Mission 253 is a 5-piece pop and rock band hailing from the Tacoma, Washington area. The lineup of the band is Tanner Peavey on ukulele and vocals, Will Bentley on keyboard and vocals, Henry Harrison on guitar, Sam Colella on bass, and Raja Drah on drums. Tanner and Will are the most prolific songwriters, but Henry and Sam occasionally contribute their varied songwriting a la George Harrison. The band met in June 2013 at a Tacoma rock and roll band camp, playing on stages across the city before the final performance on the Pantages stage. After the performance, the band continued to meet up, crafting upbeat pop originals like “Fly,” “You Are Mine” and other tracks that would end up on the band’s self-released fall 2014 Demo EP. In July 2015, Mission 253 placed first in the annual Lakefair Battle of the Bands, a tough competition in Olympia, Washington. Around the same time, the band once again hit the studio to record seven more tracks that would land on the fall 2015 album “Dawn/Dusk,” another self-released album. The band continued to play shows around the area, constantly writing and evolving new original songs with an emphasis on harmonies, unique chords, and complex drumming, culminating in the recording of “Roll Out” and “Get Ya Hooked,” two of the band’s strongest offerings of pop music, hinting at a funk and 80s pop influence on the band sure to be seen in their upcoming work.