Independent Idols
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Independent Idols

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Pop




"Fox 6 News Interview With Independent Idols"

Hundreds entered, but only three landed the big gig. Independent Idol is one of those artists and joins us to perform. - Fox 6 News Milwaukee

"Independent Idols Comes To The Aid Of An Injured Biker"

WITI-TV, MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident is getting a rally of support from friends, family, and complete strangers.

Steve Newbauer lost his leg when he was struck by a car on May 5th. The accident happened in front of Mitchell's Tavern at 104th and Appleton. The owner of the tavern tried to save Newbauer's leg, to no avail.

So now the bar owner and his friends, from the band Independent Idols, teamed up to help in another way: they hosted a fundraiser for Newbauer on Saturday night. Mitchell's provided the venue. The band provided the entertainment. Newbauer's family and friends solicited local businesses for raffle prizes.

Newbauer's family was overwhelmed by the show of support. They say Newbauer has undergone four surgeries, and has a fifth scheduled on Monday. - WITI-TV Milwaukee


2006 EP "Independent Idols"
2009: Full-Length CD "What's Mine"
2011: Two Song Demo: "We'll Know (When We Get There), with "Hello"



Independent Idols' radio-friendly, versatile stylings feature strong melodies and hooks, crisp vocals, striking guitar riffs, forceful drums and melodic bass lines, woven into a familiar and crunchy power pop tapestry.

Theater-trained front man Ryan Charles’ vocals soar prominently over sizzling guitar provided by Bryan Arzaga, chewy bass from Dan Morrissey, and cannon shot drum beats from Tony Myers.

Independent Idols’ combustible live shows are where one best experiences their raucous, rock-and-roll theatrics, where scattered amongst the band’s power pop original gems are a variety of grunge-fueled covers, such as a rock version of Cee-lo Green’s “Crazy,” and a startling version of Lionel Richie’s “Hello” worthy of Marilyn Manson. The Idols’ cover list is deep and varied, featuring reinterpreted versions of a variety of artists from Gary Wright’s “My Love is Alive,” to Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice.”

Recently unleashing its fourth recording, Independent Idols and have performed regionally throughout the Midwest, including appearances at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Riversplash, and the Waukesha and Wisconsin State Fairs. The Idols have also showcased at SXSW, and the Midwest Music Convention, and have opened for national acts Faster Pussycat, Theory of a Dead Man, Blue Oyster Cult, Chicago and more.

Band Members