Ponder

Ponder

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Ponder is radio friendly and has a little something for everybody: with three singers, a tapestry of instumental layers, an outstanding live show and songs that remind you of everything that is great about Rock n' Roll.

Biography

Since it's creation in 2003, PONDER has released and sold thousands of their self produced eleven son cd and are now in pre-production working on the fifteen song follow-up cd that is due out in the first part of 2003.
Shawn is an award winning singer/songwriter formerly of local Vegas band Epstien's Mother, voted best Acoustic Guitarist and UNLV's entertainer of the year two years in a row. See shawneiferman.com for more details.

John's experience in the music industry includes recording contracts with Elektra and Meltdown records, songwriting contracts with Warner Bros. and tours with bands like Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins,and Nirvana. When asked about his accomplishments, John replies, "That's nothing...you should see me juggle."

Matt has shared the stage with such legends as Bob Dylan, Al Green, and Robbie Kreiger. A singer/songwriter, Matt has been in the Vegas Scene all of his life and has worked with many of the Vegas elite including Ken Jordan (Crystal Method), Mark Huff, and Conni Emerson.

Corky is one of the premier drummers within the Las Vegas community. Over the las 3 1/2 years , he has performed as a drummer/percussionist in the Blue Man Group - Live at Luxor production. In 2003 he was selected as one of the top drummers in the Blue Man organization when he was picked to play the lead drum kit on their Complex Rock Tour, which performed in over 100 theaters, arenas, and amphitheaters across the USA and Canada. On this tour he performed on the NBC's Tonight Show With Jay Leno (3 times) and on Last Call with Carson Daly. This tour was documented on "The Complex Rock Tour Live" DVD, released in November 2003 on Lava Records. Since its release, the DVD has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and is continuing to sell in stores nationwide. He uses SABIAN cymbals and Vic Firth Drum sticks.

Discography

"Think About It" 2004 - 11 song CD, streaming play on MusicianMP3.com and on www.pondertheband.com

"After All" - Airplay on KOMP 92.3 Las Vegas

VH1 television program appearence on "Blinged Out"

SledX Extreme Snowbarding DVD

Set List

Our typical setlist is 15 or so songs:
wearing my mind out
glide
paradigms
after all
cloud i'm stealin'
seeing things
hallelujah
d minor
lionel and rita
tiny panties
lights on campus
hurry up and wait
string
backtracking
who am i
be your man
kid or clown

Our sets run from 75 to 90 minutes and we do covers. A couple of them are staples in our show right now, but we have a list of about 500 that we can do. Everything from Steve Miller to Prince to Tom Petty, Nirvana, Foofighters, Sublime etc...