You're The Closest To Heaven That I'll Ever Be
Black Veil Brides
"Lily, this is impossible." Andy sighed. "We've already had fifteen people come in and they all sucked."
"Well, maybe we'll get lucky. We still have a few more hours left."
The next guy walked in with a black and white bass guitar and had long black hair with a thin swipe of black liner under his eyes.
"The name's Ashley." He said as he sat down in the chair provided in front of the table that Andy and Lily sat behind.
"Okay, Ashley. Show us what you got." Lily said as she wrote his name down on a piece of paper.
Ashley started strumming his bass and gradually escalated to an intricate bass solo that left Lily and Andy's mouths hanging wide open by the end of the short composition.
"Oh my god." Lily said.
"You're in!" Andy exclaimed. "Holy shit!"
"Thanks, bro." Ashley stood up and walked over to shake Andy's hand.
"We'll have rehearsals starting next week. Just give Lily your phone number and we can call you when we have a specific date."
After taking his number down, Lily called for the next person to come in. He was tall and lanky with long black hair tied back with a black bandanna around his head and drum sticks in hand.
"I hope you guys have drums because I didn't bring mine. There was no way I was dragging all that shit all the way here."
"Yeah, over there." Lily pointed to the drum set on the left side of the room. "Oh, before you start, what's your name?"
"Just call me CC." He said as he sat behind the drum set and started to bang out a beat.
"He's the best drummer we've had all day." Andy said to Lily as CC finished his rhythms.
"Congrats, CC. You're in the band!" Lily congratulated him.
"Really?!" CC jumped up and down like a hyper five year old.
Lily took down his number and said they would call as soon as they had rehearsal times. The next guy came in with a violin.
"Oh great..." Andy complained. "What does he think this is, an orchestra audition?"
"Andy." Lily scolded. "Give him a chance."
"Hi, my name is Jeremy but you can call me Jinxx." He greeted Andy and Lily.
He started to play a little on his violin but then Andy stopped him. "That's great and all dude, but do you play anything else? I don't know if we'll need a violinist."
"Andy!" Lily scolded again.
Jinxx laughed a breathy laugh. "No, it's okay. But yeah, I play guitar, too. Do you wanna hear a little?" Jinxx offered.
"No, I'm gonna trust that you can play." Andy said. "Welcome to the band, bro."
Lily took down his number before he left. "Well, looks like we have a band!" Lily cheered.
"Excuse me?" There was a knock on the door and a shy looking guy with teased black hair and a guitar in hand was standing in the doorway. "Is it too late to audition for the band?"
Andy looked at Lily who just shrugged. "It's your band." She said. "It's your decision."
Andy looked back at the guy standing in the doorway. "I'm sorry to say I think we already have all the people we need but you can try and change my mind. I'll give you a chance. Show me what you got."
The guy shuffled in and sat down in the chair with his guitar. He started off with a few chords and then went into full out shredding mode.
"Wow," Andy said when he had finished. "I'll tell you what. Give Lily your name and number and you can come to our first rehearsal and we'll see if I can use two guitarists."
"Thank you so much!" The guy shook Andy's hand and told Lily his name was Jake and his number then happily skipped out of the room.
"You got a name for this band, sir Andy?" Lily questioned.
Andy smiled. "I thought you'd never ask. I can see it now."
"Black Veil Brides."