DELEVELED

DELEVELED

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Deleveled combines meaningful, thoughtful vocals with powerful, melodic musicianship to establish a rock sound all their own.

Biography

Quench your thirst with lyrics brimming over with power and meaning. Open your ears and heed the strumming, soothing soul of guitar. Feel the rhythmic, pulsating sensation of bass and drums. Use your senses. This is Deleveled -- ready to greet the masses with its own brand of music. Deleveled packages poignant gut-wrenching lyrics, execution of guitar riffs that rivals perfection, bass that embodies soul, and drums that provide backbone and stability. Deleveled’s sound is genuine modern rock, with both thoughtful, sensuous songs that delve into the intricacies of relationships, as well as tunes with raw power, grit and emotion that cause a crowd to get to their feet and heads to nod in unison.

After forming in the spring of 2002, the members of Deleveled immediately set to work with a common goal: to create music. April 2003 marked the release of the group’s first CD, Later Than Usual, -- an impressively packaged 8-song disc. The band boasts an ever-growing catalog of songs, as the urgency to write is always present. With new material ready to be recorded, Deleveled is in the planning stages for a follow-up album. The band is currently playing live shows throughout the South East, garnering a fan base at each and every stop.

Ryan Hudson (vocals), Jeff Pitts (guitar), Lee Pridgen (drums) and Charles Julg (bass) are individuals with diverse musical backgrounds, but they share a love for making music and have their collective eye on success. Hudson is the sole lyricist, while the band creates music which is interwoven with his melodic lines. Hudson draws from a combination of life experience and creations of a vivid imagination to craft his lyrics. Pitts takes on the roles of rhythm and lead guitarist within the band, and he still believes in the power of the guitar solo. Pridgen and Julg round out Deleveled’s sound by providing the complementary rhythm.

"Deleveled writes straightforward, radio-friendly rock songs," said Justin Bailey in a review of Later Than Usual in the April 17, 2003 edition of The Florence Morning News. "The band’s sound is of the earnest, thought-provoking kind." Producer Kevin Smith worked with Deleveled on crafting the band’s debut CD. "The guys in Deleveled are rare -- really hard workers determined to see this project be the best it could be, which is not the norm for a lot of musicians I know. Everybody wants to be famous overnight, but few are willing to put in the blood, sweat, and tears." In the fall of 2003, Deleveled received recognition in Columbia’s Free Times when the band earned the accolade for "Best CD" in the publication’s annual “Best of Columbia” search.

-Mary Dolan
Winthrop University, The Johnsonian

Discography

Later Than Usual - Released April 19 2003

Set List

Original Songs:
Battle Lines
Going Blind
Rose Petals & Morphine
International Man of Mystery
The Cold
Time On
Hole
Emptiness
Righteous Hands
Bent
Dance Little Girl
Our Perfect Life
Where We Wicked Wait
Prayer To The Dead
Miraculous
Drowning In You

Covers:
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
The Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
Puddle of Mudd - She Hates Me
The Beatles - Come Together
Metallica Medly (Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets, Orion, Seek and Destroy, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Call of Ktulu)
The Eagles - Hotel California
Bad Company - Feel Like Makin' Love
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Nickelback - Figured You Out