My life goal is to serve other people & be a positive influence in everything that I do. Selfless living & helping others brings me the most satisfaction in life. The desire to pass on my knowledge, what I’ve gone through, what I still go through, what I’m still learning — more often times than not, there’s something that others can relate to going through; there’s something new to open their eyes & ears, too, as well.
— Nick Martin
We feel lucky to be able to do what we do every day, and we’d always hoped our favorite bands would’ve given us insight into their world. So now we feel like we owe it to you to hear what we’re all about, give our listeners the chance we never had.
— Kellin Quinn

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Save Me a Spark

Life is a challenge every day. We are constantly bombarded with images in magazines, commercials, TV, Movies, you name it, telling how we should look, act, eat, and feel. Its all bullshit. This class is designed to uplift you, and help you figure out how to be comfortable in your own skin. Its time to accept the inner freak, and not apologize for it. Kellin and Nick will be giving you an in-depth look at who they really are, what it was like for them growing up, figuring out who they wanted to be, and how they are continuing to grow up in a world where you are expected to constantly be someone else. "At the end of the class our hope is to leave you feeling inspired, confident, and excited to take on your life, and also to walk away with new friends to support and go through life with you! You don't ever have to do it alone."


NICK MARTIN

Been touring for about 16 years. Did my first Warped Tour in 2003 playing 1 local show. In 2004, I played the whole tour in my first band, Underminded - building/breaking down a stage daily, playing first, not getting paid, touring in a van -- wouldn't trade that experience for the world. Got signed to my first indie label, Kung Fu Records. Toured many years with them, roughing it out. I put the band on hiatus to tour with Chiodos on Warped Tour and around the US. Did a few side projects like Isles & Glaciers and Cinematic Sunrise. Then pursued starting a full-time band called D.R.U.G.S. with a bunch of close friends. Signed to Warner Bros. & toured for awhile with them.

Then I decided to leave the industry altogether. I was completely burnt out and wanted nothing to do with music anymore. Started a merchandising print facility called Viva Merch with a few friends. The business is still thriving today. One day, I got a call from Kellin to fill in on guitar for an overseas run. Although very hesitant initially, I thought it would be a fun, paid vacation. Somehow, someway.. Here I am a few years later as a full-time member of Sleeping With Sirens, touring the world with my best friends.

That's the short story.

KELLIN QUINN

Sup my names Kellin Quinn, I sing for the band Sleeping with sirens. I've always wanted to be a singer, but the road to my dreams haven't always been easy. Doors open, doors close, the outlook you have throughout is what's important. I'm excited to have the opportunity to share with you the tips and secrets that can get you what you want out of life! Let's hang this summer and get you on your way to great things.


PLAYLISTS

KELLIN QUINN INSPIRATION

NICK MARTIN INSPIRATION

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS HIT SONGS


VIDEOS


A group photo will be taken at every TEI Workshop. Photos will be uploaded to thinktei.com/warpedtour sorted by city and will be available for download and posting. Please tag us! @thinktei #thinktei

TEI Workshops are group educational experiences.  The workshops are not structured for meet and greets, autograph signings, or individual photo opportunities with Gurus. Please be respectful of these guidelines. A separate Vans Warped Tour ticket is needed to attend the workshop (buy here).

Photo credit:
Kellin Quinn photos: -
Nick Martin photos: Grizzlee Martin