Expatriates singer-guitarist Dale Wilson, bassist Matt Hatch and drummer Dave Knepp have been renting the entire, huge two-story home for two years and using the basement as a practice space. Battling Siki frontman Scott Harrison moved in last April. Shortly after, the Expatriates became the new Battling Siki kind of by accident: The Expatriates spontaneously started playing a bunch of Battling Siki songs at practice while Harrison was away on vacation.
They share a deep camaraderie and friendship that’s rare among bandmates — and rarer among housemates. When they’re not practicing together, they hang out and enjoy each other’s company in the living room. That living room has been the center of quite a few late-night parties. And quite a few rockers have wound up there savoring a PBR early in the morning — and maybe couch surfed in the living room along with Expatriates and Sights guitarist Eddie Baranek. Cracks Harrison, “If you haven’t been at the house, it’s your own damn fault!”