Round About
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Round About

Washington, Iowa, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Washington, Iowa, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Pop Rock




"Album Review"

"These four guys make music that is simple, melodic, direct, genuine, and sincere. The group's last album (Hanging By A Thread) really stood out in our minds and The Best Laid Plans has the exact same effect. The focus here is on songs. Nice, smooth, intelligent songs that are never overplayed or oversung. These guys seem to understand the meaning of restraint and how it can be used in their favor...These mid-tempo pop compositions are classic in overall sound and approach. And they also have that amazing quality that makes you want to spin them over and over again. This album contains some of the best pop songs we've heard in months." -

"Live Show Review"

"The lead guitar work is clever as he invoked a light touch even as he played quickly...the rhythm section is crisp, vocals clear and melodic...They could take the easier path of being a high quality bar band playing the usual covers, but...their original music will pull you in and make for a fine set of music, well worth visiting some time..." -DC Rock Live - DC Rock Live

"Round About Tune Awarded "Finalist""

"Hit or Miss," a track off our album The Best Laid Plans, was awarded "Finalist" (3rd Place) in the Pop Category of the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest. - Songwriter's Association of Washington


The Best Laid Plans, 2015 (Independent)

Hanging By A Thread, 2012 (Independent)



Round About is a Washington, DC area original pop/rock band whose music combines perceptive, quirky lyrics with catchy, upbeat melodies to create a unique yet accessible sound. A fun mix of pop, rock and more under the upbeat melodic pop umbrella, the band blends the styles and skills of its members to create a sound that's definitely a sum greater than its parts. Their most recent album Coming Into Focus was released in 2018, following The Best Laid Plans (2015) and their debut Hanging By A Thread (2012). The band has won awards given by the Songwriters Association of Washington. The band and its music has been featured on local radio (“Voices from the DMV,” and "DC Music Rocks" on WERA 96.7-Arlington, VA), national podcasts (Tony Kornheiser Show Podcast), and in online interviews ( 

Round About has played at numerous local venues and festivals including IOTA Club and Cafe, Villain & Saint, Gypsy Sally's, Herndon Festival, Takoma Porch Festival, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Art on the Avenue in Alexandria, VA, Westover Market, Velvet Lounge and the Evening Star Cafe, and have shared the stage with numerous popular local acts like The Walkaways, Wes Tucker and the Skillets, The Reserves and South Rail, to name a few.

Round About is:

Patrick Garrity-Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Aaron Lowenberger-Lead Guitar/Vocals
Dave Mehring-Bass
Phil Raino-Drums

Band Members