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Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States | SELF

Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States | SELF
Band Rock EDM




"Local Band Variance Rocks For A Cause"

"Variance has produced a sound that people are craving. With an intimate and addicting sound; fans find themselves listening to the tracks over and over again. An energetic, raw and real rock live performance seals the deal for the large amount of loyal and reliable listeners." - USF Oracle (September 2011)


"Variance has shared the stage with some acts that you may have heard of including: Story of the Year, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Framing Hanley, Hawthorne Heights, Dance Gavin Dance, The After Midnight Project, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Audition, Maylene Sons of Disaster,Smile Empty Soul and Crossfade"
- Variance

"Artist of the day: Variance"

"[Variance has] made the most of its six years on the Tampa rock scene, scoring gigs opening for the likes of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Hawthorne Heights, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Story of the Year and more."
- - Tampa Bay Times,(Jul 12, 2011)

"Local Band Watch - Variance"

"Displaying an excellent mix of genres their songwriting and performance is a must see wherever they land. The quality never varies..."
- WTSP channel 10 news team, Variance (Aug 01, 2011)


Live Every Day (album)



If anyone thought kick ass rock and roll went out of style, apparently they failed to hear one of the newest rising bands in the country, Variance. The New Port Richey, Florida quartet begins their emergence into the mainstream music market in 2011.

Every great rock band wants a great story. To Variance, It's not about putting on a show or trying to sell something. Being Variance is all about putting a different foot forward, risking to change or be changed. Variance is a rock and roll family of sorts combined by four members with one common goal.

Variance didn't rise to new lengths with ease. Members, Brent Halenkamp and David Kosinski, met in 2004 through the forming of a band called the Artisans. After the Artisans stopped playing in 2005, Brent and David decided to stick together and form a new band that would stick to a bold, harded style of music. After collaborating for several months, they soon had a collection of songs to be performed on stage. The only thing holding them back from showcasing their sound at venues was a need of a bassist. After searching without result, they persuaded their best friend Aly Ahmed to take up the bassist need and learn to master it. Learning at an extreme pace to meet the skill level of Brent and David, Aly had many early morning and late night practice sessions.

Once the band was able to perform, they set out to conquer the Tampa Bay music scene. Playing many shows and recording a full album, the band became a force to be reckoned with. Their fan base grew and the quality of their performance progressed. In 2009, the band start to become one of the top unsigned bands in Florida, performing with national acts: Story of The Year, Red Jumpsuit Apparratus, Hawthorne Heights, Framing Hanley, Smile Empty Soul, and Scary Kids Scaring Kids amongst many others.

Then in 2010, the band decided that they were still missing one member; a second guitarist. Adonijah Stevens stepped into the picture. He traveled across the country from California, giving up the life he had on the golden coast to join Variance's pursuit for mainstream stardom.

Variance's songs come from a place near the center of who they collectively are. These songs are their ways of exploring the world, and at times challenging the way things are. They don't consider themselves to fit in any of the genre boxes. So they do their own thing, not in an attempt to be different but simply trying to please their one common goal, being themselves.