"I learned to sing how everybody else learns to sing. I didn't go to school to learn how to sing," Ross says. "I tried to be like a band that I liked growing up. It took me some years to figure out what I sounded like when I wasn't trying to imitate someone else."
On Seven Mary Three's latest album, Dis/Location, Ross' new approach to vocals sets the sound apart from earlier releases.
"For the first couple records, I definitely felt like the industry was coming at us at full speed because they thought we sounded so much like something else that they could capitalize on," Ross says. "But I didn't start a rock band so I could be a KISS tribute band -- not that there's anything wrong with that. That's just not why I joined the club. It definitely makes you think, when early on with our first records, reviews were coming in saying that I needed to get my own voice."