gunderson

gunderson

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Modern/alternative rock band likened to that of the Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, and Goo Goo Dolls. Songs about life, electric stage shows, outstanding guitar riffs, monster drum beats, mesmerizing vocals.

Biography

The now vacant building in the historic Soulard district of downtown St. Louis plays a nostalgic role for many of its local bands. Once smoke filled and acoustically armed, Kinealy’s Pub is the backdrop for a collaboration of what would eventually be known as "gunderson". Two of the pub’s mainstays, Chad Braun (lead vocals, guitar) and Craig Duncan (lead guitar) would promptly hang up their solo acts and forge through the next several years searching for the right lineup. Numerous name changes and sporadic live sets littered the road for the inseparable duo until November, 2003 when Brett Bohon (bass guitar) and Jeremy Patterson (drums) completed the harmonic foundation. . . gunderson was born.

The following year and a half found the newly formed band hard at work both in the studio and on the stage. With St. Louis’ Jim Callahan (Jupiter Studios) at the helm, gunderson laid down a combined 11 tracks between two EP’s. The first self-titled release in February of 2004 featured the single I’m Okay (101.1 The River, 105.7 The POINT), and Goodbye (89.1 The Wood, 105.7 The POINT). The follow-up EP, MetroGnome was released in April of 2005 and has already been featured on 101.1 The River’s Homegrown show. With St. Louis radio play at their back and a growing number of fans, gunderson continues to entertain. The band has been extensively touring the Midwest since October 2005 and has no plans on slowing down.

The cinematic-like production when gunderson takes the stage is all but revealed by their two EP’s. The tasty vocal patterns of Chad Braun ride seamlessly on top of a massive rhythmic structure that is the musical equivalent of Rocky II meets a lightly breaded Night Rider served on a warm croissant. Robust dynamics and catchy choruses will make your mouth water and your hips move uncontrollably. So please fasten your seat belts and make sure your tray tables and seatbacks are in their locked and upright positions because you’re about to land in gunderville. . . welcome.

Discography

5-song, Self-titled demo (released late 2003) Single "I'm Okay" received frequent airplay on 101.1 WVRV The River

6-song EP, titled "MetroGnome" (released April 2005) song "Too Late" featured on local show "The River Homegrown" (101.1 WVRV The River www.wvrv.com) and "Right on Cue" was the Homegrown Challenge Champion for the month of June '05.

Set List

Typical Hour-Long Set
-Too Late
-Made
-Envy
-Cynical
-Sorry
-Simple View
-Right on Cue
-Sarah's Song
-Pull
-I Don't Care
-I'm Okay
-Goodbye

Covers we know and use
-Foo Fighters "All My Life"
-Jimmy Eat World "A Praise Chorus"
-Outfield "Your Love"
-Ah Ha "Take On Me"
-Fuel "Bad Day"
-Oasis "Live Forever"