
This five- piece band has already found success online while licensing their music in film, Rockband™
"To me, success is inspiring people through our music,” says Griffin. “Because we aren’t tied down to a label, we are able to market our music wherever we choose.” After going through several line-up changes over the years and finding the right group of people, the sound, which mixes a plethora of genres, has never been better. Lead vocalist Savannah Keen can belt out raspy growls with the likes of Janis Joplin, then deliver sultry ballads with a uniqueness and conviction that makes every song her own. Bassist Chris Castillo has implemented southern California-style grooves intertwined with aggressive, yet melodic lines while holding down the rhythm section. Drummer Eric Crago anchors the band with his flourishes all around the kit and virtuous interplay with lead instruments, blending jazz and rock drumming styles. Rounding out the group is lead guitarist Mario Cardoso, whose guitar-god influences in Hendrix, Santana, and Stevie Ray Vaughn give vivid sensibility to each song without taking away from his own raw authenticity.
Wikipedia describes The Lightfighters as an "alternative rock and do-it-yourself indie band." While loose as those terms may be, it gives the impression they are not waiting for anyone to come and save them. "We are in control of our own destiny, that is the new model for musicians in this day and age," says Griffin. "Fans and the artists are more in control now than anything, there is another music revolution on the horizon, we are close to turning a corner, and hopefully we will be a part of it when that day comes."