Mercer Island Summer Celebration 2017

About The Band

Exapsos is an alternative rock band consisting of 19 year old Leah Raissis, her 12 year old brother Zane Raissis, and guitarist Nate Madera. The sibling duo formed in 2012 after moving from the East Coast. Their influences include Heart, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and the Stone Temple Pilots. Since moving to the Seattle Area, Exapsos has performed at venues and events such as The Triple Door, Mercer Island Summer Celebration, North Bend Block Party with Spike & The Impalers, New Castle Concerts in the Park opening for Alan White's (drummer of supergroup YES) band White, SeaFair’s 4th of July Celebration at Gas Works Park, Taste of Edmonds, and various competitions, and community events. Leah’s powerful vocals and robust guitar playing to Zane’s precise drumming skills has gained them recognition in local newspapers such as the Mercer Island Reporter, multiple television appearances on King 5 New Day Northwest, airplay on Hot Jamz Seattle, and The Bridge, local radio stations, and have been reviewed by Northwest Music Scene. They have acquired thousands of views on their YouTube channel due to impart of their eclectic collection of originals and covers. Exapsos's debut album Unknotted released on January 31, 2018.