In 2007 the band Cartel thought they were getting the break of their career when they signed a deal with MTV for a promising new reality show, “Band in a Bubble” which would film them 24 hours a day while they recorded their sophomore album… in a bubble. Chris, who was their manager at the time, negotiated the deal; James and his former firm designed the album packaging. All of us grew up together. We sit down with drummer Kevin Sanders to discuss what it’s like to have a brush with fame and everything that comes with it.

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