Fake ID fittingly hails from the home of rock 'n' roll, Cleveland, Ohio. Its members met at the local School of Rock and decided to form their own band to showcase their musicianship and songwriting. 

The band has already achieved an astounding level of success. Cleveland Magazine named Fake ID Cleveland's "Best Unexpected Rock Stars" in its 2019 Best of Cleveland issue. Most recently, Fake ID reached the finals of the 24th Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off.

The band has played two successive years at Ohio Bike Week, each to rave reviews. Scene Magazine featured Fake ID in a February 2019 cover story. And, the band has played sets in clubs all over Northeast Ohio.

They are now hard at work crafting original songs that reflect the diverse musicals tastes of each of the band's members. They been busy playing these songs out live, and plan to get into the studio as soon as they can to record their first EP.

Fake ID's first single, Good Times, is available now on all streaming platforms.

Norah Hyman

Lead Vocals / age 13

Hello, I am Norah Hyman! I am the vocalist of Fake ID. As far back as I can remember I’ve always loved to sing and put on performances for family members and friends. One of the most prominent memories I have from being a toddler is performing for my family at my grandparents house. Music has always been something I have been very passionate about; I started playing guitar at age seven, then I began to take vocal lessons at age nine. Music will always be a huge part of my life as well as being in Fake ID!

Ryan McKendry

Guitar / age 15

Hi, my name is Ryan McKendry, and I am the founder and one of the guitarists of Fake ID! I started playing guitar at around the age of 8, and now it’s hard to believe that I’ve only been with Fake ID for just over two years. I’m proud to say that I am in this band with some of my best friends, and I can’t wait to see where this amazing opportunity will take us next!

Ty Jacobs

Guitar / age 15

Hi, I'm Ty Jacobs. I play guitar, sing, and can play bass, keyboards, and drums. I started singing vocals to an audience around the age of 4 and learned the guitar around age 10. I absolutely love music, performing to live audiences, and am very excited to be part of Fake ID, a talented group of artists and friends I've known for a little over 4 years.

Carson Siegel

Bass / age 15

My name is Carson Siegel. I'm 15 and the bassist for Fake ID. I have been playing bass for around 2 years. I go to Orange Schools and I'm in the 9th grade. I am so excited and grateful to be with this amazing band!

Ethan Ventresca

Drums / age 13

Hi! I’m Ethan Ventresca, the drummer for Fake ID. I’ve been the drummer since the start of the band. I’ve been playing drums since I was around 2, and I’ve never looked back. I also play many other instruments such as piano, bass guitar, and French Horn. Music is always gonna be my passion, and I’m excited to be a part of Fake ID!

Individual bio images by Kate Kastelic. Used with permission. (And thank you!)