I spoke to Logan Lambert recently about some stuff, specifically Sinai Beach, including the origins of the band, lineup changes, brother bands, and the end. I don’t want to spoil anything, so here we go!
Could you give a background on yourself?
Sure thing, well my name is Logan, I am a California native married with 3 kids, enjoying Life as much as possible! I started playing guitar around the age of 13 I think. I got my first 6 string at a pawn shop in my hometown of Riverside.
How many bands have you been apart of?
I have been in a total of 3 bands. CJ Alderson (SB Singer) and I started a Punk band back in freshman year of high school (1997-98) called Split Second, we were pretty bad, hahaha , that lasted about a year, then I formed a band with Mike Dunlap (SB Drummer ) called Talitha-Koum with a few other guys we new from other bands, we sounded like a heavier Thursday, Then after that band broke up, Mike D, CJ and I formed Sinai Beach.
You are best known for being apart of the Christian Metalcore/Mathcore band Sinai Beach. You were one of the original members correct?
Yup! So yea CJ, Mike D and myself formed the band, I remember having practice just us 3 for a while until we found Jeff Santo, the original bass player, then we acquired Mike Risinger who became our second guitar player, who was originally from Falling Cycle as one of there original members.
One of the other guys from Sinai Beach was also in Falling Cycle right? I can’t remember if it was you or Sean Durham.
Yep that was Sean, after Mike Risenger left SB. Sean was the obvious choice for the band. All the guys from Falling Cycle and Sinai Beach have known each other for a long time now, we are all brothers, made lots of great memories haha.
What is your personal discography?
Haha well its not the longest list, the second band i played in ( Talitha-Koum ) we put out a demo a while back, then following that was all the SB Demos and the 2 records we put out , so not much.
You mentioned that you and a friend are working on some new music. Is this friend someone else from the Facedown alumni or something like that? And what style would this be in?
No one from Facedown, just some other old friends from other bands, we have not officially started anything yet however there are a few things that have been written that just need to see the light of day. This is something that I think about constantly so hopefully soon something will emerge. It’s just hard to find the time to get together when everyone has families and all that goodness.
You also mentioned in the message that Sinai Beach has disbanded. I’m not sure if there was ever a public announcement about it, but I was wondering if there was anything to wanted to say about it?
Yea we never really “officially” said that we were done but I would say that SB is indeed finished, we had a lot of fun getting together and jamming for the reunion show but we are all in different places and just have so much going on.
Are there any metal and hardcore bands in your area?
Oh man, I’m sure there are a few, I’m just not aware haha. The cool thing is, our downtown area has been putting on a lot of great shows lately and I’m really hoping they keep it up! So far I’ve seen Machine Head, Down and Parkway Drive all in downtown Riverside, and that’s been a lot of fun.
What artists/bands have you been listening to lately?
Haha my list is all over the place, currently listening too: Rammstein, Decapitated, Lorn, Hundredth, Joep Beving, Noah Gundersen and a lot more stuff in between.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
Thank you for the interview, its been a while since I’ve done one of these, and to any of our fans still out there, thank you!