Lift To Experience met in Denton, Texas, while at college. Josh 'Bear' Browning (bass) and Josh 'Buck' Pearson, (guitar) were accompanied by Andy 'The Boy' Young on drums. Both Young and Pearson are the sons of preachers - Pearson's parents split up when his dad's religious leanings convinced him he could survive on faith alone, leaving Pearson's mother as the sole family breadwinner. Their debut, 'The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads' (2001) was a double concept album based around the notion that Texas is the centre of the apocalypse. They broke up shortly after its release. Lift To Experience were both numbers 27 and 39 in John Peel's Festive Fifty in 2001.