Close To Home
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Close To Home

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One Chance; One Time 2003
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Meet John, Brad, Justin, JJ and Josh. Five Guys from Cincinnati, Ohio who call themselves Close To Home. First forming in the year 2000, brothers Justin and Josh Wells continued playing music right out of high school, while three of the past members decided to quit the band to pursue other goals. The search began for the right members leading them to John, Brad, and JJ who have not only become brothers but share an equal vision in making what CTH stands for today.

Close To Home’s hardships are one of the many inspirations responsible for the success of their first full length album titled “One Chance, One Time” produced by Eric Tuffendsam released in the Summer of ‘2003’. They shot to the top of the charts on holding the number one spot in downloads for five consecutive months in all of Ohio, with 10,000 downloads the first month. Close To Home is currently played on over ten major radio stations throughout Ohio alone and various college stations throughout the US.

Close To Home has opened for many national acts. They have built quite a huge fan base both locally and nationally, starting from their very first show, which sold out, having to turn away 100+ kids. Shortly after CTH was selected by Clear Channels WEBN radio station out of over one thousand bands to play on the WEBN/Budweiser Album Project. Of the top sixteen bands chosen for the album, five were selected, which also included Close To Home to represent the Tri-State area to play at the “Budweiser True Music Search”. Almost Famous Promotions, who helped launch the careers of Maroon 5 and John Mayor among others, has been working with the band ever since. Additionally, their song “Broken Soul” was chosen as the 2nd track on the WEBN/Budweiser album.

Many have taken interest in Close To Home. A few past and current affiliates/sponsors include, Sam Ash, Mesa Boogie, D’Adarrio, Monster Energy Drink, Budweiser, Vans Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman, Clear Channel and Doc McGhee. With outstanding reviews from all over the US, these five talented songwriters strive to give their fans a heart stomping, high-energy performance with catchy songs they can relate to.