Damage

Damage

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Winner - Best Hard Rock Band at the Southern California Music Awards..Multiple nominations at the L.A. and Orange County Music Awards...Damage's sound forges the connection between alternative, hard rock, and heavy metal, similar to Alice in Chains, only more commercial." Music Connection Magazine

Biography

Damage's music taps into a multitude of human emotions, while blowing your head through the back windshield at the very same time. It strokes your ego while twisting your heart with new experiences summoned forth by the stunning vocal harmonies and life altering lyrics. The Orange County California music scene is known for some of the biggest rock bands in the world No Doubt, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, The Offspring, Social Distortion, and Saosin. The next band making a big splash out of the OC is Damage.

Damage recently completed a 5-week long, 22 city national tour in April 2009, opening for legendary rock band Tesla, playing large theaters and venues from California to Chicago to New York.

...WINNER -- Southern California Music Awards, Best Hard Rock Band, sponsored by LA's Indie 103.1 FM...

...4 time Nominee at the Orange County Music Awards...

...Nominee at the Los Angeles Music Awards...

...Signed distribution deal with Adrenaline Music Group in 2008 for their latest album Truth and Consequence, and released through Warner Music Group's ADA...

Music Connection Magazine compared them to Alice in Chains and went on to suggest that Damage is "more commercial".

Band's first 2 singles flew to the top of the charts on Sir George Martin's World-Renowned Garageband.com. "The Show" hit #1 and "What Is" charted as high as #13 out of 15,000 Rock Songs of ALL-TIME!

Damage has played to packed houses all over the U.S.!

UNABRIDGED BIOGRAPHY:

Orange County California may be best known for Disneyland, Newport Beach and the beautiful people of Fox's "The O.C." and Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County", but beyond the beaches, mansions and palm trees there is a legacy of some of the biggest rock bands in the world that hail from the OC, like No Doubt, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, The Offspring, Social Distortion, and recent-comer Saosin. The next rock band making a big splash out of the OC is Damage.

Four years ago, Damage was gigging at local Southern California clubs with a four-song demo in hand, when a mutual friend hooked frontman Michael Neufeld up with fellow Newport Beach resident Ronnie King, a behind the scenes industry legend who has worked with The Offspring, Rancid, Pennywise, Tupac, and many others. King was playing keyboards for The Offspring one night at a show in San Diego and invited Neufeld backstage to hang out. King listened to the band's demo (produced by the multi-talented Christopher Scott) and immediately reworked his schedule to work with them. "He thought we were a viable band and that we could really make some noise," Neufeld says.

The diversity of the band's influences, combined with their musical sensibilities and talents, have shaped the band into one of today's hottest coming out of Southern California. Heavily influenced by everything from the rawness of grungers Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots, to the complex orchestrations of Led Zeppelin, and even by the melodic structures of the Beatles, Damage's music taps into a multitude of human emotions while blowing your head through the back windshield at the very same time.

"Our sound has been described as a convergence of hard rock, alternative, and metal", comments Neufeld. Music Connection Magazine compared them to Alice in Chains and went on to suggest that Damage is "more commercial". "Well that's an incredible compliment to us for sure, "says Neufeld before adding, "Alice is one of our favorite bands, to be mentioned in that league is a bit overwhelming".

"TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCE", the new album from Damage released May 2008, is a body of work that seeks to challenge each and every one of us to examine our place on this very complicated planet.

The album is the band's second release, and follow up to their 2005 debut CD "Velocity", for which the band, along with its riveting live performances, was named Best Hard Rock Band at the 2006 Southern California Music Awards, sponsored by LA's Indie 103.1 FM.

Truth and Consequence features songs like "God", "Forgive Me" and "My Point of view", which call on all individuals to look within themselves to advance personal change for the greater good of all humanity; while others like "Another Girl", "No one" and "You seeing me" highlight the difficulties associated with maintaining healthy personal relationships while pursuing our own personal agendas.

"Don't wait on me" is written from two vantagepoints -- from an Iraqi child growing up in war-torn Baghdad, and from an American soldier trying to survive the conflict -- the lyrics have a duality to them as they apply equally to both the child and the soldier.

The acoustic guitar and cello-based song "Raise the dead" strives to hit hard in the deepest recesses of one's failures and regrets, while leaving hope that another day will come where one can truly see again as if for the first time.

"Every single day" advances the notion that within each of us there lies a desire for al

Discography

**CD "Truth and Consequence" released May 2008 by Adrenaline Music Group/Warner Music

**Debut CD "Velocity" release summer 2005.

**Singles: "The Show" and "What Is". Both played (and charted) on college radio all over the country, and some commercial radio.

**"The Show" (produced by Ronnie King) hit #1 on the charts at Garageband.com, the web's largest independent music site founded by Sir George Martin of the Beatles.

**"What Is", produced by (Christopher Scott), charted as high as #13 out of 15,000 rock songs ALL-TIME on Garageband.com.

**ADDITIONAL GARAGEBAND.COM AWARDS:
Track of the Day on 16Feb2004 in Rock
Track of the Day on 18Jun2005 in Groove Rock
Track of the Day on 7Oct2005 in Rock
Track Of The Week on 4Jul2005 in Groove Rock
#19 Best Drums in Groove Rock, all-time
#12 Best Beat in Groove Rock, all-time
#3 Rocking Track in Groove Rock, all-time
Best Male Vocals in Groove Rock, week of 13Jun2005
Best Guitars in Groove Rock, week of 13Jun2005
Best Drums in Groove Rock, week of 13Jun2005
Best Drums in Groove Rock, week of 3Oct2005
Best Production in Groove Rock, week of 13Jun2005
Best Production in Groove Rock, week of 5Sep2005

Best Lyrics in Groove Rock, week of 13Jun2005
Best Melody in Groove Rock, week of 13Jun2005

Best Melody in Groove Rock, week of 20Jun2005
Best Beat in Groove Rock, week of 13Jun2005
Best Mood in Groove Rock, week of 13Jun2005
Rocking Track in Groove Rock, week of 13Jun2005
Rocking Track in Groove Rock, week of 27Jun2005
Rocking Track in Groove Rock, week of 25Jul2005
Rocking Track in Groove Rock, week of 5Sep2005

Set List

Typical sets are from 45 minutes to 75 minutes, all originals. Occasionally we play one cover during a set which we've adapted in our own style.