DELEVELED

DELEVELED

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Mainstream Rock's Rock and Roll band!

Biography

Music mirrors life. It reflects who we are, who we want to be and the road in between. And good music goes even further, forcing you to experience life in a moment. Deleveled's music does just that. Life -- the good and the bad -- is captured in the words and melodies of each song. You know the pain of The Worst Night. You feel the cold of Winter. And you have dreams of Hollywood.

From the upbeat, relatable tale of The Oh My Story to the pound-your-fist-in-the-air sound of Drowning in You, Deleveled offers up an array of song experiences. The mainstream rock and roll style of Deleveled is like none other, and the band's versatility is evident in listening to its roster of songs. From throaty and powerful to velvety smooth vocals, from classic rock musicianship reminiscent of days gone by in Bound To Bind to the unlike-anything-else sound of The Freedom -- Deleveled's got it all. Each song is a complete thought, from beginning to end, telling a story. And each story is unique and elicits a different emotion.

Deleveled's latest studio effort, a recording crafted in the band's home studio and produced by guitarist Jeff Pitts, feels like a collection of such stories. There are songs of lust, anger, misfortune, mourning, pain and triumph. The stories told within are real and tangible and of situations with which we are all familiar. Keep Them Closer is truly a musical journey that parallels life and all its uncertainty.

Keep Them Closer marks the follow-up to the band's debut disc Later Than Usual, which the band put forth in April 2003. Later Than Usual received the accolade of being named Best Local CD in 2003 by voters in Columbia's Free Times' Best of Columbia. While Later Than Usual was the product of a band still in the infant stages, having only been together a year, it showcased the talent of its creators and left fans waiting for more. Keep Them Closer shows signs of maturity and a band that has honed its skills lyrically, musically and creatively.

Band members Ryan Hudson (vocals), Jeff Pitts (guitar) and Matthew Biddle (bass) are excited about the chance to get on the road and share the new songs with the world. Fans who have already been treated to live performances of the new tracks will now be able to bring the intensity of their favorite songs home.

Deleveled recently received the honor of being named Best Local Rock Band in the Free Times' Best of Columbia 2005, and the band has had the pleasure of playing with national acts Crossfade and L.A. Guns. Though Deleveled took a break from the stage -- with the exception of a handful of shows -- while creating the new CD, they are looking forward to making the rounds of their favorite venues once again and christening some new ones. 2006 is sure to be an exciting and busy year for the band as they tour in support of Keep Them Closer.

- Mary Dolan

Discography

Later Than Usual (2003)
Keep Them Closer (2006)

Set List

Original Music:
Battle Lines
Going Blind
Rose Petals & Morphine
International Man of Mystery
The Cold
Time On
Hole
Emptiness
Nevermore
The Oh My Story
Winter
Bound To Bind
Rigtheous Hands
Hollywood
Suffered
The Freedom
Drowning In You
The Worst Night

Covers:
The Bad Touch (The Bloodhound Gang)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
You Give Love A Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
Enter Sandman (Metallica)
King Nothing (Metallica)
Banditos (The Refreshments)
Rocking In The Free World (Neil Young)
Say It Ain't So (Weezer)
Come Together (The Beatles)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
Cumbersome (7 Mary 3)
Machinehead (Bush)

*Our sets vary in length. We can play anywhere from 15 minutes to 4 hours. We are very flexible when it comes to our set length and live shows.