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The best kept secret in music


"Woodbury's hero for nothing throws release party"

Woodbury-based hero for nothing celebrates its debut EP, A Carter Avenue Project, with a CD-release party tonight at Grape Street Philadelphia in the Manayunk neighborhood.

Band members Tim Campbell (guitar, vocals), Dave Gladney (drums), Matt Glazier (vocals) and Joe Kelly (bass, vocals) formed hero for nothing two-and-a-half years ago. Guitarist Dave Kiyak joined the band earlier this year.

A Carter Avenue Project contains eight songs recorded over the past year. The EP's title is a reference to Gladney's garage, where the band rehearses.

Hero for nothing's riff-heavy guitar rock splits the difference between Stone Temple Pilots, Led Zeppelin and Kings of Leon.

The release party begins at 7 p.m. The $10 admission includes a copy of the EP. Grape Street Philadelphia is at 4100 N. Main St.

For more information, call (215) 483-7084 or go to www.herofornothing.com

-- Tim Zatzariny Jr.
- Courier Post - Tim Zatzariny Jr.

"Something from nothing"

The young South Jersey band that named itself Hero For Nothing certainly has had its share of heroes. One of those who had an impact on the Woodbury-based group was Sublime leader Bradley Nowell.

The closest the group of 20-something musicians ever came to the late singer/songwriter was last year at The Saint, prior to performing at the Asbury Park club.

"We saw his name on that really cool wall that so many people have signed over the years," drummer Dave Gladney said. "He wrote, "Bradley was here.' How cool is that?"

Spoken like a true fan. Gladney and his Hero For Nothing bandmates will return to The Saint Saturday for the third time.

The group, including vocalist Matt Glazier, guitarist Tim Campbell and bassist Joe Kelly, is a funky rock unit with an abundance of influences. Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, Wilco, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the aforementioned Sublime all have had an obvious effect on Hero For Nothing.

"We're into all of those bands," Gladney said. "Zeppelin in particular had a big impact on all of us."

Gladney pilfered copies of his older sister's Zeppelin discs as a high school freshman. Soon enough, he was sitting in his room studying drummer John Bonham. Glazier knew he wanted to become a singer when he was a fifth grader thanks to Zeppelin icon Robert Plant. Campbell, on the other hand, was behind the sonic curve as a high school student.

"When I first started to play, I really didn't know who Jimmy Page was, nor did I know (Jimi) Hendrix, the Allman Brothers, Dave Gilmour. I heard of all the bands the different players were in, but never really listened to them."

Since founding Hero For Nothing two years ago, Campbell is finally up to speed with his bandmates.

Hero For Nothing is putting the finishing touches on its first EP, "A Carter Avenue Project," which is tentatively slated for late August release.

"We've never really been solid about the deadline," Gladney said. "We just want to make the best possible (disc) as possible."
- ED CONDRAN / Asbury Park Press


2005 - "A Carter Avenue Project"


Feeling a bit camera shy


Hero for Nothing is a five-piece original rock act, formed in January of 2002. Its members have been in and out of cover bands and original projects together for the better part of a decade, with the exception of guitarist Dave Kiyak, who auditioned and joined the band in early 2005. Over the past two years, they’ve tallied close to 100 shows at venues such as Club 218, Grape Street Philadelphia, and Asbury Park’s legendary Saint.