Ruined for Normal
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Ruined for Normal

Band Pop Acoustic

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The best kept secret in music

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"Well Thought Out"

Ruined for Normal is simply one of the best groups that I have had the pleasure of working with in the studio. They have a great talent, not only of playing live but of well thought out songs. These songs are radio friendly and original. Drew and Joel were total professionals in the studio, paying close attention to every detail of their music and how everything was recorded,mixed and mastered. I look forward to working with them again.

Mitch Hensdale
producer/engineer
New Horizon Recording Studio. - New Horizon Recording Studio


Discography

Hands Down EP

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Ruined for Normal emerged from a packed out songwriter's night event. After sitting in on one another's set, Drew and Joel began the process of collaborating together. Playing primarily acoustic sets, Ruined for Normal lyrically present both hope and struggle in the form of simple, passionate songs with radio friendly hooks.

Drew Holgate is an incredibly soulful vocalist possessing great range and skill, as well as natural pop sensibilities. He's had more than a decade of formal training and naturally comes alive when onstage. Drew's musical influences run the gamut from rock to soulful gospel.

Joel Callaway has played guitar in settings as varied as CCM mega-events to small clubs. He is fully focusing his creative talents on songwriting, stretching his vocal range, and playing in the band.

Jeff Wylde plays a mean trumpet. How could he not, when his idol is Miles Davis? In addition, Jeff is an accomplished bass player. Jeff majored in music at Piedmont College in North Carolina.