Brother and sister duo Travis Johnides and Alexa Sakal, who make up the pop folk-rock band We’re All Just Passing Through, self-describe as a ‘do it yourself band.’ They recently released their newest album “I’ll Sing You a Song in the Morning” which is available via a free download on their Facebook page. The band came to life after Travis, having embarked on a solo career after his time as guitarist for the LI punk band The Goodwill, invited his sister on stage for a few shows and the duo was formed. They’ve since released three albums, a live EP and an original Christmas single, all available to listen to and download for free on their Facebook page. We recently caught up with Travis for a quick chat.
What’s it like being in a band with your sibling?
It’s great! It’s safe to say that while growing up, she was one of the first people I ever sang with – whether it be while singing along to songs on the radio, or singing around the house. Therefore, it feels natural and effortless to sing and perform together.
Favorite musical memory/moment
Anytime we performed and someone said “you guys were great” after we played is always my favorite musical moment.
Favorite Long Island venue to play
My favorite place to play is the Homegrown Music Café in Port Jefferson Station.
LI venues you would like to play
I wouldn’t say I desire to play anywhere particular; I just desire to play. The last band I was in, The Goodwill, spent years touring the country, so these days I feel fulfilled playing anywhere someone welcomes the band to play.
Last song heard in your car
"Anonymous” by Desaparecidos
What do you want for Christmas?
Being that my wife will be giving birth to our first child sometime around Christmas, all I want is a healthy baby.