As You Were

Based out of Fort Knox, KY, As You Were is a rock band from the United States Army Recruiting Command. As You Were has recorded and toured the country showing music fans that the Army has much more to offer than they might think. As You Were averages over 150 days a year on the road performing at clubs, theaters, high schools, colleges, sporting events, national conventions, and at major music festivals. Made up of highly skilled professional musicians As You Were specialize in performing all the most current chart-topping rock and pop hits interspersed with their own original songs. All talented musicians before they joined the Army, As You Were, is made up of lead singer and guitarist Tom “Kat” Katsiyiannis, drummer Ryan “Cleveland” Kaluza, bass player Chris “Chester” Cabrera, and recent addition on guitar Austin West. The band and the songs they perform tells the Army story through the experience of music, opening the eyes of potential future Soldiers to unexpected ways to serve their country. A fully contained self-sufficient touring machine, As You Were has opened for musical acts such as Flo Rida, AJR, Tones and I, Lewis Capaldi, and were an official opening act at the 2020 iHeart Music Festival. You can follow them @aywmusic on FB/IG, and get all of their latest updates at, where you can also download their two albums “Set Yourself Apart”, and “What You Desire” for free.