I’ve been thinking lately about bands and how great it is that a group of people from very different musical backgrounds can come together and form a kickass band. Now, granted, the bands formed aren’t always so kickass, but even the idea of a few people jamming and making music together, whatever the quality, is a pretty awesome concept. Sitting around a fire on the beach and just strumming some chords while we all play our beer bottles and sing Paul Simon are some of my favorite memories.
Take RaDIUM for instance. 6 dudes putting together some pretty heavy-hitting rock music. Obviously there must be a fairly strong love of rock in all of us, but we’re all huge fans (and maybe even bigger fans) of a variety of other musical genres. Scott and Mike are both modern metalheads with bands like Trivium & Avenged Sevenfold. Trevor rocks the classics like Pink Floyd. Brian goes in for the godfathers of metal, Metallica. Christian’s a total classical guy; the Gershwins and Beethoven are more his jam. And I come from a world of vocal jazz, a cappella and musical theatre. I toured for three years with a pro a cappella group called The Fault Line. Yet somehow we’ve managed to meld modern and classic metal, classic rock, classical and jazz influences to create what we think is some pretty rad rock music.
I think the music world would be a pretty lame land if everyone loved the same grooves and tunes. Keep on rockin’ (or whateverin’) and we’ll keep doing the same. Feel free to comment below about your crazy musical world and how it may or may not make total sense.
Thanks for listening! Jam on!
We’ve been in the studio off and on for the past few weeks laying down tracks for some new recordings coming out. Trevor and Mike finished off their guitar stuff, Jeff put down the vocal tracks for One Two Three And, Left Behind, and Tragedy, and Christian, Mike, and Scott filled in some background vocals. The tracks are sounding pretty good! Getting excited to share them!
We have a site!
As of right now it’s a bit of a work of progress. So if you’re on the site and it doesn’t seem quite together… that’s why. Not that we’re lazy musicians who don’t want to run a website, but because it just takes us a bit longer to figure out how to read code and make the necessary changes of course.