Holiday

Holiday

BandRockAmericana

A collective of lifelong friends making catchy, hook-laden rock with a sharp focus on melody and message with no pretense.

Biography

Holiday has been a very multi-phased sort of project, to say the least. It’s original form was that of an acoustic duo, both Andrew Rudeseal and Chip Dillard, getting together to play whatever the hell they felt like playing. Both were eager for a sort of break from their full time bands (Left Front Tire and Letters to Holden), and the atmosphere was always that of friends and sing alongs. It was music for the sake of music without regard to much of anything else. A typical set consisted of songs ranging from The Descendants to Merle Haggard and original material thrown in along the way. It was a chance to pay tribute to the songs they love, try out new material, and sing until they were hoarse just for the fun of it.
With the eventual end of both Dillard and Rudeseal’s full time bands it was inevitable that a new project would begin. The current state of the band is the culmination of several minds working together toward a fresh sound and without regard to any sort of clique. The only goal is to present music that is as unaffected and genuine as possible. With a music industry that has more concern for hair style and shoes than for musicianship and voice, Holiday aims to exist outside such pretension. With a group of musicians that have roots in everything from country to pop to new wave to punk, the band is working toward forging a sound that is unique while maintaining a sharp focus on melody and message. Holiday will continue to evolve as its members evolve, but one thing will remain consistent, no bullshit, no labeling, no “hey look at my shoes and my hair, aren’t I sharp?” attitude. Just straight forward and coherent rock and roll. The kind that would hopefully actually make their influences proud.